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QUERIES AND SURNAMES FOR DELAWARE COUNTY

NOTE:Please keep me notified of any change of address on your posted query --Joyce Riedinger

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PACKARD - I am looking for information on Mercy Ann Packard. Mercy went by Ann or Anna. She was born on Sept. 25, 1835. Her father is unknown and her mother was Lydia Dibble. Kassie - posted 08-2000

PAGE- I am looking for any information on Edwin Francis Page who lived in Salamanca. He married Eliza Eunice Gratopp. She was from Delaware county and I am pretty sure that is where they lived after they were married. DAISYD0117@aol.com - posted 01-2007

PAGE - Looking for information on Francis A PAGE, parents were Alonzo and Ella Page, born 20 June 1887, wife Daisy D and son Lloyd, born about 1909. Francis joined the Militia in 1917 and later ran the Page Tire company in Sidney, NY. Fred Page - posted 06-2005

PAIGE - Seeking any info on family of George Paige (m. Angeline Dingy in Hancock 27 Oct 1855). Looking for burial place of Angeline (d 5 June 1879) or their children Rosella Jane (d 20 Jan 1866), Isabelle (d 29 Sept 1863). Also looking for info on Geo. Roberson Paige, drafted for Civil War from Kortright in 1864 (he was 27). It is my understanding he died in some kind of explosion in 1868. Don't know if there might be a news item, or if he had a family. Any information you could give me would be most appreciated. Dottie Unruh - posted 11-2001

PAINE/PAYNE - I'm trying to find the parents of George Paine b. 1821 in NY, lived in Franklin, Delaware, married to Catherine b. 1821. His parents were born in NY too. Lydia Payne/me@lydianp.com - posted 01-2013

PAINE/PAYNE - I'm looking for the parents of Mary Paine who was born abt.1804 in Delaware Co. and married Nelson Salisbury. They migrated to Indiana around 1832.Is anyone searching the Paine line in Del. county? Ron Salisbury - posted 10-99

PALMATER, Palmatier, Dingy, Dingee - Information about the family of Ira Palmater and Margaret Dingy. They were married in 1851-he of Harpersfield and she of Stamford. Did they leave Delaware Co.? Was Margaret a first wife; she was 36 when they married. Especially hope to find when Margaret died. Maiden name of her mother Janette/Jane Dingee is unknown. Janet Newman - posted 08-26-99

PALMATIER- I am looking for information on Earl Nelson Palmatier. Parents are Guy PALMATIER & Nellie PLACE. Betty Palmatier Haakensen. Betty Haakensen - posted 06-2002

PALMATIER-I am searching for info on Abram PALMATIER. He married a Rachel Henderson.They had a son William J. Palmatier born Abt. 1882 in Dunraven, N.Y.Could Rachel Henderson be the daughter of a J.C. and Mary Henderson? Does anyone have any info on this family? Carol Pardee Jeffery - posted 03-2000

PALMATIER - I am looking for the parents and other relatives of John D. PALMATIER born 1791 in Dutchess Co, NY. John and his wife Elizabeth WEAVER lived in Andes, Delaware Co., NY from about 1811/12 until 1835 when they moved to Steuben Co, NY. It is probably that John's parents also lived in Delaware Co, NY. John Palmatier died in 1872 in Branch Co, Michigan. John & Elizabeth had sons William, John, Jacob, Levi, Hiram, Owen, Jesse, Franklin, Cyrus & Charles. They had daughters Lucinda, Mary and Jane . Bunny - posted 06-2001

PALMATIER - I am looking for any information on any Palmatiers' in Delaware County. My great-grandfather, George Palmatier and his wife, Rosetta Bartlett, lived and owned a grocery store in Walton. I have a photo of him in his store located at Delaware St. and Prospect Ave. I also have a photo of them in front of their home on Delaware St. Also, any information on Erastus and Nancy (HENDERSON) BARTLETT or Orville or Orlando BENTON is also appreciated. Robin Palmatier Gornell- posted 01-97

PALMER - I am seeking death information on my 3x great grandmother Hannah Palmer, born about 1842 in Walton to Nicholas and Esther Washburn. Hannah married Frank Palmer about 1860. Hannah is last found on the 1870 census in Meredith. I'd like to learn Hannah's death date, death place, burial place, and cause of death if possible. Her husband, Frank, was remarried and living in Walton Village by 1875. Cindy Coffell - posted 03-2014

PALMER - I am looking for the grave and grave stone for Joshua Palmer, who died in Franklin, Feb. 21, 1849. Marty Caldwell - posted 09-2003

PALMER - I am willing to share information about Nehemiah Palmer (1804-1873) and wife Phebe Warren Palmer (1816-1892). Nehemiah was a son of Jesse & Abigal Palmer who were early settlers of the South Kortright / Roses Brook area. Phebe was a daughter of Jesse Warren and Dorcas Monroe Warren, also early settlers of the area. Phebe and Nehemiah lived on Roses Brook in South Kortright and had nine or ten children, all born at the homestead: Alexander (b. 1840) John (b. 1842) Charles (b. 1843, lived in Bovina & Delhi) George (b. 1845) Lewis (b. 1846) Sarah (b. 1847) Caroline (b. 1848) and Juliette. Nehemiah, Phebe, and several children are buried in the Valleyview Cemetery, South Kortright. If anyone has these people in your line, please contact me. I have a lot of information. Collin Haight - posted 05-2000

PALMER - Who was Levi Palmer? Where did he come from? Where did he go? He is listed in Harpersfield in the 1800 and 1810 census. His name is misspelled-spelled as Leir in the 1800 index. He is listed as a Capt. in the Delaware Co. Militia in 1803. His daughter Elizabeth, 1796-1828, married Edward Riggs Murdock of Kortright Center. One of Elizabeth's sons was named Daniel Palmer Murdock. Was Levi's father a Daniel? Dorrie Traficante - posted 02-2000

