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LADD - Camilla Cox - My grandfather, Carl Edwin Ladd, was director of the New York State School of Agriculture at Delhi 1915 - 1917. His wife, Camilla Cox Ladd, died in 1917 supposedly before Carl Ladd left Delhi that year for Albany. I am searching for any information on her death and on her place of burial. Dan Ladd - posted 03-2008

LADD - I am looking for info on Thomas Ladd b.12-11 1767-70? son of William Ladd and Elizabeth Vining. Thomas married Jane (Jennie) Cronkite, a native of Delaware Co on Dec. 1788. They had a son John Thomas b. 1 July 1798 somewhere in NY?.John Thomas had a son Augustus Raymond, my records say he was born 25 Jan 1843 in Andes, Delaware Co.NY. Does anyone have any info on any of these people? Margaret Ladd - posted 03-98

LADD - I am searching for the burial of Thomas V. Ladd and his wife Caroline Kellogg Ladd in Delaware Co., NY. Does anyone know this information? Earl Brewer - posted 01-97

LAIDLAW - I am researching Laidlaws from Hawick, Scotland, to Delaware County. I am a descendant of George Laidlaw (b.1797) and Margaret Rea, who sailed about 1820, lived in Delaware County about 16 years, then migrated to Lincoln County, Canada. George had relatives in Delaware County, such as William Laidlaw (1796 Hawick-1860 Andes, NY). I am seeking knowledge of these family ties (siblings, cousins, etc.), and their family connections at Hawick. I have some good information to share about George's line, including intermarriages with William's line. John Minnoch - posted 07-2008

LAIDLAW - Searching for parents of Sarah Dewey. (one source says Amos Dewey and Martha Spencer, were her parents, but I am not sure of this). Sarah Dewey married William Laidlaw of Bovina in 1867. Wm Laidlaw was the son of William Laidlaw also of Bovina. Any information would be greatly appreciate. Thank you. Sandra - posted 08-2004

LAIDLAW - I am seeking information for the family of Ebenezer LAIDLAW (b. 1828 in the Town of Andes) who resided in Margaretville, NY with his wife Sabra Kelly (b. ca. 1839). What were their children names and their DOBs? I am also interested in any descendant info for this family. Joe Kelly- posted 04-2004

LAING - Seeking an exchange of information with anyone that has a LAING in their family tree. Settled in the Andes and Bovina areas of Delaware County about 1838. Have information from associated lines the will exchange. Stewart J Laing - posted 04-99

LAKE - I am Karen Lake Francis. Henry S. LAKE is my g,g, g, grandfather. He was born June 13,1794 in Delaware, Co. New York. He was from Lyons, New York. Henry married Mary Hodge of Ovid New York. Henry and Mary had the following children: John R. b. 1819; Dorcas b.1830(Dorcas Rarich); Allen b.1832; HenryJr.1833-5 (my g.g. grandfather); Augusta b.1834; William b.1835; Emily b.1837; Phoebe b. 1840; Eliza b.1841; Harriet b.1842; Abram b. 1845 New York State; Charles b. 1847.
Henry to Charles were born in Lyons. I have documented sources to this point. I am looking for names of Henry's father, grandfather and great, grandfather. Or, any other pertinent data. Help, is very appreciated. I am from a family of 14 and this information is useful to many, many family members. Karen Lake Francis - posted 07-2014

LAKE - I'm looking for information on William Lake he married Flora Johson. I need to know who his parents are? I don't have any birthdate's or death dates. Tracy Lake - posted 06-2003

LAKE - I am looking for the parents and siblings of a Dave Lake who married Bethiah Elijah, daug. of Lewis and Phobe Elijah. Married about 1812, Delaware Co. NY. Bethiah born:18 Feb 1792 Pawling, Dutchess Co.NY. Any clues would be greatly appreciated. I need Dave and Bethiah Lake's children. Thanks Steve M. Hall - posted 07-2009

LAKE -Looking for any information on Rev. Warner LAKE b. 7 May, 1765, CT; d. 29 Sep 1848. Married to Elizabeth WILLIAMS b. Jan 1765, d. 24 Sep 1834. Had Children: John, Mary, Annis, David, Holdah, Rhoda, Sally, Orrin D., Warner. He was a preacher in Harpersfield for 22 years. Came to Delaware County ca. 1795 and left ca. 1817. Believe his mother's maiden name was WARNER. I have informaton on his descendents. - posted 03-99

LAKE - Phoebe Jane Lake md Jeremiah Marvin 28 Feb 1830 in Meredith, Delaware Co. She claimed siblings:Abraham, Sarah, Ellen and Steven Lake. I find an Isaac Lake in Meredith 1830, but this is all I have found to question. Jeremiah was from Kortright. His parents were Seth and Sally Marvin. Seth married second, Amaranda maiden name unkn. We are not sure which children belong to the second wife. We are still trying to establish his siblings: Those not located yet areClarinda, Erastus, Henry, and William. Those we have found are Jonathan, Alonzo,Jehiel. This family lived in Delaware Co from about 1810 to 1850 when several moved to Chenango Co. Any help would be most appreciated. Donna Davis - posted 01-99

LAKIN - I'm trying to contact the person who ended up with the photographs of the Lakin family that once belonged to Ann O'Hara. Guy Hubbs - posted 10-2009

LAKIN - Researching Lakin/Likins/Lykins/Likens Martha Sue Faulkner - posted 07-2005

LAKIN - I am very interested in learning more about Arad Simons Lakin who was the son of Jonas and Prudence Parks Lakin. Arad S. Lakin came to Alabama as a minister and missionary to the Negroes and created quite a few sensations. He has been villified and his image distor- tant by vengeful writers of Reconstruction. He was born in 1810 and died in 1890 and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, AL. According to Alabama Methodist Church records, he was a Methodist minister in good standing. In New York his family lived in Hancock, Delaware County. I am only interested in anything that has not appeared on your site, which has been incredibly helpful. I also have much material concerning his work in northern Alabama from the book, Civil War and Reconsruction in Alabama by the eminent historian, Walter L. Fleming, who seemed to really hate Arad S. Lakin. His wife and children and census reports before 1870 would be most appreciated. Will gladly pay for any expense involved. Mildred Perry Miller, Chattanooga, TN 37412 710 S. Lovell Avenue - posted 06-2005

