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LAHR August 28, 1999
Seeking information on the LAHR family. William Henry Lahr was b. 17 Feb. 1841 in Fayette, New York. He married Perninah Pontious on 10 Apr. 1867 (by Rev. Graves) and he died 24 Nov. 1930. He and Perninah had 11 children. William Henry Lahr was one of 11 children of Henry Lahr b. 17 Dec. 1812, (town in New York unknown) and d. 10 Sep. 1858, probably Fayette. His wife was Elizabeth Singer. Elizabeth was b. 18 May 1819, New York and d. 17 Sep. 1858, probably Fayette. She was the dau. of George Singer and Anna Catheine Brown. Henry and Elizabeth, as well as two of their children died of Typhoid Fever. Four of their sons were in the Civil War. Please respond via e-mail if you have any info. on this family. Thank-you.

LAMB Marg McFarlane, Dec. 21, 1999
Am searching for information/connections regarding the Rev. Dr. James Burwell Lamb, b. November 11, 1878 in Mansfield, Ontario, Canada. Rev. Lamb was apparently Pastor of the Methodist Church in Seneca Falls, NY, likely in the early 1900's. Name of wife unknown. Children were Helen and Winnifred. Any family or Church information on this family would be appreciated.

LANE P. Lane, June 14, 2001
I am looking for the Lane Geneology. Earl Lane was the Father of Lyle Lane and Lee Lane. Earl Lane was married several times does any one know what his wifes names might be. Also any info about his ancestry line.

LARZELERE Jeanne Larzelere Bloom February 20, 1998
There were several LARZELERE families that lived in Seneca County and the area around it. I am seeking information on the descendants of any LARZELERE.
JACOB L. LARZELERE, JR., b: February 27, 1774 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, d: December 1, 1843 in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York buried in West Cayuga (Bridgeport) Cemetery , married February 13, 1805 in Baskinridge, Morris County, New Jersey by the Reverend Robert Finley, Anna Bayles, b: July 28, 1778 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, d: August 6, 1822 in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York buried in West Cayuga (Bridgeport) Cemetery. Anna Bayles' father was Solomon Bayles; her mother was Margaret Hull.
Harvey W. Larzelere, 1806-1883
Caroline Larzelere, 1808-?
Solomon B. Larzelere, about 1811-?
Augustus Larzelere, 1815-1826
Theodore E. Larzelere, 1819-1863
Jacob L. Larzelere, Jr. married second February 23, 1823 in Utica, Oneida County, by Reverend Frost, Sarah ("Sallie") Maynard, b: January 4, 1784, d: February 11 (01), 1838 in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York buried in West Cayuga (Bridgeport) Cemetery.
Henry M. Larzelere, 1827-1874
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, 2666 East 73rd Street, Apt. 11-W, Chicago, IL 60649-2710

LAW February 9, 1998
I am looking for information about ancestors of Eliphalet LAW, who was born in Junius, NY on 11/1/1819, died (I believe) in Farmersville on 6/3/1887. Married Mary A. (last name unknown) and 2dly, Mary J. Wakefield (b. Laurens) 1835-1909. Between the two wives, Eliphalet had 14 children. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

LAY Chris Knight, June 15, 1998
I'm looking for birth, death, marriage, parents, and children information on my g-g-g grandmother Lorinda A. LAY. She was married to Reuben JACOBY according to my g-grandmother Alyce JACOBY. She had a son named Samuel LAY JACOBY. Lorinda died when she was only 21 years old. Reuben JACOBY shows up in the 1850 Census Romulus township with a wife (Mary Ann) and a 4 month old daughter. Any information on these persons would be much appreciated !

LEE - FOLWELL - RICHMOND Laura Gilmore, March 22, 1999
Looking for Huldah LEE, b. 1796 in VT, married Wm FOLWELL 26 Mar 1814 in Ovid, Seneca, NY. Also, her father Wm LEE married Polly RICHMOND 29 Aug 1813 in Ovid, Seneca, NY. His first wife Clarissa Cleveland Smith LEE died Apr 1813.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

LEFLER, LARRISON Bob Lefler, March 30, 2006
Looking for researchers.

LELAND January 21, 2001
Am searching for a Bertha Isabel Leland graduated from Mynderse School in 1902. I believe she is part of the Lelands that had a dairy near Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls.

LELAND Oct. 3, 1999
My mother and her two brothers were born in or around Seneca Falls, between 1910 and 1917. Their mothers name was Theresia Gerisch Leland. My grandmother moved to Buffalo, NY after the death of her husband.

LEONARD Chris Leonard, August 2, 1998, updated April 30, 2000
update to query for JAMES H. LEONARD: Wife's name was Mary (Polly) Van Tassel
my great great great grandfather James H. Leonard was born in 1797 in delaware county and moved with his wife Mary V. (called Polly) to seneca county some time before my great great grandfather DeWitt Clinton Leonard was born in 1817. James's next 2 children were also born in seneca co, Eliza Jane (m. Silas Sawyer) in 1821 and Henry B. (?Benjamin?) in 1823. he family moved to newfane in niagara county in 1829. other children were named Anna Amy (m. John Lewis), Rosanna V. (m. George Spencer), Mariah M. (m. Nathan Peck) and John V. (m. Lorinda Peck.)
i am not sure of James's father's name, but the names James, Henry, Benjamin and John seem to recur for males in the family. they may have come from new jersey (Polly was born there) or alternatively may have emigrated from MA where there were quite a few Leonards. Or they may have emigrated directly from england. i have not been able to trace back further than James so far.
if you have any info on any of these individuals, or have any ideas about how i could proceed in investigating the resources in seneca county to try to find out the parents or possibly siblings of James H., please drop me a line. thank you!

LETTS Barbara Lewis, Feb. 6, 1998, updated My 13, 2000
I am searching for information on Daniel LETTS, b. 3 Sep 1793 and married #1 Susanna ? and #2 Susanna MAYBEE in Sececa Co. Their children were born and raised in Seneca County, NY. :Edward 1818, Elizabeth Jane 1819, Edward 1820, Sara Ann 1822, Nicholas 1834, Mary 1836, Nelson Fort 1839; Abner Maybee 1843, Horace G. 1846, Susanna 1848, James P, 1850, and Susan 1853.This family later migrated to Michigan. Daniel was born in New Jersey or on the Isle of Jersey.

