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ODELL - I am trying to find Stephen Odell (Odel) who served in the New York Militia during the Revolutionary War. He could be from Delaware, Orange or Ulster County, depending on the boundary lines at that time. NARA said they can not find any record of him and suggested I try in NYS. Don Pratt - posted 12-2002

ODLE - Looking for Uriah Odle. b. 1790 Shows up on 1800 Census report in Harpersfield. N,Y. Ed Douglas - posted 03-2000

ODWELL - Does anyone have any information on the Trial of John T. Odwell, an attorney in Downsville (1880s-1900s), who was accused of defrauding Civil War Pensioners, including my grandfather, Emory T. Rowe. I realize that John T. Odwell is recognized in various County historical records as a "respected" attorney, but I have in my posession my grandfather's pension papers which indicate the John T. Odwell was tried in New York City on 18 Nov 1884 for "violations of the law committed in Sullivan (and Delaware) County". I also realize that a son of John T. Odwell, Frederick Odwell is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Cincinnatti Reds ball-player. I would appreciate any info anyone has about John T. Odwell. Robert A. Rowe - posted 03-2002

OGDEN - Seeking information, and confirmation of same, regarding the family of Charles S. Ogden [1807-1865] and Phebe Ann Hoyt [1810-1885] living mainly Deposit & Delhi. Roger Miller - posted 03-2008

OGDEN - Seeking information on family of Abram Ogden and Sarah Craig. Their son, Abram H. Ogden, b. 29 Jan 1796, Walton, Delaware Co.; d. 1856, Madison, Dane Co., Wis., married about 1818 to Mary (Polly) Cattrell Smith, b. 23 Aug 1798, Deposit, Delaware Co.; d. 31 Dec 1894, Madison, Dane Co., Wis. I have info on Abram H. Ogden and Mary Smith and family. Looking for info on father Abram Ogden and mother Sarah Craig, their other children and their parents. Jean E. DeLauche - posted 01-2007

OGDEN - I'm writing a biography on William B. Ogden; and am searching for any info on personal papers, diaries, unpublished stories, etc. about William and his father Abraham. Will be visiting Delaware County in August. My other book, the first-ever bio on John Ogden (1609-1682) the progenitor of the Ogden line in America, will be published late this year by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Thanks for any help you can provide. Jack Harpster - posted 06-2005

OGDEN - My gg grandfather was William Ogden St. John b. 1830, Walton, Delaware county. Do you know if there is an Ogden and St. John family connection? The information I have says his parents were William St. John and Pamela/Parmelia Gould. I have not verified this information myself. Barbara Heard - posted 02-2003

OGDEN - Looking for any information on Abraham Ogden, who came to Delaware County from Morristown NJ shortly after the Revolutionary War. He married a daughter of James WEED and Sarah RICHARDS. Their son William Butler Ogden was born June 15, 1805 in Walton. He was elected a member of the NYS legislature for Delaware County in 1834. He was elected the first mayor of Chicago in 1837. Jim Ford - posted 10-98

OLDACH - go to page with info - posted 04-2015

OLDS - Briggs Cherrytree Olds b. 1813 some place in NY, Olds family tradition has Briggs Father's name as Elijah. I have come accross the name Briggs Cherrytree in the 1800 and 1810 Delaware Co. NY Census. I can't help but think that Briggs Cherrytree Olds' mother must have been a Daughter of Briggs Cherrytree. Any Help is appreciated. Joe - posted 10-98

OLIVER - Searching in Delaware County for Oliver Miles, Sr. Family - Oliver, Sr. b. 1799-1803 in Otsego, NY. Would like to know who his parents were and if he had any siblings. Lila Watkins - posted 02-2005

OLIVER - William B. OLIVER married Hattie F. LOVE on 8 Feb 1881 in Walton. He was listed in the marriage notice as "of Burlingame, Kansas", but I believe he was the son of William OLIVER, born 1822 in Scotland, and Harriet (?) who lived in Cannonsville. Can anyone confirm this? Did Hattie and William remain in Kansas or did they return to Delaware county? Did they have offspring? Pam Frederic - posted 06-2000

OLIVER - and ODELL - familles moved to Delaware County from Greene County by way of Sullivan County around 1855. they were Native Americans and lived on a farm in Meredith area called Wilbur farm. My Great-Grandmother Electa Mae Oliver Ingraham was born on this farm in 1865. Other linking Surnames . Warren, Ingraham, Foster, Barnes. Donald R. Warren Sr. - posted 11-2001