LAKIN - Looking for Info on George Lakin who married Louisa Mayo. Was he the son of Harrison Lakin? If so, when was he born etc. Regards, Nick Lakin - posted 04-2001

LAKIN - I am an American living in England, My great grandfather was Arad Lakin born March 17 1845 at Hancock Delaware Co. his father's name was Robert. His mothers maden name was Tyler. My question is is this Tyler related to President John Tyler. My grandfather always said we were but I have no comfirmation of this. Is in deed she was, what was her relation to John Tyler? I am a long term Civil War Buff and belonged to a reinactment unit in Minnesota, I have Arad's Civil War records but there is little information. Steve - posted 12-2001

LAKIN - I'm trying to find out if Jennie Fish was the second wife of John T. Lakin. I show a Hannah Lewis as being the first wife. John and Hannah were married 4 July 1854. Nick Lakin - posted 04-2001

LAKIN - Looking for any information on Augustus Lakin born April 19 1835 who married Susan Enslin in 1866, died Dec. 31 1880 who was a lumberman on Delaware river in Delaware County, son of John Lakin? Also interested in Susan Enslin father George Enslin Jr. born 1794 in Buckingham, Wayne Co., Penn. husband of Thankful Griffin and Roda Bolton, all of whom are buried at Partridge Island Cemetry Fish`s Eddy Hancock NY.Any information would be greatly appreciated, as they are my great and great great grandparents. - posted 01-2000

LAMB - I am looking for information on Burr Lamb and his wife Ann Lyon who lived in Delaware Co, probably in the first two decades of the 19th century. Son John was Baptized, St. Peter's Church, Hobart, October 1831. Have reached a brick wall on Ann Lyon's family. any help will be greatly appreciated. Elizabeth Allison - posted 12-2009

LAMB - William Lamb b. 10 May 1814 NY, m. Jane Phoenix (b.28 Dec 1819 NY), family found 1850 census in Middletown, Delaware Co. His parents b. NY & Conn. William moved to Bureau Co IL & d. there 1898. Need names of parents of William & Jane. Thanks for any help given! Shirley Ross - posted 08-2004

LAMBRECHT - Seeking information on Delia Howland b. 1834 and Ella or Ellen Lambrecht who were wives of William Mitchell Robinson of Hamden, Del.,co., NY. Dewey Robinson - posted 05-2007

LAMOREE - Am seeking information from anyone who could help me research my family name (LAMOREE). My grandfather's name was Jefferson Lamoree and my grandmother's was Amy (Crawford) Lamoree. Harry A. Lamoree - posted 05-99

LANDFIELD - Still searching for parents of Phoebe [Phebe] Landfield [Lanfield] who married Lewis Hawley. She was born 1817 probably at Harvard, died 6/27/1879. in Colchester. Elizabeth Hawley - posted 01-99

LANDON - Looking for the parents of John Landon who was born in Delaware County, New York in 1812. He died in Adrian, Michigan on 16 Mar 1889. He married Lucretia Handy who was born in Vermont. John Landon's father was born in Connecticut. Dale S. Landon - posted 03-98

LANE - I am looking for any living descendants of Charles Lane. He was in the 3rd New York Calvary. He was from Delhi, NY. I believe that he died in Andersonville Prison, Sep 1, 1864. George Cromer - posted 06-2009

LANGDON - James Bryon Langdon B. 11-24-1784 in Delaware County, NY s/o Benjamin Langdon (2-26-1763) and Tamer Barnes (about 1768) who were married about 1783 and I am seeking any information about or from that marriage. David Langdon - posted 06-2003

LARE - Researching Harry Lare, who is said to have lived in the Cooks Falls or Cadosia area. He was born in 1896, was one of a large family, whose parents were George Lare and Lillian Hendrickson. He married Erelene Owen and later lived in Livingston Manor, NY. Would appreciate any information you can supply. Thank you. - posted 10-99

LARRABY - I am looking for the mother, father, wife and children of Eleazer Larraby, listed in your 1790 census in Middletown, Ulster Co. He had 3 males, 2 under 16, and several females in his household. Any information will be appreciated. Cathy Eaton - posted 06-2006

LARUE /Larue, Lerew,Rue - Searching for Larue families in Delaware county during 1810-1850. My ancestor: Matthew Larue (b. 1808 NJ) married Mary Morien/Morinus/Morenus about 1835; moved to Wisconsin by 1860; trying to locate Matthew's father and siblings. Janice Sly - posted 09-2006

LATHAN - Looking for any information on the Lathan family, prior to Charles J lathan who married Helen? Arbuckle left Delhi and came to Lathan, NY. Andrew J Lathan - posted 07-2010

LATHROP - I'm looking for information regarding my ancestors who apparently lived in Franklin in the late 18th century. They are: Zephaniah Lathrop m. Esther Wyborne (date and place unknown) Daughter Charlotte Lathrop, born in Franklin, June 15, 1795. Charlotte Lathrop m. David Gardiner Porter, February 22, 1814 (place unknown, although their first 4 children were born in Onandaga Co., from 1816-1825). Specifically, I am trying to obtain any information on the Lathrops, as I have none other than what is listed above. I believe Zephaniah may have been born in Bozrah, CT. in 1760, but I have no way to confirm this at present. Aldo - posted 03-2003

LATHROP - Settled in Masonville. Looking for any info. Dawn Willis - posted 02-98

LAUNT - Ancestory starts with Jeremiah Launt. Along the branches of Phillip Launt (4 Oct 1806 - 30 Apr 1881) m. Almyra Reeves (2 Feb 1814 - 14 Apr 1894). Walter Launt (17 Feb 1842 - 9 Sep 1911) m. Ada L. Taylor (27 Feb 1845 - 10 Aug 1897). Kathryn Belle Launt (16 Mar 1872 - 25 Nov 1942) m. Frank Launt Mallory (8 Mar 1873 - 28 Jan 1928) both of Mallory Brook. Had the cider mill and saw mill on corner of River Road and Mallory Brook. Olive Fances Mallory (8 Mar 1909) m. Ralph Lynnwood Boyd (7 Jun 1908 - 22 Apr 1996). Bruce Boyd - posted 03-2009