PALMER - Would like to find information and family members for Solomon Palmer born at Van Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co. on October 26, 1750, later moved to Pawling, Dutchess Co. and finally to Delhi/Stamford townships in Delaware Co. NY, living to be 86. He was a veteran of the Revolution, is listed in NY in the Revolution, and received a pension. Wife on land deeds is listed as Mary, Children listed on letters of administration are: Solomon Jr., William F., John, Daniel, Hannah (m. William Yeoman of Delhi), Jonathan, Polly (m. Charles Higbie), Thomas B., and Elizabeth (and others?) Jeremiah Palmer - posted 11-2001

PALMER - Need Maiden name for Julia born 1808, New York. Married Nathaniel B. Palmer in Delaware Co. 1840. Wisc, 1850, Linn Co. Ks. 1860, think she died in Kansas. Any information would help. Mary Johnson- posted 12-97

PALMETER - I am researching my ancestors that lived in the Towns of Davenport, Harpersfield, and Kortright. Does anyone have any information on the following surnames: SLOAN - BANNER - PALMETER - SHELLEY. Patsy - posted 11-98

PALMITER - Michael, died in Peakville 15 August 1894. Death record states he was buried in East Branch. He was 73 and born in Schoharie County to Abram Palmiter. He is not listed in the East Branch cemetery records. Is there anyone who would have burial records of the cemeteries in the East Branch area, not just headstone inscriptions, but records of all burials. Dan Stifflear- posted 03-97

PARISH - I am looking for any information on Eldred Parish of Delaware County, NY. Thank you. William R. Parish - posted 03-2008

PARISH - Looking for any help whatever; Jeremiah Lawrence Parish b; 1837 in Davenport. I am at a wall here! Were they just passing through? His Father; Barnabus may have come from CT? Mother Polly McKeever?. It is possible that Jeremiah was adopted? He was in Co. H 152 NY. Wounded at Ream's Sta. VA. Married Betsey Smallin of Maryland; Otsego Cty. Paul in Roskland, MA- posted 01-2001

PARK/FLETCHER - I am looking for people researching the James Fletcher (Jr. and Sr.) line from Scotland that lived in Delaware County. I am also looking for people researching the Andrew Park line also from Scotland that lived in Delaware County. Their children William R Park (son of Andrew Park) married a Elizabeth (Betsy-Bessie) Fletcher (daughter of James Fletcher Jr.) 15 Mar 1866 in Andes, Delaware County, New York. They are my great grandparents. Thank you for any help. Earl Park - posted 05-2008

PARKER - Looking in Delaware County for Enos and Damaris Parker. I pretty much exhausted the internet looking for information. We need death dates/locales for Enos Sr., Damaris, Enos Jr., Chauncey, Dan, Dorcas (and did she marry?), Philena Parker Barnes. Did Enos and Damaris also have kids named William and Almanzo? Chauncey Parker (b 1766, son of Enos, Sr.), we are missing the list of his children and the maiden name of his wife Sarah. I'd like sources so I can double check. To save time, a "gedcom" export file would be great!! Thanks. Parker - posted 09-2007

PARKER - Alonzo H. PARKER was born January 21, 1813 in New York, and died February 12, 1890 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He married Angeline HOWARD December 30, 1834 in New York, daughter of Father and Mother. She was born July 29, 1814 in New York, and died March 09, 1890 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Thank you for your help and assistance. Nicole Parker- posted 11-2004

PARKER - have info to share - Milbrey Otto Burgett - posted 05-97

PARKS - Looking for information re: William Parks b June 1778, s of Josiah Park and Thankful Weekley. Possible marriage to Annie Vail or Rachel ? Josiah was quite a figure during Revolutionary times and I have found him mentioned across the river in Pennsylvania. But so far, I can find little mention of his son other than "he left numerous descendants in or near Hancock, Delaware County." Al'Louise Ramp- posted 11-97

PARISH/PARRISH - Asa Parish/Parrish & wife, Content Marble, had three daughters born in the area of Town of Davenport, Delaware Co., NY. Samantha (b. abt 1810) married Charles Brownson abt 1833; Elizabeth (b. abt 1822) married Ezekiel Foote (b. 1818, son of Elias & Sally); and Eunice (b. say 1815). I do not know who Eunice married. Looking for information on Asa's date of death, and descendants of family of these three children. Thank you. Scott Kraus- posted 08-2001 Scott Kraus

PARRISH - I have been researching the Parrish Family of Delaware Cty. My G-G-Grandfather Jeremiah Parrish (Co. H 152nd NY) . I don't know where the family came from. I've suspected for some time, CT. Though I have only marginal support of that theory. Anyway: I still search. Paul - posted 11-99

PARSONS - I am looking for two missing members of my family: Sarah Parsons and her sister Phoebe (Pheba) Parsons who moved back to the Delaware County NY area around 1812-1820 without their parents or siblings. Their father was Solomon Parsons and their mother was Anna last name unknown. I am just trying to find out what happened to them. Thanks! Kim Cole - posted 12-2010

PARSONS - Looking for photograph of Elda Parsons Farm that was on Deposit Lake Road. Davids0851@aol.com- posted 05-2003

PATCHIN - Looking for names of children of Benjamin & Maria Patchin in 1880 Census Harpersfield, NY. Michael S. Burnett- posted 08-2003

PARSONS - In the Parsons Plot at the Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin there is a headstone for an "Effie Frank". There are no dates on the stone, but two similar Parsons stones show dates of 1852 & 1839. I have not been able to identify any association in the Parsons genealogy with the Frank name. I'm looking for any information anybody might be able to give me regarding the name Frank in the Franklin area around that time. Thanks for your help. Dean Hunter - posted 09-2007

PATCHIN - Ebenezer PATCHIN possibly moved to Delaware Co. 1830-1850, veteran of revolutionary his 5th great grandson is now a member of S.A.R and needs to know where his ancestor is buried. As DEACON of the church he possibly moved to Delaware Co. Walton TWP. John Patchin - posted 03-98