LEWIS Traci Spears Feb. 6, 1998
Looking for parents and siblings of Esther LEWIS born 12/3/1791 in Ulylas Township, Seneca County, NY died 12/29/1857 in Mt. Morris, Livingston, County, NY. She married Matthew ASHTON, Sr. 1/1/1814 in Ulylas Township, Seneca County, NY.
Traci Spears' Home Page

LEWIS Dolores Rutherford, January 17, 2000
LEWIS    1800-1865    Seneca Co., NY, CA, MI

LIDDICK Howard and Patricia Liddic, March 2, 1999
Searching for information on Philip Liddick who was born in Germany in 1760 and died at Fayette, NY on January 15, 1839. Moved to Seneca County from Perry County, PA. Philip was married to Catherine Beacom (February 14, 1764 - ?). They had the following children: Anna ( July 24, 1783-?), John (November 14, 1785 - May 1, 1823), Susanna (September 22, 1788 - ?), Daniel (February 17, 1792 - ?), Maria (July 23, 1794 - ?), Philip (April 20, 1797 - ?), Rachel (August 26, 1799 - ?), Jacob (November 5, 1801 - ?), Peter (February 27, 1804 - ?), Rebecka (October 10, 1806 - ?), Samuel (January 13, 1809 - ?). Does anyone have information on Philip's parents?

LIEDKIE Susan Bondzinski, June 7, 2000
I'm looking for anyone who might be related to Matthew M. Liedkie. He was born in Clifton Park, NY on Dec. 3, 1899 and died arounf May 5 1985, in or aroound Interlaken. His mother , Augusta Jeske was my father's aunt. She was from Germany. Matthew had a daughter Beverly Keefer of Ovid. Thanks for any help.

LINDSAY John G. Lindsay Feb. 6, 1998
hi,john g.lindsay,here.i was born waterloo hospital 11/19/46.relitives that county for along time.wany are burried there (waterloo,n.y.) would like to help and find any info on relates(Lindsay,Underhill,too grand mothers maiden name. thanks,i`llwait for reply.
still looking.grace underhil,earl whane lindsay ,mid 1800`s waterloo as far back,so far. (June 15, 1998)
older relitives were around albany n.y. area.where can i look for these beople?going back to 1700's.(June 15, 1998)
John G.Lindsay 971 co.rt.25,oswego,ny 13126

LINDSTROM Valerie Stevens, Oct. 22, 1999
I am looking for any information on a Mrs. Lindstrom who had a farm near Waterloo in the late 1800s. Mrs. Lindstrom's sister, Barbara Daub , was my gggrandmother and was married to August Ofshlager and lived in Seneca Falls until around 1890.

LONGWOOD Brian Lynn, June 30, 1999
Seek to trade info on Levi LONGWOOD. Lived in Fayette, Seneca County from 1826 to 1864. Family moved to St. John's, Clinton County, Michigan.

LOSEY-LOSEE-LOSE-LOSIE Marlene Laing, July 26, 1998
My grandfather Asa A. was b. 1827 in Farmerville, Sececa, NY to JAMES LOSEY and Orpha ATCHINSON . James Losey d. 1847 in Ovid, Seneca Co. NY There is another JAMES LOSEY in a cemetary there in Ovid who died 1815 and I wonder if he if the previous James father? Anything on this family would be so greatly apprediated as I've been searching since 1989.

LOTT Vince Falter, Jan. 17, 1999
Seek info on the Lott family which lived on a farm near Covert on 1795-1855. Father was Zephaniah Lott, mother was Permilla (Phelps) Lott. They had 13 children, 11 of whom grew to maturity and several moved to Illinois in the 1834-1840 period. Does anyone know the name of the children?
Have much info to share on descendants IF I can verify the relationship of Martha Lott and to this family.

LOWE Eileen Arndt, April 30, 2000
Researching the family of Joseph Lowe(b.1861 Eng.) & his wife, Jessie R.(Pew) (b.Nov 1870 NY) who lived at Seneca Falls-Cayuga St. on 1900 NY census with two children:Marvin H. Lowe b.Mar 1897 and Catherine E. Lowe b.June 1899. Did they have more children? Is the Marvin Lowe who died in 1972 Orange City,FL their son? Thank you for any help.

LYON Jim Lyon,
Looking for any info on Robert Lyon m Arzillah Hall, Seneca Co. Any type of info will help.

LYON Lisa Smallwood, June 19, 2001
Lyon, Asher b. in Morris Co., New Jersey. Listed in the 1830 Romulus, Seneca Co. census then listed in1850 & 1860 in Varick, Seneca Co.census. d. mostly in Varick, Seneca Co., NY. Looking for any information on this man and his family. I would like to know exactly what the census record state on this man & his family. I know of 2 possible children Chalon & Harriet, both born in Morris Co., New Jersey. Both ended up in Ingham Co., Michigan.

LUDLOW Dick Feb. 6, 1998
I am trying to locate any information regarding Francis and/or Sarah(Sally) LUDLOW who lived in the Ovid-Covert area in the early 1800s. Any LUDLOW family lineage information would also be greatly appreciated.


MACDOUGAL Charles W. Petterson Feb. 6, 1998
Seeking information about NANCY R. MACDOUGAL (McDougal, etc), born 6 Oct 1808, possibly of Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, and who married GARDNER HARRINGTON BEEBE about 1832, in Tyre, Seneca County, New York. Nancy died 23 May 1841, in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York. Nancy is my gr-3 grandmother. She was the mother of the following children: 1.Catherine BEEBE 2.Maria BEEBE 3.Susanna Ann BEEBE 4.Mary Ann BEEBE 5.Emily Harrington BEEBE

MALONEY Dan Touse February 9, 1998
Several Maloneys came from Ireland to Seneca Co 1850 and after. At least some were related. John C Maloney was the first to appear in the 1850 census for Waterloo. John was b Mar 1826, Ireland [where?]; he came to U.S. [where] in 1848, and married that year to Mary Danaher. There 1st son John Danaher Maloney was b at Waterloo Mar 1850. Over the next three decades John C worked as laborer, teamster, & maltster, living on Stark St. and had: Michael - 1854; Margaret - 1855; Mary A - 1858; William - Nov 1859; Catherine - 1861; George - 1863; and Elizabeth - 1875. Only J.D., Wm, Geo, & Elizabeth survived. Young John moved to Auburn, Cayuga Co, & m @ 1873 to Ellen J Purdy; His parents and family followed him sometime after 1880 and resided on Wall St. Son William m Sarah Bartley & had "Belle" m Hopper; & Irene m McGeever. John C d 9Mar1902; John D had 10 ch & d 3Jul1913.
John C's bro Martin Maloney - b 1823, Ire, also came 1848, but did not appear in 1850 Waterloo census. He was there by @ 1855 and m by 1866 to Hannora C, b Jul 1828, Ire: They eventually est a grocery store on Center St and had: Martin E - 2 Dec 1857; John "Bert" - Jun 1859; Bridget - Jan 1861; Thomas - 1863; Mary - 1864, m Mr Manly & settled in Sen Falls; Catherine - 1866, m George Reed & settled near Ithaca; Nellie - 18 Jan 1868, m Thos Clary & settled in Sen Falls; Timothy - Nov 1869; and Hannora Sept 1872. Most of Martin's fam re-mained in Waterloo or Sen Co. There was also a sis Mary b 1840
A third Maloney, Michael - b 1818, Ire, also came in 1848, but did not appear in 1850 Waterloo census. Michael m in Ire to Mary Buckley, b Mar 1824 in Croom, Co Limerick, Ire. They had Catherine - 1845, m Jas Gibson @ 1877, Waterloo; Mary - May 1846, Ire, m Mr Livingston; John J - 1848; Ellen - Sept 1854; Michael - 1856; Anna F. - Nov 1857; All three list father as John, but Michael lists Catherine as mother v Mary for Martin & John C. In the 1920s Anna F & Bridget, dau of Martin lived together and said they were cousins.
Timothy Maloney was b Aug 1842, Ire, s/o John [1795 - 1853] and Mary Coleman [b 1803, Co Cork, Ire] Maloney. He came w/mother & sibs to NYC 1854 after father d. In Water-loo 1860-70. Mar Julia Morrin 1864 & had: John [1865 -1951] m Mary Caldwell; Timothy [1867 - 1868;] Daniel [1868-1875;] Catherine [1870-1965] m Wm H Murray; Wm T [Sept 1872-6 Sept 1931] m Anne Sullivan, res Geneva; Timothy [1875-1910;] Anna [1878-1903] m Anton Prudhome; Julia G 8Aug1880-11Oct1969] m George Gibson, son of Catherine Maloney Gibson, dau of Michael; Louis L. [1883-1967;] Agatha [1891-1966;]
Siblings: John - d 1858; Margaret m Mr Donahue; Mary m Mr Dunn, perhaps res in Auburn; Bridget m Mr Hanagan of Sen Falls; Alice m Mr Hanagan of Sen Falls;
There were several other fam in Seneca & Cayuga Co which may or may not be connected. Anyone with knowledge of anc & desc of these or related Maloneys, please Email