LAUNT - Seeking an exchange of information with anyone that has a Launt in their family tree. Settled heavily in the Hamden and Walton areas of Delaware county as early as 1800. I have information from all lines. Laurie Kyle - posted 01-99

LAUX - I am a descendant of the John Peter LAUX/Luella O'BRIEN marriage. I believe that their marriage took place January 3, 1884 and I know that they lived for many years in a home just east of Stamford village, near the Cold Spring Inn. My mother, was Helen, the next to youngest of thirteen children of their marriage. My aunt Alice STERK, and her husband, Henry operated the Stamford Grocery for many years on, what I recall was Railroad Avenue, in Stamford. I am seeking any information that may be available on that family, and would appreciate any information you may have. Further, I am seeking any information (most especially copies of pictures) of the family of Charles MICHEL and Helen LAUX, who lived in the village of Walton at various times from 1939 until 1990. If you know of the family and have either information or pictures that you would be willing to let me copy, please contact me. Donald Michel - posted 04-2003 or by mail at 3 Tara Way, Cape Neddick, ME 03902.

LAW - Looking for more information on the Law family. Cora Edith Law, b. 1870-1875 in Hamden, NY. Married Frederick William Charles Rogler 1/31/1894 in Downsville, NY. Esther Law married Unknown Gregory. Parents William Sanford Law (1835-1911) and Almeda Mary Fuller (1841-1907). William's parents possibly Samuel A. Law and Pauline Holmes. Any assistance would be appreciated. Susan Rogler Gomez - posted 12-2000

LAWLES - My great grandfather Jacob Lawles or Lawless may have come from Delaware County. He was born in 1794. He came to Indiana somewhere around 1844 because he married Elizabeth Mabe Mattney. Jan Spears - posted 04-2001

LAWRENCE - Iam looking for information on Richard and Anna Lawrence, who purchased land in Harpersfield on July 21, 1798. Their children were William L., Caleb, Mary Ann, Sarah, Elilza, and Jane Lawrence. I think Richard may have been born around 1755 and may have been the son of Caleb and Sarah (Burling) Lawrence. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Bob Moltzen - posted 07-2004

LAWRENCE - I am seeking the maiden name of Stephen LAWRENCE's wife Mary. She was b. ca. 1776 and died in 1851. Stephen was b. ca. 1775 and died ca. 1840. Stephen first shows up in Delaware Co., N.Y. for the Town of Middltown in 1810. Some of their children were Abel, Daniel, George, and Mary Ann. There was also a John LAWRENCE that shows up in the Town of Middletown in 1798 and a James LAWRENCE in 1816. I would appreciate any info about them eg. spouse name, children names etc. Was Stephen related to John and James somehow? Mary Lawrence is buried in the LAWRENCE/BELLOWS cemetary in Halcott Center, Greene Co., N.Y. Any help is appreciated! Joe Kelly - posted 11-2001

LAWRENCE - Would like to find where Daniel LAWRENCE b.Feb. 21, 1800 and wife Anna Sleight/Sleght b. August 24, 1796 are buried and when they died. It may be Delaware, Greene or Ulster Counties. I think they lived in Ulster Co. for a while. Their children in Halcott, Greene Co. and in Delaware Co. Their children were: Stephen J., Walter S., William S., Sarah, John Cole, Hiram, Catherine, Mary and Millie Lawrence. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Ira D. Lawrence - posted 05-2000

LAWRENCE - I am searching for the lines of LAWRENCE, Daniel b. 5/177 Canaan, CT, d. 4/1812 Otego, Otsego County, m.________ Penelope _______ b. _________ d. 12/1822[23] both are buried with the NORTHROP and BROWN families in the Cook Cemetery in W. Oneonta. I believe one of their 4 daughters married a Northrop. Lewis Lawrence, their only son, b. Otego, Otsego County 12/20/1806 moved to Franklin, Delaware County, after his mother's death. He became an apprentice in the woodsworth planing method. In 1828 he began his life in Utica as a Builder, Lumber Merchant, Planing Mill Operator and as Railroad Builder. He helped the Build the railroad between Utica and Oneonta. On 1/21/1828, in Burlington Flats, Otsego County, he married Anna Gillette Skinner, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Ackley Skinner, b.@1800 d. 11/1868 Utica, Oneida County, NY. In his son's will Lewis Henry Lawrence; b. 1833 and d. 1905 in Utica NY, m. Elizabeth Norton of Goshen, CT in NYC @1856, d.1915 Schenectady, 1897 probate 1905, there were bequests to his father's nephews, Albert, and Daniel Lawrence Northrop and others named Northrop (who's names are not at hand) but several lived in Delaware County. He left funds as directed by his father to Josephine GRIFFITH or Griffin daughter of Ezera or Ezikel [she also received the Lawrence Family Bible and funds to care for it] and William HUGHES. Lewis Lawrence Camp Lawrence [Fulton Chain] 4th Lake, Old Forge 9/8/1886. I am seeking information on any of the Lawrence's and related lines. Sincerely, Margaret Winslow Montgomery, Director of the Lawrence Memorial Library, 146 Lawrence Point, 4th Lake, Old Forge, NY 13420. Margaret Winslow Montgomery - 06-99

LAYMAN - I would like to share information about the Layman family of Delaware County. My ggg-grandfather, Harman Layman, was born in 1851 and I believe he came from the town of Tompkins, as I know there were Laymans in Tompkins, particularly Chamberlain Hollow. His wife was Laura MULLINEX, also from Tompkins. They had children: Clara (m. William KNAPP), Hester (m. Sidney FISH), Eva (m. Frank BRUSH) and a son named Frank. Harman and Laura lived in Rock Valley, town of Hancock, where they are bured. If anyone has any Laymans from this general vicinity, please let me know. Collin Haight - posted 11-2001