PATTERSON - Patterson/Miller - I am looking for any family of George and Hattie (Miller) Patterson. I am very interested in finding any available photos of Elizabeth (Russell) Miller who was living with her daughter and son-in-law in 1930. I have much info to share on the Russell family also. Kim DePew - posted 06-2004

PATTERSON-PRESTON - Searching for parents of Angeline Patterson Preston. She was 33 in the 1850 Roxbury Delaware Census. Estimated yr of birth 1817. She married Zera Preston 17 september 1839 according to Lansingbergh gazette. She had at least 4 children in the 1850 census, James S., Catharine, George, and John F. . James S. Preston is my ancestor and came to Illinois in 1859. Also searching for Zera Preston's parents. He was 36 in same census as above, which would put his birthdate about 1814. Sherrie Neff - posted 07-2000

PATTERSON - Trying to find information about Capt. William Patterson who lived in Brookdale (south of Roxbury) on Stratton Falls Road. When he lived there, how long, etc. John Young - posted 01-2000

PATTERSON - My father's people are from Andes and Hobart, NY. Am trying to find the parents of Betsy PATTERSON, b 1810 Roxbury, NY who marr Stephen HAIT. He d 3 Jul 1868 in Relay, Hobart and she d 29 Jan 1893. N Gray - posted 05-99

PATTERSON - I would like to identify the parents of Isabelle H. Patterson, known as "Belle". I would also like to know what church she attended. Belle was born November 15, 1857 and died August 7, 1951. Isabelle Patterson married Charles Buckley Mason on October 21, 1885. I was told that her parents are both buried in the Old Scotch Cemetary below the Delhi Golf Course. I believe she was a life-long resident of Delaware County. Tyler L. Mason also at tylerm@huachuca-emh1.army.mil - posted 02-99

PATTERSON - I have been tracing my genealogy line of Patterson's for 7-8 years.My g-g-g grandfather was Reuben Patterson who "disappeared in record" after marrying my g-g-g grandmother Electa in Elmira,NY.I was told that it was possible that he was the son of Hezekiah Patterson of Delaware County. From the records I have seen Hezekiah was the son of Abraham Patterson of Stratford, Conn. Reuben P. has been a block for me for years.I would approximate his birth at around 1800, maybe a little earlier. His wife was born in 1800, died in Aug.1887. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Looking for some type of confirmation on Reuben and his possible whereabouts. Frank Patterson - posted 01-99

PATTERSON - Looking for origins of Hezekiah PATTERSON, born ca. 1760-1765 in CT, came to Delaware Co., NY ca. 1795. Settled in Hamden/Colchester area. Came with wife and two sons, Sheldon (b.CT 1786, d.Delco.1853), and Thomas PATTERSON, and two daus., one married David BURLEIGH and one married a Mr. MONROE (perhaps Marvin MONROE). Gary E. Myer - posted 07-98

PATTERSON - have info to share - Milbrey Otto Burgett - posted 05-97

PATTISON - Michael: Seeking parents of Michael Pattison. Lived in Marbletown, Ulster County, NY. Married Nellie Keator (cator) there in 1792, Came to Roxbury and died there in 1835. Father of Elizabeth Pattiison who married Abraham Lockwood in Roxbury. Gwen Becker - posted 12-2004

PAUL - Looking for any info on James and Hulda Paul who lived from 1810-1850 in Kortright Meredith area of Dela. Co. Also any info on Paul families of Berry Brook in town of Colchester from 1830-1950. Harry Paul - posted 03-2004

PAUSLER We are seeking information on two men listed in the 1840 census: Phillip and Frederick Pausley. According to the site Frederick died in 1844 but Phillip shows up in the 1855 NYS census. We know they were farmers in the town of Franklin but believe the name was changed over the years to Pausley. Would like to find names of their children and parents in order to prove/disprove the connection. Judy Pausley - posted 08-2000

PAYNE - 1818 Delhi - Seeking information about my g-g-grandfather Homer PAYNE b.1818 in Delhi, Delaware, NY. He married Louise GREELY in Prompton, Wayne, PA and they had 4 children there before moving to LaSalle County IL where Louise died and Homer married the widow HODSON. I'm looking for information about Homer's ancestors and siblings in Delaware County. Walt Jones - posted 09-99

PEAKE/PHELPS - I descend from Roswell Peake's daughter-Julia(Peake)Phelps. I would appreciate any info. on this family; in particular, where was Roswell buried? Also would like info on Asahel Phelps who committed suicide. Cheryl Flansburg - posted 02-2003

PEAKE - Peake and Harder- Looking for more information on the Peake & Harder Lines - known to have lived in the Walton, Delaware County area. Walter C. Peake born 1850 Married to Mary A. Harder: Three Daughters: Leatha Mae Peake - Born: Sept. 1875 - Died: October 26, 1960 buried in Hamden Cemetery. Eva Peake Mable Peake - Born:? Death:1945. Leathe Mae Peake married Robert P. Littlejohn. David A. Littlejohn - posted 07-2005

PEARL - Johnson, Jennie Pearl I am interested in information on Jennie Pearl Johnson and her family. She had a brother George at least and they lived in the Walton area. She would've been born some time in the 1880's. I am interested in where they lived, her siblings, and parents, grandparents etc. Beth Rupert - posted 01-2001

PEASE - Need help on family of: Gad, son of Gad (Israel, Israel, Isaac, John, Robert) and Polly (Griswold) Pease; b. Feb 07, 1806 in Middlefield, MA; d. Jun 19, 1880 in Delhi, NY. Possible children: Julia A. (Pease) Cavin and Milton G. Pease. I have his ancestry, but am looking for descendants. Rick in Taunton, MA - posted 12-2004