MANNING, OWEN John Stewart February 9, 1998
I am researching *all* MANNING & OWEN(S) families who lived in Seneca Co., (and Cayuga, Tompkins, etc., counties) NY in the late 1700's to mid-1800's. I have a lot of info that I would like to exchange with other parties interested in these and associated families.
John Stewart
4170 Hartford Street
Grand Island, NE 68803-2255

MANWARING Randy Hube, February 20, 1998
Looking for Information on ancestors and/or siblings of Henry Manwaring who resided Seneca Co., NY in mid. to late 1800's.
Henry was born 13 Aug 1836, Bendon, Co. Kent, England. He married Sara L. Proudfoot (born 17 Mar 1843 Seneca Falls, NY, daughter of James Proudfoot). They had 5 children (Loenard, Walter J., William Perry, Anna Elizabeth, and Ada L.) born in 1860's and early 1870's. Henry died sometime just before 27 Aug. 1902.

MARKS Mary Ellen Clark, June 14, 2001
My name is Mary Ellen (Marks) Clark and looking for information of the Marks's family from Romulus and Ovid ,New York . Grandparents where Wm and Mary Ellen(Murphy) Marks and had seven children. James Evie and MAry And Robert stayed around the area most of their lives. Rest moved to FLordia ,Rochester till they died.
I have some information on gGrandp[arents and where they came from . Like some information on what they did and where they attended school and alsoany thing more that any one knows.

MARSH Brian Lynn, June 30, 1999
Seek to trade info on the Marsh family. Came to Romulus, Seneca County from Westfield, New Jersey in 1814.

MARSHALL Chuck Keenan, March 22, 1999
I am searching for info re: my mother's family, the MARSHALL's of Waterloo, NY.
My grandfather was Francis C. MARSHALL;b. 1894; NY.
His parents were Frederick and Margaret (Donohoe) MARSHALL. Frederick was born in NY, 1865. Margaret was born in NY in 1863.
Their children were Francis; b. 1894, John Albert; b. 1897, Mary; b. 1898, William H.; b. 1901; and Joseph A.; b. 1903.
I have very little info on this family other than what I could find off the census. I would love to hear from anyone with info.

MARSHALL/ BISHOP Sharron Wofsy, February 20, 1998, updated April 30, 2000
Francis(Frank) MARSHALL b. 1815 in Germany. Prior to 1939 he lived in Greenwood(Corning) NY in Stuben Co. He married Jane WILLIAMSON b. 1822 Covert in 1839. the daughter of Abraham WILLIAMSON. They had 8 children: Isiah R.(my g-grandfather) b. 1840 Wellsville, d. 1908 Seneca Falls, married Jane BISHOP in 1886 daughter of Issac BISHOP and Rachel HAGERMAN, Elizabeth b. 1843, Eunice b. 1844, Mary 1848 lived 3 mo, Lydia b. 1850, Frank b. 1853, Horace T. b. 1855, married Clara SHUTTS, Richard Kimble b. 1857 Covert, d. 1929 W. Danby, married Sarah SHUTTS.
Isiah R. MARSHALL b. 1840 Wellsville NY maried Jane M. BISHOP in 1865. They had 8 children: Ida b. 1865 Seneca Falls, d. 1949 married Willard ERVY, 2nd husband John YOUNG, Eunice b. 1872 Seneca Falls, d. 1959, married CONKLIN, then Joseph KIDD, then George PHILLIPS, Mary Francise(Frankie) b. 1874, d. 1964 Syracuse, married Irving KLOCK of Little Falls, Benjamine STRAIT, Joseph FORTON, Albert(Allie) b. 1876, d. 1878, Georgie b. 1880, d.1881, Carrie b. 1883 Seneca falls, d. 1954 N Tonowanda, married FRISE, then Willian LORENZE, Fred(my grandfather) b.1885 Seneca Falls, d. 1971 Ithaca, Married Clara Mae BAXTER in 1904.

MARTIN Jim McMillen, Oct. 11, 1998
The family of Joseph MARTIN came to Waterloo, New York, from Toronto by about 1820. Included were daughters Mary, Sebe (Eusebia?), and Anna MARTIN. Possibly there was a son John J MARTIN, who married Sarah PARMENTER. Sebe married Jerd DASHER and at one time lived in Streator, Illinois. Anna married Edward BEEDLES. Any recogniton of this family?

MARTZ, HECKMAN Nancy Tweedie, June 14, 2001
I am trying to find the parents of Anna MARTZ who married Nathan HECKMAN. Both were born in Pennsylvania according to their death certificates and came to Seneca County about 1840.

MASON Valerie J. Hawkins, June 4, 1999
My great grandfather, Archie C. Mason was born in Seneca Co. in August 1863. His parents were Robert Mason and Eliza J. Chambers. Robert is said to have been born in England. Archie's marriage certificate states that he was born in Sheldrake, Seneca Co., NY. I have not been able to find Sheldrake. Any info on where this is, or on Robert & Eliza would be appreciated.