LEAL - I am looking for any descendants of John M. Clark and Nancy Ann Comyn Leal. John was born 1792 in Newville, Pa and buried in Gilchrist Cemetery. They had 12 children, James Leal Clark and Henry Clark were amoung the 12.Mary Clark was married to William McCracken and Lydia was married to Alexander Leal. Also Robert Adair Clark was a son of James Leal Clark. We would appreciate sharing any information regarding this Clark family. Norma Clark - posted 11-2007

LEAL - Looking to exchange info with anyone who has a Hattie (Helen?) Leal in their Family Tree. Hattie married Robert Fletcher in 1868 in Delhi. Fletcher White - posted 12-2000

LEAL - Seeking information on family of John Leal, m. Charlotte O'donnell. John Leal believed to be the son of Henry Leal, m. to Maria Chace. Leal Brinegar - posted 03-97

LEAMING - I am seeking information on David Thompson LEAMING, born July 19, 1752 in Newport RI. His parents were Rev. Jeremiah Leaming and Ann THOMPSON. A David Thompson appeared on the 1820 Pension list in Delaware county as being a private in the Revolutionary War from Connecticut. I have located a Benjamin Leaming who appeared in the 1830 census residing in Ulysses in Tompkins county and may have been related to David. I have also located William Leaming who resided in Groveland in Livingston county in the 1850 census. His son Dr. James Rosebrugh Leaming was born in Groveland in 1820--he is my great great grandfather. I believe David Leaming is either William's father or grand-father. Jim Fina - posted 10-97

LE COUVER - Seeking info on William H. LeCouver family, they lived in Hancock, Delaware, NY in 1880. Family members: William H. & Mary Ellen LeCouver, children: Anna, William Byron, Florence Vietta, Arthur, Mary Ellen (Nellie). Groveland in 1820--he is my great great grandfather. I believe David Leaming is either William's father or grand-father. Donald LeCouver Ketchum - posted 08-2000

LEE - I am looking for information on my third great grandfather Elmore Lee, born 10 August 1826 in Delaware County, New York. A marriage record lists his father as Abraham Lee and mother as Lydia Lee both from Canada. I found a marriage record for Elmore Lee and his first wife Clarissa Beswick in Knox County Illinois in 1850. He appears in Wisconsin in 1861. He married Ann Eliza Pray in 1869 and Margaret Jane Dickson in 1879. Kim Barrett - posted 02-2015

LEE - I am trying to find the ancestors of Julia Ann Lee, born 12/14/1828 in Andes, NY and Charles Delamater/Delemater whom she married. The Feb. 23, 1900 Nebraska Signal, Fillmore County, Nebraska says she died at her home in Geneva, Neb., Tuesday, February 20, 1900, at 1 o'clock p.m., Julia Ann, wife of Charles Delemater, aged 71 years, 2 months and 6 days. She was born December 14, 1828, in Andes, Delaware county, N. Y. On May 27, 1847, she was married to Charles. In September of that year they moved to Whiteside County, IL, where they resided until June, 1854, when the moved to Stark County, Illinois. In December, 1868, they removed to Knox County, IL, where they continued to reside for thirty years. Philip D. DeLamarter - posted 03-2008

LEE - I am trying to find information on JOHN LEE from Delaware county NY ( I think ). I have a passage from a book titled Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania by J H Beers & co 1900. This passage says John Lee was for some years a resident of Delaware county NY but in pioneer days removed to Luzerne county PA.. I have found that it is incorect in that it was Wayne and not Luzerne county PA. I have found several ref to JohnLee in Delaware county but I dont know how he got there, where he came from. who he was married to etc. I dont even know if this the right John Lee. Any suggestions? Dennis Lee Rickard - posted 08-2004

LEE - I am related to Rev James Boscawen Lee, Bovina New York, through his second wife Elizabeth Campbell. She lived with him in Bovina until his death in 1914. She died in Comrie Scotland on 12 Feb 1921 from influenza. She is buried in Dalginross Cemetery, Comrie and had no children by him. I know that James B Lee was Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Little Delaware from 1856 to 1879 and that he was also a chaplain during the Civil War. Do you have any information about his time in the Civil war ie which regiment he was with? Do you know how long Elizabeth stayed in Bovina after his death?? Annette Burns - posted 03-2004

LEE - I am looking for anything related to the Lee's from Bovina. This is including Robert Lee, Alan Lee, Gary Lee, and my father Kevin Lee. Any sort of history or family stories anyone might have. Mail to: . Thank you! Stephanie Lee - posted 09-2002

LEE - I am looking for any information on Erastus LEE and his family (including his parents). He lived in Delaware in 1835-36, at the earliest time known of to me.His wife was Sally Mariah Lee (maiden name unknown). He was from Vermont and she from possibly Conneticut. They had at least 4 children.They lived in or near Sidney. Thank you. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Kim Kaminski Rowley - posted 10-98

LEECH - I'm looking for a marriage announcement (Newspaper) for the marriage of my Grandfather and Grandmother who were married in Hancock,NY in 1905. Their names are James A. Leech married to Etta M. Spencer. Any help in locating would be appreciated. James Leech - posted 03-2014

LEET(E) - Seeking info on William Leete(e) and his wife Susan HUMPHREY, particularly names of their four children. One child may be Smith Leet, born 1819. Would also be interested in any info about Smith's wife Sarah Maria Montfort, whom he married in 1848 in Blenheim. Ann O'Hara - posted 08-97

LEGG - Looking for any information on Joshua Legg, who was born in Waymart, PA but lived in Long Eddy, NY. He married Elvine Barnes (of Long Eddy?) and gave birth to Arthur DeForest Legg in 1875 and Elizabeth Legg in 1878. Joshua Legg and Elvine Barnes died in Long Eddy. Susan Miller - posted 05-2003

LEONARD - Can you help with bio (or any info) on Emma Leonard, the artist, from Stamford, NY to supplement inherited E. L. paintings. Thanks to your site, I finally found two E. L. references from the Stamford Mirror Newspaper (7/7/1896). She did exist! Thank you for any tid bits regarding this wonderful lady. JMSeeger - posted 02-2004

LEONARD - Seeking information of the Leonard's listed in the ceme0015.txt file. This is a file of those relocated due to the constuction of the Cannonsville dam. A Katherine Wright is listed as the interested party. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on the Leonard's in Delaware County prior to 1850.Dan Minnick - posted 03-2000