PEASLEE - In Delaware County, New York Raw Materials from the Past, the following death notice appears for Samuel P. Hill: 1895 Hill, Samuel P. d. his res. Sidney Mch. 4th, age 68 years of malignant cancer of neck & chest. Born Roxbury, NY, he and late Jay Gould "school mates", was indicted for killing one Peaslee in Sidney over 5 years ago.. alleged did it in self defense//found guilty of manslaughter..tried again and died before 2nd trial. (3/13). Does anybody know about the trial, or the murder victim - like his full name? Vicki Hall Titus - posted 08-2000

PEATERS - Looking for more info on Roswell Peaters, his wife Sarah Peaters or son George Peaters listed in the 1900 Town of Colchester census. Bill Justin - posted 11-2003

PECK - Seek any relation or information of George Alfred PECK, b.7Jul1870, Brewster/Southeast, NY, s/o Robert R. Peck and Elizabeth Washburn. Alfred came to Walton c. 1905, operated a newspaper and was then ass't postmaster until his death in 1929. He and wife Fredrica Morlock had two children; Francis and Robert R. Peck. Thank you. Robert R. Peck (Jr) - posted 04-2000

PECK -David Peck b. prob 1770s and Christian Minthorn b 1774 were members of the Dutch Ref Church at Roxbury. Any info on them? Location of records of that church? Thank you. Melody Bredbenner Schloss - posted 08-2001

PECK - Descendant of Sylvester Peck and his wife Betsy Ann Dibble of Granton willing to share information. Janice Peck Bartlett - posted 02-2001

PEETS - (Peats, Pettis, possibly Peck) - I'm looking for information on my g-grandmother Sarah Peets or any of her family. She married Fred Baker in the 1890's I believe. She had 3 children Ray Baker, Lillian Baker-married William Rhodes. Also a daughter Bertha Baker. In 1905 she married my g-grandfather John Addison Bovee. She had 3 children with John. Frank Walter Bovee (my grandfather) born 1907. They had a daughter Lena Bovee who was born in 1909 and who died in 1912 or 1913 Christmas eve. There was another daughter listed Freda or Freida May possibly born in 1911-1913. Possibly Freda was adopted out sometime shortly after. I believe Sarah died somewhere between 1912 and 1922. John remarried in 1922 to Jennie M. Brown who I've been told was a widow with alot of children. Sarah should be buried somewhere around East Branch NY. My g-grandfather John Bovee died in 1942 and was laid to rest somewhere in or just outside of East Branch according to his obituary next to his first wife Sarah. I've been unable to locate their graves. It is possible they were moved when Pepacton Reservoir was put in. However I do not locate a listing for them in Pepacton cemetery. I would imagine Lena would also be there. I notice some graves were unclaimed or unmarked. I don't know if this family could be one of them or not. Is there any other records I could go through for more info? I don't know Sarahs' parents or siblings names but would appreciate any info. I met Lillian back in 1976 before she died but was to young to realize who she was. Possibly someone from her family would have some info. She had to 2 daughters who married a Willoughby and a Conroy I believe. I don't know if Ray is still alive but I doubt it. Also any info on Garrisons. Clara Bovee (Johns' sister married) married Sidney Garrison??? They had the following children: Iva, Olive, Louisa and Alfred. Any info on John, Sarah, Lena or Freda would be very helpful. Lisa Bell - posted 08-2000

PELHAM Searching for any info re; the Pelham family Thena Pelham married a Griffin around 1780. They had twelve children. Alice Pullman - posted 02-99

PELTON - Milton Pelton m. Hannah Sprague 1850 in Del Co., NY. They lived in Walton. Anyone know dates of b. or d.? Hannah was b.abt 1827, Colchester, NY. Parents? sandyv@yahoo.com - posted 03-2004

PENFIELD - I am a descendant of the Hendry (aka Henry)/ Penfield family. The deaths (1780) and tombstones of Thomas and John Hendry are mentioned in Jay Gould's "History of Delaware County" (Chapters V and VI). The cemetary is between Stamford and Harpersville; does anyone know the name of that particular cemetary and possible photographs of it? I have a fairly complete family history of the Hendry/Penfields who went to Indiana and Penfield, Ohio, and are now scattered in the US and Canada. Kathy Allen - posted 03-2004

PENN - I have a photograph of Humphrey Penn (1821-1899) taken by the G.W. Simpkins Art Gallery of Walton, NY. Does anyone know the time frame this company was in business? Allen Monroe - posted 12-2003

PENNEY - I am looking for information on Robert Penney and his son James Penney, b. abt 1835, married? to Mary Ann Neish, b. abt 1841, married ? (probably prior to 1865) and then migrated to Ellis County, Kansas some time after my wife's Grandfather, Harvey James Penney was born in 1865. Wayne & Judy Sheets - posted 05-99

PERKINS - Looking for information on Lewis Perkins of Town of Tompkins, N.Y. Warren Perkins - posted 03-2002

PERSON - We are trying to trace the PERSON family from Roxbury, NY 1800's. James and Betzzie (Burgett) Person, and their 3 children; Delia A. b. 1824, James b. 1822, Christina M. b. 1815. Any and all help appreciated. Catherine - posted 01-2002

PERSONS, James, born around 1775, came into Town of Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY around 1800. Census records give differing info regarding place of birth - MA and VT. James Persons married Sarah Merwin and they lived in the Grand Gorge, NY area throughout their lives. Seeking any information on James Persons' family. Interested in further information on his daughter Elizabeth who supposedly married a "Baxter Adams". Also interested in learning date that James Persons died. --see further info on this website
Joyce Riedinger - posted 01-99

PETERS - Looking for date of death and where buried for Sarah E Borden, Justin, Peters/Peaters in Delaware County. She was in the 1915 US Census I believe for Colchester Township, but not in the 1915 nor 1920 Census. She was married to Roswell E Peters and him and son were in the 1915 Census and Roswell E Peters was listed as widower in 1920 Census. Bill Justin - posted 11-2014