MATTHEWS Jim Mathews, July 18, 1998
I am looking for descendants of William Matthews who lived in Waterloo New York in about 1830. He was married to Jane Ann & they had 4 children.
William E. Matthews brn 1832
John Robert Matthews brn 1835
Mary Ann Matthews brn 1834
James Henry Matthews brn abt 1837
William died abt 1840 & Jane remarried to a John Moran....
Mary Ann married a Patrick Mcavory in abt 1857
I have no further information about the Matthews being in Waterloo, Seneca county after 1860. Any information would be appreciated.

MAUTHE June 14, 2001
Wife of RUDOLPH MAUTHE was living in Seneca Falls in April 1910. Her given name is unknown - she was born in Germany, dau of ? & Ersilla Irion and came to US about 1863. Seeking any info on family.

McCARTNEY, DEVLIN, BOHAN Sandra Whalens, March 22, 1999, updated March 1, 2000
Looking for information on some Irish that were in Seneca Co in 1850's. James McCartney, Devlins, and Bohans.... McCartneys moved to Buchanan Ia, Mary Devlin md to James McCartney, other Devlins married to Moore, and Mannion.

McCORMICK/MILLER Matthew Lipsey May 1, 1998
I am in search of any information pertaining to David McCORMICK (b. 5 Nov 1762, Chester Co., PA) and Sarah "Sally" (MILLER) McCORMICK (b. 1767). David and Sarah were married in Northampton Co., PA, in March of 1787 and then moved to Ovid, NY, when it was still part of Cayuga Co. My direct ancester, Henry W. McCORMICK was born there in 1799. David McCORMICK died in Seneca Co., NY on 3 March, 1838. I do not know when his wife passed away. Henry moved first to Lake Co., OH, and then to Chesaning, MI, where he died in 1883. Any help with this lineage is appreciated. Thank you!

MCDUFFEE Giles Carter March 9, 1998
Robert McDuffee and other McDuffees moved to McDuffeetown, or Varick, around 1800 give or take several years. I am collecting all the information I can about the McDuffees in Seneca County, particularly the early McDuffees. Please send information to, and I will also be happy to share my fairly extensive information with you.

McKEVITT Elizabeth Ryan, March 29, 1999
I am trying to find out any information on:
Margaret Cecelia McKevitt
Catherine McKevitt
Charles McKevitt
Mary Elizabeth McKevitt
Bernard McKevitt
Alice Mckevitt
James Mckevitt
Margaret Cecelia Mckevitt was my husband's grandmother. We have absolutely no information on her or any of her family. We do have portraits taken in the late 1800s, early 1900's of some of them. They were taken in Senaca Falls and Auburn.

MCLAUGHLIN Jim McLoughlin Feb. 6, 1998
I researching the family of Patrick and Catherine Morgan McLaughlin who migrated from Ireland to Varick in about 1850. They are first listed in the US census in 1860.
Children were: James, Joseph, John, Patrick, George, Daniel and Anna.
Am interested in learning who were Aunts Mary, Maggie and Judith mentioned in correspondence with New Orleans branch of this family. Was Patrick related to the Joseph McLoughlin whose son, Joseph, married Edith Rothlander?

McMATH Kathy McConnell DeFoster, July 8, 1998
Looking for information on Alla McMATH, his wife Mabel KELSEY McMATH, and their family of nine children. They removed to Romulus from Northumberland county, PA about 1795. Alla died 17 Oct 1804 in Romulus; Mabel survived him until 24 Jul 1830. Most of their children were married in Seneca county; some remained, while a few removed to Michigan. Their children married into the following families: Bainridge, Baldridge, Fleming and Van Auken.
I have information on the ancestors of both Alla and Mabel and would like to add to it the details of the lives of their children. Mabel descends from survivors of the Siege of Derry;her family lived for several generations in PA before moving to NY. Please contact me if you have any interest in any of these names.

My g g grandparents: Edward McNANEY/Mary FITZSIMMONS,b. and m. in Ireland in early 1800's; emigrated to US approx.1841 with several young children, ultimately had 10 children and settled in Seneca Falls/Waterloo area.Their son Patrick Joseph McNANEY b.1871, & Catherine E. BISHOP b.1841, m. 1852 in Seneca Falls and had 11 children. Their son Thomas Joseph MCNANEY b1871, m.1899 in Seneca Falls to Mary Agnes FLAHERTY,b.1878. Mary Agnes was 6th of 8 children born to William FLAHERTY, b.1843 in Ireland,(came to US as young child) and Mary GARGAN,b about1840 in Ireland, m. 1867 in Seneca Falls/Waterloo.
I have the descendants of the above fairly well identified and am working on documentation. I am especially interested in finding sources to tell me exactly when the early ancestors came to US, from where in Ireland they came and what ports they arrived/departed from. Family oral tradition states they came over to escape the potato famine, of course, but no one thought to ask how they got here!
Any help gratefully appreciated and I will gladly share my records.

MCUMBER Sandy March 20, 1998
Looking for information on McUMBER family from Seneca County living there in the 1850's or prior. Specifically looking for Harriet Janet McUmber who was born 1838-1840. In her obituary, she lists her mother as Elizabeth OLIVET. Father is not known. Harriet married William Wells BURDICK in March of 1853 in Seneca Falls.

MEDHURST Sam Dicks February 9, 1998
Information on Joseph and Anne (Bevins) Medhurst who lived in Seneca and Ontario counties in the 1830s. Joseph died in an accident in about 1837 and the widow married a man with the last name of White. The second husband died in about 1841 and the widow with children from both marriages departed for Illinois by 1842. Desire obituaries or cemetery records on the deaths of both husbands. Also marriage record to second husband and marriage records of any of their children (a daughter, Sarah Medhurst, may have married Miles Briggs in about 1840 or 1841 in Seneca county).
Sam Dicks, 1019 West St., Emporia KS 66801

MERRITT Gail Moore, April 28, 2001
Looking for anything on Caleb Merritt born Waterloo, Seneca Co. NY about 1770 Married Elizabeth Carpenter. She was from North Castle NY. Westchester Co. They both lived in North Castle at the time of their deaths. Their children were Deborah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Phebe, and Mary Merritt. Would like anything at all on the Merritt family from this area.

MERTZ Nancy Tweedie, June 14, 2001
Am looking for more information on George & Anna Maria MARTZ (MERTZ). They are buried at the Jerusalem Church Cemetery in Fayette. According to the Seneca County rootsweb site, George was born November 10, 1793 and died December 4, 1855, Anna was born November 22, 1789 and died September 18, 18??