LEONARD - I am looking for the parents of James H. Leonard who was born in December 1796 in Delaware County. A brother of James may be Benjamin. James H. married Mary Van Tassel before 1817 when their first child was born in Seneca County. Dan Minnick - posted 03-2000

LEROY - Looking for burial site for infant Wanda Leroy. Father Walter Leroy mother Mary Louise Mills. Residence was Hancock. Birth date 1957-1960. Todd Wilhelm - posted 04-2008

LEVALLEY - Rhoderick 1797-1887 and his son David settled at Hancock. Their descendants are pretty well known, even though many of them changed the spelling of their names to LaValley or LaValle. Rhoderick's brother Hiram 1802- settled at Delhi. Information on his large family is sparse, though some of his children married into the BOND, REDMOND, MUMFORD, and YOUMANS families. I have abundant information on the ancestors of both brothers. Paul LeValley - posted 11-99

LEWALLEN - I am searching in Delaware County for Simeon Lewallen b. Sept.13, 1826. Eva Hamilton - posted 05-2002

LEWIS - Looking for information on Thomas Elliot Lewis, born 1826 in Bovina Center and moved to Iowa and died 1915. I am looking for information on his parents, grandparents etc. Randy Lewis - posted 01-2021

LEWIS-POTTER - I am searching for my 3rd great grandparents William Lewis and Patience Potter who were both born in Stamford NY, one in 1776 and the other in 1786. This is the only information we have about them excepting that we do have names for their six children. Sherrie Burdick - posted 11-2019

LEWIS - Need any information regarding Charles Emery Lewis, dob Sept. 6, 1895. Last known place of residence was in Deposit area between 1954 and 1966. Marie D. Newell - posted 11-2008

LEWIS - I am looking for information on Floyd and Evelyn Lewis who lived on Apex Rd in Hancock. They had three children: Floyd, Milton, and Ada. I would appreciate any information on this family. April - posted 03-2006

LEWIS - Would like any info. regarding Henry Lewis, born 1772, died, Jan 21, 11856; married Mercy Holloway. born 1782, died, 1855; son, Holloway Lewis, born 1806, died 1882. Bill Rogers - posted 08-2005

LEWIS - Can't get past William Lewis, b. abt. 1782, Stamford, Delaware, NY; married Patience Potter (b. 16 Jul 1786, Stamford. Parents: Nathaniel Potter, Ruth Palmer), before 28 Mar 1808, Stamford; child, Nathan Lewis, b. 28 Mar 1808, Stamford. Would appreciate any information on this family. Andrew C. Parker -posted 05-2004

LEWIS - William Jr. - I am trying to find information on a past relative that became prominent in local politics in the Hamden area and was elected to the NYS Assemby and later to the NYS Senate. The NYS Legislative RED BOOK has a William Lewis in the Senate in the year 1888-1889 and the town is listed as Harden, NY.. The RED BOOK only goes back to 1896 to date for the Assemby. He built a beautiful home in Hamden,NY up the street from the Hamden Inn. His wife, Jeanette died in a flood on the way home to Delancey, NY crossing the covered bridge with Mr and Mrs. Haynard. Dale J. Baxter - posted 04-2003

LEWIS - I am researching family...My father Robert Lewis born March 01, 1925 in Meredith, NY son of George Lewis and Anna Hulse, twin birth, brother Roy..He lived most of his early years in Delaware County..In 1944 he was listed as missing in action in WWII.He is a disabled vet. At the time my grandparents owned a farm in Bovina Center..If you have anything on this please let me know..Thank You. Peggy Lewis - posted 02-2002

LEWIS - Many of my ancestors were born or migrated to Delaware County. We have a extended family tree compiled dating back to the late 1800's and one back to 1784. I would very much like to find out some of the missing info and post the tree if possible for other family members to view. I am the granddaughter of George Ellyhue Lewis and Anna Lena (Hulse) Lewis both are buried in Bovina Center. If anyone could assist me in anyway I would appreciate it. Peggy Lewis - posted 01-2002

LEWIS - Seeking parents & siblings of Holloway Lewis, b. 1806, Delaware County. Married Phebe Dayton, b. 1813 in Hancock, Delaware Cnty, NY. They had (at least) one child, Victoria, b. March 12, 1839, Delaware Cnty. Also seek her siblings, if any. Sharon Williams - posted 01-2002

LEWIS - I am looking for information on Truman LEWIS who lived in Sidney. I know he was there during the 1850 Census with Sally Ann (LENNON), his wife, and children Gideon, 14, Frances, 8, and Charles, 6. I also know that they had a son, Arthur, born in 1847. The parents of Truman were Truman LEWIS and Polly Olmstead. I am looking for any information on Truman and Polly, as well as on Truman and Sally. Sylvia Nelson - posted 01-2000

LEWIS - Looking for descendents of Sherman Lewis. Sherman & Clarissa raised 13 children in the Fishs Eddy (Hancock) area. One son married into the Villefranche family from French Woods. Also married into Leonard and Swartwout families. Also interested in info on the 144th. Gr Gr Grandfather Villlefranche was in the 144th. Live here in the south so I don't have access to info on northern troops. Dee - posted 09-98

LEWIS - Looking for information on Henry Lewis, born 1773 in Holland, died 21 Jan 1856 in Hancock, Delaware Co., New York, buried in East Branch Cemetery. Married Mercy Holloway about 1800. Mercy was born 1782 in Holland, died 20 Nov 1855 in Hancock, and is buried in East Branch Cemetery. Had seven children. Gary Trook - posted 07-98

LIDDLE - Robert married Mary E Close and the 1892 Census reflects two children: Charles K Liddle (Age 19) and Mamie R Liddle (Age 13). Charles is well documented but the daughter only appears in the one census. 1900 Census shows Mary as widowed and living with Charles and his wife Clara Kipp but Mamie is not listed (possibly married). Am interested in any information as to whom she might have married and what happened to her. Daniel Liddle - posted 11-2020