PETERS - Seeking children of brothers William PETERS (1795-1850) and Richard Peters (1797-1862), both sons of Richard A. Peters (1773-1853) of Bloomville, Delaware Co, NY. Margaret W. Ostrom - posted 07-2000

PETERS - Seeking information on John PETERS (1824-1898), from Meredith, Delaware Co. He married Sarah M. Gillet (1832-1921), raised two sons, George H. and Willard F. John, Willard, and several of their descendants are buried in Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd, MI. Hal Peters - posted 11-99

PETERS - Looking for information on Sarah Borden JUSTIN and George Roswell PETERS of Delaware County circa 1880 to 1940. Bill Justin - posted 11-2003

PETTIS - Also looking for information about the Joshua Pettis family, wife Mary, children: Caroline, Philander B. and questionably a Abiel. Also lived in Delaware Co., town of Hamden in the 1850s. ncblaes@aol.com - posted 06-99

PFIEFFER - Does anyone have information regarding the following name in the Rock Valley Cemetery? The names I am looking for are: PFIEFFER, Henry, d. April 9, 1914 - PFIEFFER, Elizabeth d. ? - PFIEFFER, children. Donna Gigliotti - posted 06-2004

PHELPS - I am stuck on my four times great grandfather and his wife. Samuel Phelps born in either Delaware or Greene County in 1817, married Dorcas Campbell in Delaware in 1839. They moved to De Kalb county Illinois where they both passed in the 1880 and 1896 respectively. Any information on them would be extremely helpful as I am not finding anything on them prior to Illinois. Casandra Struthers - posted 11-2014

PHELPS - Carl Anderson posted a thank you 8 Jan 1997 about an 1860 photo of (Charlotte) Augusta Phelps Raun. He may be a cousin, descended from the sister Mabel of my grandfather Ralph Berry, both direct descendants of Reuben Kelly Berry of Delaware County. In hopes he still checks your site, please post this as I would love to contact him to share photos and research. I have a WorldConnect site berbol about the Berry family. Meg in California - posted 03-2010

PHELPS - I am looking for obits on Lewis Legrand Phelps & his wife Eliza Jane Burrows Phelps. Lewis Legrand d. March 14, 1901 Delaware Co., NY; Eliza Jane Phelps d. June 17, 1921 Delaware Co., NY.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Susan Carey - posted 09-2005

PHELPS - I am trying to track my GGreatgrandfather Abner Phelps. According to what I have found he was born in Delaware County in 1806. I would appreciate any help, as to exactly where he was born and his parents names. Lois Lois (Berlin) Zeledon - posted 11-2000

PHELPS - Seeking information to tie Charles Phelps, (living Hamden1830) to other early Phelps settlers in Del. Co. Charles Phelps b.1803 Glastonbury,CT. Find no Del. Co. records for him other than 1830 census. Married Anna Maria Bush, dau. of Daniel Bush of Hamden. Carla Johnson - posted 09-99

PHILLIPI/PHILLIPS - I am researching Emma Phillipi a/k/a Phillips. She married Delos Barber around 1892. They had 6 children. Bessie, Lydia, Sadie, 2 other girls and a boy (names unknown). They lived in Delhi for quite some time. They later divorced. I have very little information except that she was probably born around 1873 or 1872 in or around Long Eddy, NY. I have a birth record of one of her and Delos' children that states her name was Emma Barber Knapp in 1941 so she may have remarried. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Nicole - posted 01-2004

PHOENIX - Looking in Delaware County for information on Ann Phoenix married John Palmateer, parents of Owen Palmateer who married Carrie Worden. John Ryan - posted 12-2006

PICKERING - Looking for daughters of William Nesbitt, b. May 2 1797 d. July 31 1886. In probate was listed Mary E. and Frances J. Both daughters had last name listed as Pickering. Mary E. b.1832, Frances J. b. 1838. Any help will be appreciated. Richard Nesbitt - posted 04-2000

PIER/PYER - I am looking for William Pier/Pyer and his family. His daughter Celestia Pier/Pyer b. 1822 is of particular interest. Linda R - posted 06-2013

PIERCE - Does anyone have any information on the family of Jonathan Pierce, b. about 1797? I believe he was married to Martha Olmstead. I know he had one son, Gaylord, but think he had 4 other sons, Darius, Martin, Ira & Jeremiah. Our family descends from Jeremiah & Mary Jane Knapp Pierce of Davenport, Delaware, NY. Rose Geist. Rose Geist - posted 07-2009

PIERCE - Does anyone have any information on the family of Jonathan Pierce, b. about 1771? I believe he was married to Martha Olmstead. I know he had one son, Gaylord, but think he had 4 other sons, Darius, Martin, Ira & Jeremiah. Our family descends from Jeremiah & Mary Jane Knapp Pierce of Davenport, Delaware, NY. Rose Geist - posted 07-2009

PIERCE - Seeking ancestry of one Hannah S. Pierce, born 21 December 1835 in Delaware County, NY. She removed at some point to PA and eventually to Iowa, where she died on 5 Sept 1906 in Blackhawk County. She was married to George Shirley on 21 May 1857 in Morgan County, OH. Any additional info appreciated. Roger Tansey - posted 06-2001

PIERCE - Looking for any information on the Pierce family in Delancy, I think the names are Fred and John ,or ( Jack ), worked in a saw mill in Rock-Rift, one of them left for awhile, and went to New Jersey, and returned around 1936 or so. Val Nagel - posted 08-2007

PIERCE - I am looking for information on my Great grandfather Darius Austin Pierce. Darius was born in Delaware County, New York June 14, 1830. He left New York for Illinois and was found in the 1860 Census living in Walnut Grove, Knox County, Illinois. I am attempting to find the ancestors of Darius and I hope someone may be able to provide some assistance. Robert C. Pierce - posted 02-2003

PIERSONS - I am searching for info on George E Pierson who served in Co. D of the New York Volunteers which I believe was mustered in Delhi. At the time he enlisted, he was living in Franklin, NY. He had a brother Robert who it appears was not in the army. Any help or suggestions regarding cemetaries or otherwise would be greatly appreciated. Lindy - posted 04-97