METCALF Karen Ford, Sept. 16, 2004
I am looking for Margaret (Magie) Metcalf. Her maiden name was White and she married George R. Metcalf on the 27 of September, 1890. They had two children, George A. and Edith Metcalf. I can find her in the 1900 census for Seneca Falls but it states that she is a widow living at 19 Miller Street. I can find no other reference to her after that. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

METCALF Lisa Smallwood, June 14, 2001
Looking for information on James Latimer Metcalf b 1939 d 22 Oct 1914 in Varick, Seneca Co., NY. He married Nancy Mary Casterlin b abt 1836 in Varick,Seneca Co., NY. They had two children I know of: Minnie Lizzell Metcalf b 12 Aug 1862 & Herbert L. b abt 1871. I beleive James & Nancy are buried somewere near Varick. Minnie married twice 1st to Charles Humphrey Avery 12 Oct. 1888 in Geneva, Ontario Co. then to Levi T. Schreffler Oct 29, 1897 in Romulus, Seneca Co., NY. Unable to locate Herbert after 1880 census. No further information on Minnie. Any information on this family or its descendants is app.

METCALF August 28, 1999
Seeking information on the METCALF family. I do not know the town they were from, but I believe it to be in Seneca County. Thomas Metcalf Jr. was b. 02 June 1835 d. 09 Apr. 1902. He married on 28 Dec. 1859 to Abigail J. Ambrose who was b. 12 Feb. 1842 and d. 14 May 1933. They had 7 children, Sophia L., Adelbert J. Alida H., Cora E., Lillian Jane, Mary Viola, and Bertha May. Thomas Jr. was the son of Thomas J. Metcalf Sr. b. 1808, somewhere in Massachusetts. He m. 25 Nov. 1829 in Seneca Falls to Elizabeth Carey who was b. in Massachusetts in 1812. Thomas and Elizabeth had 5 children, besides Thomas Jr. they had, Martin L., James L., Harriet and Abigail. If you have any info. on this Metcalf family please drop me an e-mail. Thank-you.

METZGER, METZKER Lois, June 30, 1999
I am seeking any information on Simon Metzker (Metzger) who married Susannah _________ in Nov of 1835 in Seneca County, NY by Rev. Beilharz. He had twelve children. Rebecca and Catherine Elizabeth were probably born in Seneca Co in 1836 and 1837 respectively.

MILLER Ruby Coleman, January 25, 2000
I am seeking information on Jedediah (Jeddiah/Jedidiah) Miller and family. He and his wife (Hannah?) were living in Ulysses, Seneca Co., NY in 1805 when daughter Mary was born. They are on the 1810 Federal Census for Seneca Co., NY, page 179 (shown as Jeddiah). Sometime after that date they removed to Steuben Co., NY. Jedediah was born about 1776/1777 in New Jersey. Need anything on his parents and siblings.

MILLER Charlyne, Sept. 1, 1999
Miller, Jonathen Dallas, Looking for info: on Jonathen Dallas Miller b.abt 1847 in Pa. He was married to Slyvina Culver they had several children.Two were born in N.Y. Elizabeth b1870 in Seneca Co. Lena b.1879 in Ovid. His wife Slyvina d, in Ovid in 1901 she is buried at the Ovid Union Cemetery, she has no stone.

MILLER J. Gorman, February 18, 1999
Ezra Collins Miller, born in 1805 in Seneca County, NY, parents unknown. He migrated to Lockport, New York in 1830 and then to Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan by 1840. He is connected somehow to several Lenawee County, Michigan Millers, others on the east side of the state, and also in Kent County, Michigan where he moved by 1850. His middle name suggests that his mother may have been a Collins. He was always very careful to use it. Seeking any connections.

MILLER Marilou Cory-Nyblood May 1, 1998
I would like to acquire info on Catherine Miller born 27 April 1832 at Fetgelo, Seneca Co., NY. She married William Allen of Steuben Co., NY on 24 feb 1852. That is all I know about her. They resided in Bath, Steuben Co., then removed to Michigan. I would like to make a contact with anyone who has info on this family.

MILLER Don Cox May 1, 1998
I am looking for the birthplace of Warren P. MILLER who was born in the State of NY about July 23, 1820. His father= Peter, and mother= Elizabeth, and both of them were born in NY. The census of 1820 shows two Peter MILLERs living in Seneca County (Covert, Junius) and each has a boy under the age of 5. Would appreciate any information that would either qualify or disqualify either of these Peter MILLERs as a suspect. Thanks.

MILLER Dot M. April 16, 1998
I am doing my best to untangle Seneca lineage for my cousin Bill Osgood. We know that he is descended from PETER MILLER & BETSY LATSON but we do not have any info on their parents. I have heard that they married and lived in the Lodi area. They moved to Mich. in the early 1830s (Lenawee Co). Would appreciate any clues or suggestions you might have on this one. Thanks!

MILLER Arthur H. Lucia February 27, 1998
Jesse MILLER,,1776 Married (2) wife ca,1809 Mary BAILEY, a widow of John BAILEY, Jesse lived in Seneca co N,Y, befor moving to Wolcott, Wayne co,N,Y, he died 1822 at Wolcott, Leving a will. He had a Brother John MILLER, who was Living at Farmington,Ontario co N,Y, who were the Parents of Jesse and John MILLER.

MILLER Jimmy Hartson February 9, 1998
I am searching for information on Ezekiel Miller who resided in the town of Covert. He died on July 14, 1832. His wife's name was Mary. I am seeking any information on this family. When and where was Ezekiel born? What is his wife's maiden name? When and where was she born? Where are they buried? Ezekiel and Mary had five children. The children were Orra (Updike), Cynthia (Stuart), Sarah (Lam), Girden and Ezekiel, Jr.

MILLS Albert Mills, Sept. 26, 1999
I am seeking to learn the parents of my great grandfather, Henry Mills, b. 2/13/1813 in Ovid, N.Y. His obituary of 1889, stated that Ovid was then Tompkins Co.?? At the age of 13 yrs. he moved with a Smith family to South Bradford, Steuben Co. NY. The early 1800 census for the area list Daniel and James Mills families living in the Ovid areas. Does anyone have any information and Daniel and James Mills?

MIZENER, MISNER Connie Duke, Sept. 4, 1999
I am looking for any information on the Daniel Mizener family who resided in the Lodi area and the Farmer Village area. Daniel was a deacon of the Baptist Church from 1836. He married Mary Rappleye (?Raplee), dau of Deacon William Rappleye. Daniel was born 16 Sep 1808 and died Saturday, the 25th - month and year unknown. Their children were Helen (Lewis Emons); Hattie (M. J. Troutman); and George W. (Addie Deborah Moore) Mizener - also spelled MISNER.

MOOR Steve & April, Oct. 30, 1998
E.P.Moor, one of the editors of the Waterloo Observer m June 18, 1829 Elizabeth G. Sholes, oldest dau of John Esq. in Waterloo: Rev. A.D. Lane Looking for information on the Sholes family. Elizabeths bd, John's par.,bd,dd, wife, etc. Thank you.