LIDDLE - I am seeking information about siblings and ancestors of my great grandfather, Thomas J. Liddle, who was born in Delaware County, New York on August 7, 1841. I believe Thomas J. was the son of Alexander (born about 1817 in New York State) and Bina Liddle and the grandson of Thomas (born about 1780 in Scotland) and Margaret Liddle. Listed in the 1850 census for Andes is the Alexander Liddle family. He and the family members with their age at the time of the census are Alexander 33, Bina 21, Thomas 9 (this would make his birth date 1841), Margaret 7, Henry 6, Andrew 4, and Jane 2. Thomas and Henry both came west to Washington State after 1865. They are both buried out here. William A. Liddle - posted 04-2005

LIDDLE - Seeking information on David (1855-1932) and Margaret (1856-1931) Liddle. They lived in a house I just bought in Bovina from 1921 until Margaret's death in 1931. David was the son of Alexander Liddle and Bina McDonald. David and Margaret appear to have had two children, Alexander and Milton. My interest specifically is to find old pictures of the house and property. Thanks. Ray LaFever - posted 01-2000

LINDSAY - Looking for any information on any of the Lindsays who settled in Delaware County Judy Lindsay-Bell - posted 10-2003

LITTLE - I have information to share about the Little family who came to Del. Co. from northern England or southern Scotland--from about 1790's to present. Robert and Henry Little were names that occurred in almost every generation. Louise Little - posted 04-97

LITTLEJOHN - I am looking for the Buriel site of John and Margaret Littlejohn. John was born in Albany County to Andrew Littlejohn and Margaret Dougal. John married Margaret Penny and they were both buried somewhere in Delhi. John was born May 24, 1832 and died Feb. 11 1908. Margaret was born in Hamden about 1833 and died Nov. 10, 1889. David A. Littlejohn - posted 07-2005

LITTS - seeking information on William and Francis (Perry) Litts who resided on Read's Creek (readburn) late 1800's through the 1940's.Also their son Bert who married May Felter and had two sons-Bertram and Merton. Burt Litts - posted 03-2005

LLOYD - Seeking graves with headstones of Lloyd families in Delaware County. In particular, looking for Anthony Lloyd and wife Elizabeth "Betsey". Slawson. I find only 2 Lloyds listed in the Covered Bridge cemetery in Downsville, N.Y. Is this the original and oldest cemetery in that area?
LLOYD, Betsey, 44y, August 10, 1819, Wife of Anthony
LLOYD, Orson, 7y, October 18, 1828, Son of Henry & Prudence
Perhaps, others are in the Paige Cemetery in Downsville but there are only partial listings for that cemetery on the Delaware Co. site . Who can be contacted to preview the Paige cemetery burials with headstones? Helena A. Shaver - posted 09-2010

LLOYD - Looking for Lloyd Family from Colchester and Downsville. Are there any Llloyds still around that area? Jim - posted 10-3003

LLOYD - Lloyd (possibly Loughead, Lawhead, etc). John Lloyd b ca 1734 m Eunice Rowley ca 1762 in Amenia NY or Sharon CT. Ch: James b. 1764 m Lucy Goodrich 1783; Anne b. 1765 m Edmond Palmer 1784 lived W Springfield MA; Rachel b 1767 m Elijah Goodrich 1783 lived W Springfield MA; John b 1768; Henry b 1770; Anthony b 1773 m Betsey Slosson (Slawson, Slason, etc) 1790 lived Ulster/DELAWARE COUNTY, NY; Eunice Bp 1773; Sally Bp 1777. Eunice Rowley m prev to Benjamin Johns and had 5 ch. Desparately need origins of John Lloyd, Eunice Rowley's husband. Bruce Lloyd, 53 So. Knoll, Dryden NY 13053. Bruce Lloyd - posted 12-98

LOBDELL - Seeking information on Mary Jane LOBDELL born about 1826 and according to census records born in Ontario Co. NY. She married in Cattaraugus Co. in 1848 to Daniel Kingsbury; had a sister, Lucretia, who married shortly after she did. She lived married life in Rushford and Clarksville and is buried in Rushford -- all in Allegany Co., NY. Have tried to link her with Jacob LOBDELL a very early settler of Victor, Ontario Co., NY but unable to connect with him or his sons. Her death certificate states she was d/o Peter LOBDELL . She might have been born in Delaware County or any of neighboring counties. - posted 03-2003

LOBDELL - Looking for any info regarding Lucy Ann Lobdell (1829-1912), known as the Female Huntress of Delaware County. Spent the last 32 years of her life in Willard Asylum (Seneca County), diagnosed with "Dementia and Erotomania." Harriet Mendlowitz - posted 12-2001

LOCKWOOD-GREGORY - In 1900 one Cornelious Wells Shew was arrested on a farm in Apex, NY for the crime of the murder of Jackson Pepper in PA. He along with an accomplice were hanged at Monrose, Pa in Sept of 1901. I would like information as to who owned the farm where he was arrested and did he have relatives in the Apex area in particular the Lockwood or Gregory Surname. Chester Shew - posted 02-2013

LOCKWOOD - I am seeking information on family of Augustus LOCKWOOD. According to his death certificate he was born 6 Sep 1831 in Delaware County. His parents are Isaac Lockwood born around 1799 and Elvira Holmes born around 1703. Her family was from Charlton, Saratoga County, but apparently all were living in Delaware County when Augustus was born. The family moved to Michigan in the 1840's. Isaac's parents are unknown. Any information would be appreciated. Carol Todoroff - posted 07-2011

LOCKWOOD - I was wondering if anyone has any information about the Lockwoods that lived in Walton. Their names were Chales E Lockwood b1852 d 1913, Wife was Nettie Miller (Mary Jeanette) b1852 d1929, They had sons Orrin C b1872 d1948, (Marr. Dorn Williams He was a cripple No Children) George W. b1878 d1931. (Married Olive McCoy, 2. Cecil Fisher). Daughters Satie b1874 d1958 (marr. Lafngette Miller 2. Hatsal Wilber) Lizzie b1880 d1949 ( marr. Orville Fuller) Cora Delos b1885 d1961 (marr. George Miller). Donna Rushing - posted 06-2005