PINDAR - Does anyone have information about a J. Pindar in Delaware County. I am researching my g-mother, Elizabeth Gifford and have a photo of her ,with "residence of J. Pindar"written on it. Any information about the Pindar family or the Gifford (Riggs) families would be appreicated. Marie Morello - posted 04-2003

PINDER - Would like information on Adelbert and Eliza Pinder - they moved at some point to Harrisburg PA. Would like to know if they were buried in Pennsylvania or were returned to Delaware County. Eliza was a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Morrow) McNeilly who emigrated to Kortright about 1840 from Ireland. Muriel Berry - posted 07-2002

PINE - Seeking to share information re PINE family of Deposit/Tompkins, Delaware Co., esp. descendants of Philip PINE (1741-1818), Rev. War vet. & very early settler of Deposit. Mark Barnes - posted 05-99

PITCHER - Have lineage from Peter PITCHER (England) to my mother Audrey Mary PITCHER (NY). Linked through Paul Preston PITCHER and Ida Ann CHRISTIAN in Delaware Co. Looking for any and ALL other Pitcher lineage to link in here. Kim Hovey - posted 09-2003

PITCHER - Looking for info, on Anna I, PITCHER in Hancock NY circa late 1880s.Would any members of the PITCHER famiy please contact me. Helen Knapp Shanahan - posted 10-99

PLATNER - Looking for information about the Platner family (probably descendants of Jacob Platner, listed in 1790 census for Del County). Have looked at published and web versions of Del Co. histories. Am interested in learning what happened to the family in late 1800's early 1900's. Hoping to make a connection with Platners of Weekhawken, NJ. Pam Peters - posted 08-2000

PLOUTZ- I have traced my family to Delaware County, NY. My great grand father Carl, grandmother Bertha Bryant Ploutz. They arrived in the US In 1891, stated on the ship manifest they were going to Illinois, next info found was 1900 in Delaware County, NY. I am looking for any record of them in this area before 1900. I know they were farmers so land ownership or record of the birth of their children. Oldest 4 born in Germany and at least 4 more before 1900. Some names are James, Hattie,Lena. I have been told that the ship manifests as far as destination records after leaving the ship are not always accurate. I also know there are other Ploutz's in the area prior to their arrival, and thought they might be part of their family? Any help appreciated. Eliz. Ploutz Cirillo - posted 01-2013

PLUE - Looking for information Lucius PLUE age 19 found in 1870 Census page 8 line 27 in Roxbury, Delaware county. Listed as farm laborer. Head Household, Dewitt MONTGOMERY On same page line 40 is a Susan PLUE age 44 listed as domestic servant. On page 19 line 17 is a Filbert PLUE age 13 also listed as domestic servant. Any information on these three people from any source would be welcome. Shirley Becker - posted 12-2003

POMEROY - I am a researcher for the American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association and one of my tasks is to transcribe the data on the NYS Vital Records microfiche (Pomeroy surname) located in libraries in four cities in NYS--one being Syracuse where I work. In the course of this ongoing task, I've come across over one hundred records (births, marriages and deaths) of Pomeroys who lived and worked in Delaware County. Most were descendants of early pioneers who settled in Franklin, Sidney, Sidney Center, Hampden, and Walton in the early 1800s. Each of these VR documents, (which date after 1885 depending on when counties complied with state law), contain specific information which can pinpoint dates and locations of births, marriages, deaths and which give the certificate number of the document filed in counties and in Albany. Having a certificate number expedites getting a document, (though a fee is still charged to get a copy of the document) which can take several weeks for a genealogical request. So it might be of interest to descendants who may still be living in, or connected to folks in, Delaware County, and who can't easily access these certificate numbers. We are updating a three volume history of the American Pomeroys descended from Eltweed Pomeroy and information on these documents has often brought verification, sometimes a correction or even a total surprise. We would be happy to share information on what we have collected from Vital Records microfiche about Delaware County Pomeroy residents, and we are equally interested in hearing from descendants of the area who may very well have clues, stories, records or artifacts that would add to our project goal. Respondents may contact Alethea Connolly at: aconnolly@cxtec.com. Alethea (Lee) Connolly - posted 06-2010

POMEROY - Searching for information on the family of Oliver F/P Pomeroy, born 1815, possibly in Fallsburg, Sullivan County, NY. He married Sarah/Sally ? Children were: John S. Pomeroy b Feb. 1842 in Cooks Falls NY; William E. Pomeroy b. 1844 (married Samantha Allison); Mary A. Pomeroy b. 1845; Henry E. Pomeroy b. 1847 (married Rebecca Holbert); Martha S. Pomeroy b 1849; James Albert (Albert James) Pomeroy b 1852 (m. Hannah Tillson); Peter Pomeroy b 1854 (never married); and Josiah Pomeroy b 1856 (m. Euphevenia Unknown). John S. and William E. served in the 120th NY Infantry Regiment. John Sullivan Pomeroy married Seraphine Delphia/Delphine Travis (b. Jun 7, 1842 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania) on Dec 05, 1866 in Port Jervis, NY. Their children were born in Cooks Falls, Sullivan County, NY. John's son, William E. (later known as Paul Eugene) Pomeroy b Feb. 12, 1871, d 20 Aug 1935 in Quinwood, Greenbrier County, WV.; Viola E. Pomeroy b 28 June 1872, died 1966 in Raleigh County, WV; Tinch A. (Fred Abar) Pomeroy b 6 June 1878, d. 1950 Fayette County, WV; and John S/Arnold Pomeroy b 20 Sept 1882, died Dec 25, 1939 in Raleigh County, WV. Pam Pomeroy - posted 05-2006