MOORE Desiree Roberts, April 30, 2000
Looking for decendants of children of Ebenezer Hutchinson Moore and his three wives, Parthenia Morse, Huldah Woodruff and Joanna Morse. Children: Edmund Moore 1804, m. Barbara Chloe Fisk ( my line ) Nancy Moore 1806, m. William Braden Electa Moore 1808, m. Lewis Braden Emily Moore 1811, m. Charles Niver Lewis Moore 1814-1814 Albert Moore abt. 1816/17 Joanna Moore 1818, m. Fortunatus Bishop John M. Moore 1819, m. Hannah Lisk or Fisk Jane Moore 1820 - 1842 Laura H. Moore 1824-1845 Lucius E. Moore 1825, m. Emma Southwick Marvin H. Moore 1828, m. Elizabeth Unknown.
All children were born in Junius and many are buried with their spouses and parents in Southwick Cemetery in Junius.

MOORE Terence Buckaloo, April 25, 1999
Seeking info: Emily MOORE, b. ca. 1811 Seneca Co., NY, d. 1846 Huron Co., OH. Md. 1832 to Charles B. NIVER from Orange Co., NY.

MORRISJohn Smith, June 20, 2002
Looking for help on information pertaining to my Great grandmother, MORRIS, Effie Alice-married to George Washington Glazier in 1855 in Seneca Falls, NY. I have no further information on them except that they later had two daughters in Chicogo, Ill would also appreciate any information on G-Gradfather George washington Grazier if any one comes across same.

MORRIS Don Bryant April 20, 1998
MORRIS, John (c.1821-c.1874) married Abby (Abigail?) HEATH (c.1831-1871)about 1849 in prob. Seneca Falls. They had children born inSeneca Falls:
Edwin 1850, Mary 1852, Ada 1854, Emma 1856, Julia 1857, Amelia 1860, Laura 1863, Frank 1864, Louisa 1866, Leroy & George (twins)1867, Nellie 1869.
Looking for parents of John Morris and Abby Heath. Abby prob. had sisters named Miranda and Elizabeth (married Wm. Brownell). Thanks for any help.

MORSE, GANOUNG Syrina Dawson, April 28, 2001
My gggrandfather John W Morse was born 30 June 1838 in Seneca County to Daniel Morse and Mary Genung/Ganoung. I am searching for any information on the families of Daniel Morse or Mary Ganoung (many spelling variations). They allegedly left the Finger Lakes Region in 1843 for Michigan. They also had the following children: Justus, Purvis, Daniel, Elizabeth, Martin, Wilmer, Cornelia, Louisa, and Philip. Any information on either of these families would be greatly appreciated.

MOYER Barbara Ferg, March 22, 1999
Moyer, Henry C., Rev. & Elizabeth Cramer Moyer his wife.
I believe Rev. and Mrs Moyer moved from Williamsport PA., between 1870 and 1888 to Ovid, N.Y. He was born about 1835- 1845 in Maryland and he migrated with his parents to Williamsport around 1850. He was a pastor at the Mulberry Street Methodist Church during the 1860's and this is where he met and Married Elizabeth Cramer. The obiturary of Elizabeth's father, JOHN CRAMER, mentions that a he had been visiting his son-in-law, Rev. Henry C. Moyer, in Ovid, N.Y. a few days before his death in June of 1888. I am trying to find out when Henry and Elizabeth died and if they had any children. I would be greatfull for any information on this family.

MURPHY, MAGRANE Wayne Sheets, June 30, 1999
I am looking for info on the siblings of Alice MURPHY, b. April 4, 1833 in Seneca Falls, NY, married to Patrick MAGRANE on March 2, 1851. They moved from NY shortly after they were married to CAL>WI>KS, and both died in Ellis county Kansas.
Any Information on Alice MURPHY'S brothers/sisters would be appreciated. I have these names of siblings: James, John, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Nancy and Stephen(all probably born before 1833) and Thomas,Joseph, Elizabeth and Peter (All after 1833). I have a lot of info to share on Patrick Magrane/Alice Murphy family.

MURPHY, POUND Mary-Frances Belton, Aug. 31, 1998
Looking for information on William Henry Pound b. lyons around 1857 d. 18 September 1922 m. Olive Matilda Murphy b. Phelps around 1861 d. 4 Feb. 1946. They are my g-g grandparents. Children: Maud May Pound b. 13 May 1882 d. Waterloo, NY 14 Jun 1954 m. Mar 1898 George W. Kuney, Sadie (Sarah) Pound and Mabel G Pound.

MURRAY Nancy Robinson March 9, 1998
I am working on the Murray family of Newfield, Tompkins Co, NY. They seem to come from Seneca Co as I find early land records there for John C and wife Bathsheba, Barnabus and Daniel of Ovid and Romulus. Is anyone else working on these Murray lines?


NASH Jim & Carol Seifert February 9, 1998
Any information on great grandparents, JOSEPH & MARIA NASH, who came to Waterloo, NY from Calabria, Italy in the late 1800's. They had two daughters. One (name unknown) died at age 15. The other was my grandmother, ROSE NASH, who married THOMAS DELMONTE (DALIMONTE) around 1908.

NEELEY Judith Higgins Feb. 6, 1998
Looking for any information on JOHN NEELEY Born in Ovid, Seneca Co, Oct 1783. Married JANE KAISER. Had two children LEWIS NEELEY b 4 Oct 1805 and nancy. He died in the War of 1812. He was in the New York Militia with Capt Brundage Company. Any information would really be appreciated.

NELSON and ROGERS Wayne Elton Davis, August 23, 1999, updated Dec. 26, 1999
There was a Bazel NELSON in the 1820 census for Junius, Seneca County, New York. Does anyone know the name of his wife and children? My ggggGrandfather was also a Bazel NELSON and I would like to know if this is the same person. If so, his daughter Elizabeth married George ROGERS who had a daughter named Clarissa, who is my ggGrandmother. I have more information. Please help, if you can.


O'DELL J. E.Killick February 20, 1998
Who are parents of Archibald O'DELL? He and his family were enumerated in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, NY, in 1850 Federal Census. Archibald was age 49 and a brickmaker. His wife is Eliza, age 47; son Austin, age 18, a boatman; dau. Dorcas age 11; dau. Lydia age 7. Clara Brewster, dau. of Samuel and Dorcas (Nickerson) Brewster/Bruster, married 1st Archibald McBRIDE, probably of Orange County, NY. After his death, about 1810?, she married Richard O'DELL, perhaps the same who is enumerated in Dutchess County, NY, in the 1810 Census. I believe that it is possible that Archibald O'DELL is Clara's son with Archibald McBRIDE who then assumed his step-father's surname, O'DELL. Samuel and Dorcas (Nickerson) Brewster/Bruster removed from Dutchess County, NY, to Seneca County by 1810. Can anyone help me with this puzzle? Thank you.

ODELL Phoebe O'Dell, Feb. 6, 1998
I am interested in any Odells who lived in Seneca Co. According to the author Wm F. O'Dell, Augustine Odell, Jr. was living in Seneca Co. at the time of the 1820 & 1830 US census. His son Nathanial Alvin Odell, who married Mahala Brace, migrated to Calhoun Co. MI in about 1836 from Seneca Co. I can find no record of the above couple's marriage in MI.