LOCKWOOD - Looking for the family of Jane Lockwood b. 1845 d. 1816. She lived in Sullivan and Delaware counties. She married Ben Pratt, George Murdock and Issac Tyler. Any help would be appreciated. Pat - posted 03-2005

LOCKWOOD - I am looking for any information on John Lockwood 1777-1853 born in Delaware County, who married Jane Sanders 1774-1809 born in Columbia County. Any help would be helpful. Joanne Newvine - posted 06-2003

LOCKWOOD - Seeking information about a quarry that may have been owned or part-owned sometime in the latter part of the 19th century by Wilbur Lockwood (1840-1913), born in Phoenicia. Other related Lockwoods may have been involved, as well. The location may have been Hale Eddy. Wilbur is listed as a "stone cutter" in the 1850 census for Shandaken. He also fought in the civil war. Tom Nevlud - posted 05-2002

LOCKWOOD - Seeking information about several Lockwood families living in and around Delaware County. Gilbert Lockwood (c. 1742-1836) was born Greenwich, CN and died in Olive, NY. He also lived in Westchester County and was politically active there and in Olive. His wife was Phoebe (or Phebe) Hall. One of their children is Jesse Lockwood (1788-1865), buried in Shandaken, NY. Jesse's wife was Mary "Polly" Dudley. The couple had 8 children, including Abraham (or Abram) (1813-1887). Abraham married Sarah Randall (c. 1823-1905). Their children were Wilbur, James W.(killed in the Civil War), Jane, Mary, Sherman, Charles and Walter. Wilbur was born in Phoenicia and married Sarah Elizabeth Rider (1847-1926) in Moresville. The family also lived in Ulster County, NY; Wayne County, PA and possibly Michigan. Rumor has it, they went to Michigan with another related family, Blake. Their children are Martha, James W., Harvey or Harry and Ada D. James W. Lockwood (1869-1935) married Eleanor "Nellie" M.Grant in 1888. James and Nellie's children include Chester, Evelyn Mae "Eva," James W., Sadie and Sidney. This couple also lived in Broome County, NY and Susquehanna and Wayne Counties, PA. Many of these Lockwoods and relations were stone cutters or glass cutters. The family, probably including Wilbur may have owned a quarry that went out of business. It may have been in hale Eddy. Jesse, Abraham and Wilbur along with other Lockwoods are buried in the Hudler Cemetery in Shandaken, NY. Their graves are transcribed on Not all Lockwood graves there seem to have been transcribed yet. Certain of their wives are supposedly there, as well. Tom Nevlud - posted 05-2002

LOCKWOOD - Does anyone have anything on the Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Park. What I understand, the land used be my Grandfathers. His name was George W Lockwood he died 1931. The land was passed down. His father was Charles E Lockwood. So you have anything on the sale of the land and know any thing about the Lockwoods they're in Walton. Donna Rushing - 11-2000

LOCKWOOD - My name is Donna Rushing, father lived in downsville by Walton. I'm tring to get information about my family that lived in that area. My grandfathers name was George Washington Lockwood, His 2nd wife was Cecil V Fisher they got married in 1921 in Walton. My great grandparents were Charlie E. Lockwood and Nettie Miller and the other ones were Elmer Fisher and Josephine Dufton that lived in Hancock. I know there is a big cemetary plot for the Lockwoods around Walton and Downsville.Also in the 1930's or 40's my grandmother sold my grandfathers farm of 300 acres to the government. My mother told me that it was a wildlife reserve. I was wondering if you have any information on them so I can contiue looking for my roots. My grandfather died about 1931. Thank You. Donna Rushing - renewed 10-2000

LOCKWOOD - Abraham: Seeking parents of Abraham Lockwood. Born March,1793. Married in 1818 in Roxbury NY to Elizabeth B. Pattison. Gwen Becker - posted 12-2004

LOCKWOOD - Looking for info on the family of John Lockwood who lived in Delhi from 1810 on until his death in 1853. Possibly came from Columbia Co. His wife was Jane (probable maiden name was Sanders) Children: Sanders, John Jr. and maybe a Catherine. Also looking for a Catherine Lockwood that married Oriin Fish (Born about 1818) Nancy Neal - posted 04-98

LOCKWOOD - I am looking for the father and mother of John W. Lockwood born on March 29, 1835 in Delaware County, Roxbury Township, New York. The father could be an Abraham Lockwood born on March 8, 1793 in Dutchess County, New York. John could also have been an orphan. Thank you for your help. Susan Carlson - posted 03-98

LONGWELL - I am looking for any information on my grandfather Melvin Longwell. I knew him for only a few years until he passed away from a heart attack in 1985. I am trying to complete a family tree for my grandmother Kathryn Longwell (DeMott) prior to marriage.Also any information on the DeMott family would be helpful. I am mostly looking for settling info/who were my great grandparents and right on up the ladder to who was the first Longwell and where did he come from. Paul J. Longwell - posted 04-99

LOOMIS - I am trying to establish a link between Joel Loomis, b. 1/21/1853 and William Benjamin Loomis, b. 8/1880. Any help anyone can give will be greatly appreciated. Jack Cameron - posted 01-2005

LORD - Seeking parentage and add'l birth info re Abraham LORD (b. 1793) and Rebecca JENSON (b. 1802). They lived many years in Lordville and had several children, including Stephen. Abraham died in Lordville in 1873 and Rebecca died in Equinunk PA in 1877; they are buried in the Old Lordville Cemetery. Arthur Barber - posted 11-98

LOUDON - Looking for any info on Albert LOUDON or his daughter Bessie who later married a William Hatton. Also Lilly SHERMAN. They lived in Walton in the late 1800 and early 1900. Carney - posted 03-99

LOVE - John LOVE, born in Ireland in 1807, had two wives, Nancy Ann CHAMBERLIN and Julia ???. He married Julia about 1849 and had two girls, Ella, born 1852, died 1928, and Hattie, born 1856. Hattie married William b.Oliver. Does anyone know Julia's maiden name? Pam Frederic - posted 06-2000

LOVE - Is anyone following the Samuel Love family from Ireland? They Immigrated in 1817. I can offer some info from an old letter written to my Grandmother by her Great Aunt Caroline Love. Would like to find where they immigrated from in Ireland.They came first to Delhi then settled in Cannonsville, Granton and Walton. I'd also like info on the Yeomans family of Tompkins- specifically Mary Yeoman. Pam - posted 04-97