POMEROY - Looking for info re Robert E. POMEROY, b. ca. 1848, m. Eva Delight FLEMING (who m(2) Edwin Clarence HARTWELL). Had children (at least) Robert E. "Robb" b. 26 Jul 1873, d. after 1930. Robb married either once or twice, first to Harriet NILES, second to Mabel G. ---- (1930 census). Children by Harriet: 1. Eva L. POMEROY, b. 18 May 1895 in NY; m Archie TWEEDIE 19 May 1917 in Utica. Archie lived 1895-1968 in Walton, NY. 2. Mabel Julie POMEROY, b. 30 Jul 1896; d. May 1964; m. Rae STORIE 30 Jun 1924 in Walton. 3. Martha M. POMEROY, b. 22 Feb. 1900; d. 1992 in Bradenton, FL; m. Carlton PALMER 15 Oct 1920 in Walton, NY. Children by Mabel (?): 5. Walter G. POMEROY, b. ca, 1917; d. 1997 in Walton, NY. 6. Albert C. POMEROY, b. ca. 1919; still alive in Walton, NY. Eva Delight FLEMING (POMEROY) m2 Edwin Clarence HARTWELL, who is my great-grandfather. I have some photos, most unidentified, that I would like to give direct descendants who can identify them. Ann Britton - posted 01-2004

POMEROY - Searching for information on the family of Oliver F. Pomeroy born 1815, Fallsburg NY. He married Sarah/Sally ? Children were: John S. Pomeroy b feb 1842 Cooks Falls NY; William E. Pomeroy b. 1844; Mary A. Pomeroy b. 1845; Henry E. Pomeroy b. 1847; Martha S. Pomeroy b 1849; James E. Pomeroy b 1852; Peter Pomeroy b 1854; and Josiah Pomeroy b 1856. John S. and William E. served in the 120th NY Infantry Regiment. John Sullivan Pomeroy married Saraphine Delphia Travis Dec 05, 1866 in Port Jarvis, NY . Their children were born in Cooks Falls, NY. William E. Pomeroy b feb 12, 1871, d 20 Aug 1935 Quinwood WVA.; Viola E. Pomeroy b 28 June 1872; Tinch A. Pomeroy b 6 June 1878; and John S. Pomeroy b 20 Sept 1882. Tokyo0298@aol.com - posted 06-2003

POMEROY - Looking any info on decendents & ancestors of Orange D. Pomeroy b.abt 1789 in Mass, m.Huldah Boyd; had son Orange D. b.abt 1809 in Mass., m. Sarah/Sallie/Sally Montford/Montfort/Montfret b.abt 1818 in Delaware Co., NY; had Almira/Elmma b.abt 1837 in NY; Whiting G. b.1839 in Mundale, NY; Heuluah/Heuldah b.abt 1845 in Hamden, NY; Leander b.1848 in NY (probably Tompkins Twp); Maria b.abt 1852 in NY. Robert H. Albert - posted 04-2000

POST - I believe I have traced my Post ancestors and believe that they are from Meredith and that some of them are buried in the Post Cemetery, West Peakes Brook, Town of Meredith. I believe that C. Fitch Post is my Great, Great, Great Grand Father and I would like to get additional information about this cemetery and any history on C. Fitch Post and his family. Thank you for any assistance. Ryan Moore - posted 07-2010

POWELL - Trying to find any information on an F.P. Powell, from the Roxbury area. What is his first name? Who was he? An important person ? Roger Davis - posted 03-2015

PRATT - I'm looking for a Benjamin Pratt b. abt 1845 who married Jane Lockwood from Sullivan County. Pat - posted 05-2005

PRATT - Trying to find info on Samuel Pratt, born 1810, NY state. I was recently told he spent his premarriage time in Delaware Co., NY. He married Sylvia Seymour, probably around 1830. Does anyone know anything about him? Linda - posted 06-2001

PRATT - I am looking for a Eugene Pratt, b after 1866 but before 1870, more than likely 1867- 68, to Ellen Spooner & Myron Pratt. Ellen's father was born in Cooperstown, N.Y. and I am guessing that MAYBE just maybe they went to this area after their marriage in 1866 in Wayne County, NY. I have never been able to pin his existence down. I have seen reference to him in several pieces of information about Myron and his third wife (Sarah Spooner, Ellen's sister). The reference was that he was born in "Delaware," nothing else. I never could believe that they had moved to the state of Delaware after their marriage, but I can believe that they went to Delaware County, NY, because of the connection of Cooperstown to her father and the relative closeness of Delaware County to Cooperstown. Next known place of residence of Myron Pratt was Rock Island County, Illinois. Tom Crooks - posted 06-98

PRATT - I'm looking for a record of birth for Lewis G. Pratt, b.1869. His parents were Myron R. Pratt & Ellen Spooner. They were married in 1866 in Wayne Co, N.Y. I have some information that he was born in Delaware. I don't know if it is the City, State or county of Delaware. It seems very unlikely that it is the State & I don't know of any town named Delaware. Tom Crooks - posted 02-98

PRESTON - Looking for info on Betsey F. Preston who married James Leonard Case. They lived in the Cannonsville, Delaware Co., NY area. Betsey b. abt 1802 and know nothing more abt. her. James was the son of Phineas Case and Nancy Leonard. James and Betsey had children: Phineas, Emily, Daniel T., Frederick Baldwin, Polly, Huldah, and Charles - probably all born in Delaware Co. Would like to find the parents of Betsey - my understanding is that she was born in probably Rensselaer Co. per her death cert but the handwritting is difficult to make out for certain. James and Betsey moved to IL, Iowa, and Wisconsin (where their son Daniel settled) but James died while visiting back in Cannonsville and is buried in a cemetery that was relocated when the resevoir was put in and flooded the town. Kathy Parke - posted 09-2010

PRESTON-Would appreciate much conversing with anyone who knows the names and any info about the children , 4 boys, 3 girls of Justus PRESTON and his wife Lucy PRATT. Justus is buried in Franklin alone as far as I can see unless some of the daughters are there with names unknown to me. Lucy apparently died about 1820. Justus was born in CT 1778, parents unknown to me as yet. Any help getting me on the trail of this group would be a wonderful gift. Annette Campbell - posted 12-2005