OFSHLAGER Valerie, Jan. 17, 1999
I am looking for information on August OFSHLAGER born abt 1849 somewhere in Germany. He was married to Barbara DAUB. Their children were Mary, John, William, George, and Frederick August. August died in 1890 in Tyre, Seneca Co. and his wife then moved to Rochester , NY. William (my great grandfather) was born in 1883 in Seneca Falls and also spent the rest of his life in Rochester. Thank you in advance.

OPDYKE Deborah Talley, Sept. 8, 1998
Am seeking any information on Jeremiah Opdyke, b. N.J., moved to Fayette, Seneca Co., 1814, wife, Diana Sutton, many offspring--among them Mary MANNING OPDYKE, my gggrandmother. Jeremiah was an early investor in the Waterloo Woolen Mill. Hope to connect with other descendents of Jeremiah. Any Opdykes out there?? Thanks for any help.

OSBORN Margie Roti, Sept. 2, 1999
Searching for information on my gr-grandmother: Eunice Florinda Osborn, born March 1865, Seneca County, NY. In one census she listed her father as having been born in England, but in another (earlier) as having been born in NY. Eunice married Herbert Asahel Hough in Van Buren County, Michigan in 1882. They settled in the Covert, MI area and are buried in the Covert Cemetery.

Eli Osburn, James Osburn, Thomas Osburn, Sturges & Elizabeth Osburn James Cockroft, June 4, 1999
Sturges & his mother Elizabeth were in Seneca Co, NY in early 1800's, also Rawlings in Dutchess Co. I need a connection from Elizabeth to her husband______ and any other forebears.

OSBURN Oct. 24, 1999
Searching for info on my GGgrandfather Sturgis Osburn (various spellings) He moved to Senaca Co in 1812. He purchased part of Military Lot # 84 from Asa Church in 1818 or 1819 and lived in Romulus. I know he died in 1837. I don't know where he is buried in Seneca Co. Any info about him would be appreciated. His wife's name was Chloe and his mother's name was Elizabeth. She purchased property in Romulus also.

OUSTEN Jan. 5, 2000
Looking for info. on EMILY OUSTEN. She was b. in Pa. and m. 01 Mar 1827 in Fayette to WILLIAM JOLLY who was b. abt. 1803 in Pa. He d. 27 Mar 1858.

OWEN Mona Bross Hylton, July 26, 1999
Harriet E. OWENS of Orange County, NY, b. abt. 1824, married Peter V. BROSS 21 October 1848 in Wantage, Sussex County, NJ. They had a daughter Ashbell Bross, born 5 June 1851. Harriet was probably the daughter of Samuel Owens and Phebe ? Harriet died 4 August. 1906 in Waterloo, Seneca Co., NY. (Peter V. BROSS was the son of James BROSS and Mary VANDERHUFF.)
The obit. in Orange Co., NY newspaper, noted that Harriet Owens BROSS died at the home of a son in Waterloo. I would like to know WHERE Harriet is buried and if there is an obit. in a local newspaper there, I would like a copy which can be E-mailed to me. I would like to know the name of her son at whose home she died. Also any other children who might have survived her.
I hope that someone can help me. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


PACKER Sept. 2, 1998
Looking for information on PACKER family of Charles and Clara Swartz PACKER. Raymond 1895 - 1966 was one of their children.

PADDOCK Kim, Jan. 17, 1999
I am just starting to research the PADDOCK family. I have the head of this family as Nathan PADDOCK (1788- Aug.25,1867) married to Mary. Their children are:
Mahala b. 1820
Elizabeth b. 1819 in Scipio, Seneca Co., NY
Adaline b. 1823
Martha b. 1835
Chloe A.
Any help would be appreciated!

PAINE Jean Fladger Shanelec May 11, 1998
Searching for the parents of Lucy PAINE Eaton (born 1801 in Ulysses, Seneca County NY) and her brother Daniel PAINE. They had half-brothers named WOOD. Was their mother PERCIS PAINE who was head of household in the 1810 census? Did she marry a WOOD after 1810? The Paine & Wood offspring were in Wabash County IL by the 1820s. Any suggestions or information will be most appreciated.

PALMER March 13, 1999
Frederick Palmer b1860-d1942 buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken, NY married Bessie M. Reeves b1870-d1937
Frederick's parents: George Palmer b1824-d Feb 7, 1910 buried in Jones Cemetery Hector, NY married Caroline M. b1838-d Sept 6, 1887
Bessie's parents:Silas Reves married Persis/Phrecelious/Percelius Gilley.

PARKHURST Hubert Wagers, April 30, 2000
Researching all PARKHURST families beginning with the earliest history of Seneca County. Have found John PARKHURST on 1806 Jury List; V and Seneca PARKHURST of Junius in 1812; PARKHURSTS on the 1830 Federal Censuses; John PARKHURST in Junius on the 1810 Federal Census; Phylemon PARKHURST on Genesee County Federal Census in 1820.

PEARL Merritt Woznick, April 28, 2001
Seeking information on John PEARL (1825-1858) who m. Charity (1831-1916), lived in Seneca County, and had 3 daughters: Elnora, Fannie and Cora. Elnora and Cora married PONTIUS brothers; Fannie married a STAHL.

PEARSON/ PARSON/ PIERSON/ PEIRSON Noel Orris February 27, 1998
Poole Pearson b. ca l755 d. l840 Fayette m. Hepzabeth ____ dau. Eliza m. David Skaats, Pres. of a bank in Waterloo. Also any info on JEHIEL P. PARSONS, capt. in Waterloo, d. June 22, l825. Thank you.

PECK Laura Irby, January 17, 2000
I am looking for any information on Laura Ann Peck b. 13 Mar 1868 in Seneca Co. to parents who were also born in Seneca Co., according to Laura Ann's death certificate [18 July 1906, Washington DC] I understand she had a sister, Cora.
If anyone has any knowledge of this family, please contact me.

PELONG August 15, 2000
Any information re: Joseph F. PELONG, b. 1805 in Quebec, m. ca. 1832 to Mary JULY (variant spellings), b. 1806 in Quebec? They were in Waterloo, Seneca County, NY, in 1850 with children Alexander, John, Matilda, all born in "Canada", and Benjamin, Abby, and Rosanna, all born NY; birth dates indicate that PELONGs came to NY ca. 1840. PELONGs went to MI ca. 1860 with family of David LAPOINT/Jane MARTIN or CARTER ; this family in Steuben Co., NY, 1850. Will share any and all information.