LOVELACE - James F. Lovelace born Oct. 30, 1836, moved to Deposit, New York and married Parthenia Dibble. Civil War Vet, 1861-1865 Company C, 27th New York Volunteer Infantry under Captain Lewis of Binghampton, New York and First New York Veterans Calvary. In 1878 was nominated Sheriff of Delaware County. Children: AB Lovelace, Stella Lovelace, Miles Lovelace and wife Louisa Millburt Lovelace, August Lovelace Van Orden married to Fred Van Orden, daughter Alta E. Van Ordern, Sidney Lovelace and Ada Malpass Lovelace, daughter Loretta Lovelace. I am looking for old photos, newspaper articles, etc. C. Grant - posted 03-2006

LOVELESS - Have information on Charles Everit Loveless(lace) b: 22 Aug.1847. Would like information on his parents George W Loveless b: 13 July 1826 and wife Persis Gillett. Wendy Krueger - posted 01-2006

LOVELESS - Loveless(lace) - I am trying to find information regarding George W. Loveless(lace) b: 13 July 1826, in or around Delaware County, and his first wife Persis Gillett, and son Charles Everit, b: 22, Aug, 1847. Any information will be greatly appreciated . Dick Grennell - posted 04-97

LOVELESS - Charles E Loveless 1884-1976 married Rose DeNio at East Branch in 1905, Rose d.1956. Charles grandparents were: Frank Loveless, m. Minerra Wallace And his gr.grandparents:George Loveless, m. Eva Tompkins.(Charles + Rose) had 8 children/ of which 4 were born Pepacton/RockRiff area, Delaware Co. Any relation? Wayne - posted 01-99

LOVELESS - LOVELACE/LOVELASE - Joseph Lovelace and Thomas Lovelase are both listed on the 1800 Delaware County, NY, census. Information on either of these Loveless families and where they went will be appreciated. Peggy McGee Maness - posted 12-98

LUCAS - Would like any information on: 1. Regina Seiple Lucas-- Died in Harpersfield, Stanford Hospital. 2. John Joseph Lucas--was married to Regina Seiple Lucas. Sharon Shenk-Lucas - posted 05-99

LUDINGTON - Looking for any info on this marriage, particularly the Ludington name and the ancestry of same. Names from Book 19 of the Marriage Records Index Sept. 7, 1929 to July 8, 1931 on file at the Delaware County NY Clerk's Office. 142 Alfred Churchill Ludington , father Herbert C Ludington ., mother Edith M. Churchill, bride Annie Laurie Whitaker, of Clair L. Whitaker and Mildred E. Drake. Ron Ludington - posted 07-2001

LULL - Interested in location of the Grave Removals from Cannonsville to Pepacton. Need location as to where they were buried in what Cemetery and location. Would like to find Rev. William Lull and his wife Eunice Lull Stones so when I go on vacation this year I can get photo's of them. Gary Allen Lull - posted 01-2001

LULL - Looking for information on William Lull and family shown on 1860 Delaware Co Census as living in Bovina Center. He is 44 his wife Martha is 40 they have 7 children rangeing inage from 1 yr - 19 yrs. Please contact me if you have any information on this family. Judi Farmer - posted 03-98

LURENZE - Michael "Mike" Walton, do you have any information regarding this person, was a professional fly-tier in the 1930s and 40s, I am also interested in any information on Raymond Neidig, Union Grove, also a professional fly-tier about the same period. I am writing a book on the history of trout fishing in the Catskills, also authored The Beaverkill A History of a River and Its People. Thanks. Ed Van Put - posted 04-2005

LYNCK - My father was George Lynck my mother was Mable Larkins. I'm tying to find background on my geneology. I come blank on my mothers side. I never knew my granparents on either side. PLEASE HELP. Mary Lynck - posted 06-2004

LYON - Searching for history of a claim of a Native American marriage with one of the Lyon grandfathers reported by family of Joseph E Ward 1869 1937/Flora Maria Lyon 1863 1942 in Walton Delaware New York. A possible biracial background through Flora may suggest parents other than those listed: William S Lyon 1829 1909/Mary Elizabeth Davis 1835 1900. Search centers on nine children of Burr Lyon 1795 1867, father of William S Lyon. Four of five of Burr Lyon's sons were married before Flora was born. Also four of Walter Lyon's sons Burr, Bradley 1790 1865 and Zalmon 1807 1886 could have had previous marriages as could Wakeman Lyon 1799 1883 whose marital history is unclear and who has no children listed. No trace of an alternate placement of an unknown child among extended family members has been found. A photo of the Native American wife was lost and no further evidence has been revealed. This Lyon family are Mayflower descendants through Priscilla Redfield 1763 1836 wife of Walter Lyon 1769 1829, father of Burr Lyon. Any input, resource appreciated. Thank you. Anne White - posted 03-2020

LYON - Does anybody know where the first Lyon homestead was on Roses Brook? I know where Levi and son George B. had the family homestead near the old RB Meth Church! The Lyon Memorial is an amazing resource for that family ancestry from CT onwards! Sam Pattison - posted 01-2010

LYON - Looking for David Lyon, died 1876 (I think), born in Connecticut. His wife (Jane) is buried in Roses' Brook Cem. but don't think he is. Looking for any information. Penny Larsen - posted 10-2008

LYON - I'm seeking any and all information regarding Delia Lyon who married Rodem Segar. She had a son eliot in 1861 who is buried in Bethel in Sullivan County. Her daughter was Mary E. Segar who lived in Delhi and appears on the 1900 census with her husband John A Griffin and their 3 oldest children. I am seeking information regarding Delia's ancestry. Mary Wood - posted 11-2002

LYON - I am trying to identify Seth, Mary and Walter Lyon who moved from Fairfield county, Connecticut to Stamford, New York in 1789. Can anyone help? Jim Lyon - posted 03-99

LYON - Would like to contact others researching Moses Lyon, pioneer settler (1787 and 1803) of Delaware County, and his descendants. Charles Boetsch - posted 12-97

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