PRESTON-I'm still not breaking thru a wall on my Preston family. According to Elizabeth Buell's death cert her mother was born in Delaware Co, NY and this would have been ca. 1807-1812. I'm searching for anything anyone knows or finds on a Preston family living in or near Franklin in the late 1790's-early 1800's. My ggg grandma was Elinora Preston and I need her parents names and siblings if known. Elinora probably died in Franklin about the summer of 1836 shortly after the birth of daughter Elizabeth in 1936. Her husband Emanuel Northup re-married in December 1936 to Sally Betsey Barlow, Gorham and they are buried in Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, NY. No sign of Elinora's burial in either county so far. Ther only Preston I have seen so far is in the 1800 Census of Franklin in the person of Chandler Preston b. 1771. Other than that he is found to have witnessed a deed in 1802 in Sidney, NY. He married in 1834 Hannah Lewis of Chenango Co, NY and had 4 children with her starting in 1836. She was born in 1810 in Chenango Cp, NY. I just don't know if Chandler is the one or not. Anyone know any more about this guy? Annette Campbell - posted 08-2004

PRESTON - I am searching for the children of Sylvester Preston, the oldest son of Zera Preston and Mary Walker of Windham Cnty CT. His son Zera Preston dob. 1814 lived and died in Delaware county. Any info on his wife, children etc. would be appreciated. Les Preston - posted 03-2003

PRESTON - Looking for anything on Sylvester Preston. Les Preston - posted 12-2001

PRESTON - My grandfather and grandmother James H. Preston and Cora Tiffany were both from Roxbury...Their familys were early settlers in Roxbury. I have searched for some time for my Grandfathers Grandfather Zera PRESTON d.o.b 1814...husband of Angeline Patterson...Zera was very involved in the Rent-Wars and spent some years in Sing-Sing for his part in the uprising....I have not been able to find his parents...there is some reason to believe it may be Ezra Preston or the youngest son of Zera Preston of Windham Conn...I need help! Les Preston - posted 03-2001

PROBST - My grandmother, Emily Kaufmann nee Donato, and her sister Eleanor Kaufmann, spent summers on a farm in Walton, NY with the Probst family. I believe Emily's mother's maiden name was Probst. Emily was born in 1890. I believe that Mr.. Probst was blind, and that perhaps his wife was also blind. I was hoping someone could provide any information about the Probst's. Bob Donato - posted 09-2000

PROUTY - I am looking for information on the parents of Cynthia Ann PROUTY, born 1811 in Dutchess or Washingthon county, married to Lewis Roger KNAPP, mother of Sarah Anne KNAPP who married Delen C. Shaver, died in 1890. Cynthia Ann was my G-G-G-G Grandmother. Any help on this line is greatly appreciated! Willing to share anything I have. Dwight Mott - posted 06-2007

PRUSER - need to know more about the Riverside house and especially the owner Pruser. He may be the lost brother of my gggrandfather and I'd love to tell his story! Please reply to lauriestockman@yahoo.com Laurie Pruser-Stockman - posted 05-2001

PUFFER - Hoping someone can help here. My GG Grandmother was Anna Denney (dau. of Chester & Sally Ann Wheaton). She is listed in the 1900 census as Anna Puffer with 3 children Willie Puffer, Maude Puffer, and Mattie May Puffer. She is living with her dad. Her mother must have passed away. We are trying to find out what happened to the Puffer fellow she (would assume) was married to. We knew she married a W. Fienson (Maude being the oldest always said her last name was Fienson) the stories that have been told about this Fienson fellow was that he gave her 3 kids and bailed..... she then married a Walter Blackmar (this marraige we have been told was in name only). If anyone can shed some light on the Puffer connection, would be much appreciative. dollnmax@nep.net - posted 07-2005

PUFFER - Searching for Naomi Ann Puffer, wife of John GRANSBURY, Benjamain Puffer father of Naomi Ann Puffer, Sabra Redfield Beers, wife of Benjamin Puffer, Rachel Almira YOUNGS, wife of John S. COLE, Abigail BROOKS,daughter of Barnabas Brooks and wife of Eli COLE. Need the wife's name for Barnabas Brooks. Cheryl Harmon Bills - posted 09-97

PULVER - Seeking information on Cornelius Pulver or his family. Cornelius born about 1803, married Matilda Yeoman in January 1835 in Delhi. Mary Kane - posted 09-2007

PURCHELL - I am looking for information on the name Purchell. George Henry Purchell lived in Roxbury in Delaware County. His son Richard died in 2014 in same. George Henry would have been at least the second generation of Purchell to live in Roxbury. David Purchell - posted 07-2015

PURDY - I would like to know the parentage and ancestry of Nehemiah PURDY, born about 1797, probably of Colcester, Delaware Co, NY, who married Joanna ROBINSON (born about 1804 and probably of Roxbury) in early 1820s. They were in Roxbury census in 1830 and 1840, in Hamden 1850, Walton 1860, and in Tompkins 1870 census. I'm descended form their daughter Martha, born 1828, but Nehemiah and Joanna also had Lydia, born 1825, Harriett, born 1835, and Darius, born 1836. I'm also wanting to know the parentage and ancestry of Joanna ROBINSON. Andrew Bennett - posted 12-2009

PURPLE - have info to share - Robert Benjamin- posted 01-97

PUTNAM - seeking info on Jeremiah PUTNAM born about 1800 .He married Hannah ROE. Charley Jorgensen - posted 04-99

QUACKENBUSH - I found my grandfather, Adelbert, also eight other Quackenbushes listed in the 1880 Federal Cencus for the Town of Davenport. It looks to me like these others are siblings, parents, and grandparents. Could this be? PURPLE6614@aol.com - posted 07-98



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