PERRY Bob Fiedler, Nov. 6, 2000
Looking for info/data on David Perry who came to Ovid with wife, 6 boys and 4 girls in 1779. About 1802 they all moved to the Starkey area of Yates County. The Levi Ellis and Phillip Morse families came at the same time. All came from either Orange Co., NY or Sussex Co., NJ.
We have only the identity of the oldest son of David. He was James, b. Apr. 20, 1779 in Warwick, Orange Co., NY. In 1802 at Ovid James married Elizabeth Morse, daughter of Phillip Morse and Elizabeth Ellis. Levi Ellis and wife Elizabeth were her parents.

PETERSON Linda, April 11, 1999
I am looking for any information on Richard and Ralph (Ruliff/Rulif) PETERSON and their families. They are sons of Cornelius PETERSON; family originally of Somerset, New Jersey, that settled in Cayuga County, about 1796. I have seen Richard and Ralph's names mentioned in early Washington, Seneca County records.

PETERSON Linda, Oct. 30, 1998
I am looking for any information on Dr. O.W. Peterson and wife Lydia Manderville Peterson who resided in Waterloo, Seneca County. O.W. was born about 1830 (possibly Cayuga Co.) and died in Waterloo in 1904 (Lydia died in 1903).

PETERSON Linda, Oct. 30, 1998
Looking for any information about Dr. John C. Peterson who died in Seneca County 10-7-1867. He was born 2-19-1831 (possibly Cayuga County), son of Dr. Peter H. Peterson and Elizabeth A. Young Peterson. They are all buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Springport, Cayuga County.

PHELPS Diana Granger, July 11, 2002
In the 1820 census of Seneca County, an Elijah Phelps is shown. Is he the son of Alvin Peck Phelps and Azubah Hungerford? Does anyone have information on the Phelps family?

PHILIPS, WOOD April 28, 2001
I am looking for information about George Philips and his wife Maria Wood. George was born in Rose Hill, NY birth date unknown. Maria was born in Belfast, Ireland, date unknown. Both died in Geneva, NY in 1909.

PHILLIPS June 14, 2001
Looking for more information about parents of Francis George Phillips, b.Dec. 2, 1861 in Rose Hill, NY. Parents are George Phillips and Maria Wood. Both George and Maria died in 1909.

PICKEL/PICKLE Marietta Pickell February 9, 1998
I am looking for informtion on a Pickel/Pickle family that lived in the Trumansburgh area. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

PIERSON Mary Knutson, Sept. 2, 1998
Pierson, John Sheldon lived Ovid, Wife Elizabeth 4 daughters 2 died young. 2 others were Phebe - born 1826 and Rhonda born 1830. later moved to Mich.

PONTIUS Merritt Woznick, April 28, 2001
I descend from Aaron PONTIUS (1816-1904) and Mary RIEGEL (1820-1893) of Seneca County; both are buried in Canoga Cemetery; they had 10 children. Their son Oscar PONTIUS (1850-1924) m. Elnora PEARL (1853-1934) and had 4 children in Geneva, NY. Their son John PONTIUS (1875-1962) m. Louisa SEYBOLD (1881-1968) and had 2 children in Geneva, NY. I would like to find others who descend from Aaron or Oscar Pontius. In addition, I have info on the Pontius, Riegel, Pearl and Seybold families to share with other relatives.

PONTIOUS Jan. 5, 2000
Looking for the parents of MARTIN PONTIOUS who was b. in Pa. abt. 1794. He m. 16 Feb 1826 in Junius, NY to NANCY HILL who was b. abt 1803 and d. 16 Apr 1860. Martin d. 20 Jan 1883 in Fayette, NY. They had...
Penina b. Oct 1841 Junius, NY. d. 1921. She m. 10 Apr 1867 to William Henry Lahr
Jenete b. abt. 1825 She m. Unk. Everhardt
Jane b. abt. 1829 she m. Unk. Shaffer
Commodore Dewitt b. abt. 1824 d. 26 Jan 1909
Martin V. b. abt 1836 d. 12 Dec 1896 He m. Alice E. Freer
Nancy b. abt. 1828 She m. Charles Bachman
Ebenezer b. abt. 1839.

PONTIUS, RICHLEY Julie Ritchly Grove Noble, July 14, 1999
Researching surnames RITCHLEY and PONTIUS in Seneca County in the late 1840's and 1850's.
Looking for more information on Joseph RITCHLEY listed in 1850 Census for Seneca County, NY, possible brother to my 3 Great Grandfather Moritz RITCHLEY, who may also have lived in Seneca County for a brief period.. Also looking for Sarah PONTIUS who married Moritz RITCHLEY in New York and left for Ohio around 1857. Joseph RITCHLEY also moved to Ohio before 1860. There were at least the following PONTIUS families living in Seneca County in 1850: 1) family of George W. PONTIUS; 2) family of John PONTIUS. If anyone has information on either of these two surnames, please contact me.

PRATZ Mary Frances Belton February 9, 1998
Any information on Philip Pratz of Fayette d. 19 Feb 1844 m. Barbara Ann Pratz. Would like to know Barbara Ann Pratz' maiden name. Any information on their children that might lead me to their grandparents or confirm information on Philip and Barbara Ann Pratz. Here's a list of their children: Elizabeth m. Conrad Manges; John Pratz; Conrad Pratz; Joseph M. Pratz; Susan Pratz b. 1835 m. John Strayer; Sarah Pratz m. Josiah Hood of Fayette; Catherine Pratz m. Abraham Manges; Mary Ann m. John Kuney and later Jacob Berger(n) (not necessarily in that order.

PRINDLE Horace Prindle, Oct. 30, 1998
I am trying to find the parents of Enos Prindle and have seen a census of an Enos Prindle in OVID in 1810. There is a possibility that his fathers name was David or Samuel, but I have no solid links to reach this conclusion. He was born in 1784 and died inRedford Michigan in 1855. He had property in Wayne, Steuben cty from 1819 to 1834 when he and his family moved to Michigan. He was married to Eleanor Miller and possibly Polly Odle. Then again this may have been another Enos Prindle.

PROBASCO Nora Probasco March 13, 1998
I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Seneca County since the mid 1800's.

PROUDFOOT Randy Hube, February 20, 1998
Looking for Information on ancestors and/or siblings of James Proudfoot who resided Seneca Co., NY. James was born about 12 Jan 1797. He married Margaret Wessel and possibly another lady. He had at least 9 children (Albert, Frances Augusta, George Wessel, James Law, John, Margaret Elizabeth, Mary, Nancy Amerlia, Sara Louisa, William) born in 1830's and 1840's. James died 19 Dec. 1861 Seneca Falls. He is buried in Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls.

PUNCHES Jill Punches, Sept. 10, 1999
I am looking for birth information on Martin L. Punches born bet. 1817-1820 in New York and I believe in Seneca County. He had a younger brother, Moses Punches and an older brother (I think Daniel). All three brothers were listed in the 1850 Census in Sandusky County, Ohio with Martin's wife being Elizabeth Clark, also from New York, who had been previously married with 3 children.
Martin's mother's name was Magdalena and she was born in PA. His father's name may have been David.
Any help is appreciated.

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