OLMSTEAD - Looking for information on Hiram and Minerva (Cook) Olmstead who migrated from Schoharie County to Davenport, Hiram was the son of Anson Olmstead and Charity Wilbur. Need info on the Cook and Wilbur lines. Willie Olmstead - posted 09-2001

OLMSTEAD - Viola Olmstead of Davenport - Daughter of Anson and Matilda Olmstead. Can't trace her life after 1865. Can anyone help? Willie Olmstead - posted 06-2001

OLMSTEAD - Looking for information on Anson and Matilda Olmstead from Davenport. Willie Olmstead - posted 06-2001

OLMSTEAD - I have a Julia Olmstead in my list. She was married to my grandfather. I know that she left her family in 1920 to 1930 I Have information on her if someone is looking to find out where she went and help fill their missing link. - posted 12-2000

OLMSTEAD - Searching for death dates for Daniel and Joanna OLMSTEAD, believed to have died in Delaware County in early 1800's. Don Henricks - posted 05-99

OLMSTEAD - Seeking any info on the following Nathan W Olmstead born 1833 in Davenport Center, married Anna Mae Groat 1857 Richmondville, Schoarie Co., had 9 children. One Lucy Hanna Olmstead born 1872 in Davenport, Delaware Co. I have info on children.Will exchange. MaryLee Warnock - posted 05-99

OLMSTEAD - Perry, Anson, & Hannah-Wolfe. WOLFE Isaac Kathleen Olmstead - posted 09-97

OLMSTED - I am looking for Jabez Olmsted. He is shown in Masonville census 1860. Is he buried in Delaware Co.? I beleve he was born about 1805. His farther was Samuel Olmsted of Canaan New York. Any info Jabez would be helpful. Kevin Olmsted - posted 03-2008

OLMSTED - Looking for anything on Elijah and Margaret (Burger) Olmsted. Children: Daniel, John, Abraham, Margaret, Ichabod and Freeborn. Paul Olmstead - posted 10-2001

OLMSTED - I would like to share information on the decendants of Roswell and Lucy Merrill Olmsted, perhaps the first Olmsteds in the Davenport area. Roswell was born January 30, 1805 and died March 6, 1889. Lucy was born January 1, 1809 and died March 1, 1879. They lived on Charlotte Creek Road in Davenport in the 1869 atlas. They had at least one son, Chancy, who lived down the road. Roswell and Lucy are buried in the Fergusonville Cemetery. Anyone with these people in your line, please contact me. Thank You. Collin Haight - posted 06-2000

OLMSTED - Seeking to exchange information on Bartram OLMSTED, and Peter HULL families in Roxbury area of Delaware Co. ab 1800's. Marilou Cory-Nyblod - posted 05-99

OLMSTED - I'm looking for inforation regarding the family of William Olmsted and his wife Julia Ann Utter. They had at least five children and lived on South Hill in Davenport, Delaware County, NY. Their children were: 1) Myron 2) Ophelia Velperga, born 1845; md John Barber Spencer 3) William, Jr. 4) Francis 5) Annie William died in Schenevus, NY. He was born around 1815/1822. Brent R. Anderson - posted 04-99

OLMSTED - Seeking exchange of information on Olmsted/Olmstead families in Roxbury and Walton areas. Resided Delaware Co. beginning early 1800. Collateral families Hull, Munn, Andrus and Griffeth. Some of family moved west to Indianna and Wisconsin about 1850. Have data on John, son of Bartram (Bertram, Bouton) and would like to exchange any and all E mail to Marjorie Stoehr - posted 03-99

OLSEN - Kaj Artur Olsen is my grandfather. He married Ellen Christina Marie ???? Nelson in the 1930s. Kaj died in 1973 in Boston during a heart surgery. Ellen and his only son runs White House Farms at time. Ellen is alive and at the Stamford Nursing home. She doesn't remember what is going on anymore. I am trying to find information on Kaj's parents, siblings, and place of birth. My aunts and father cannot seem to be able to fill in the places. Could anyone please help. Robert G Norvell - posted 03-2000

O'NEIL - John J. O'Neil 1853-1923 W. Rutland, VT m. Clara Major (unk) lived in Roxbury, NY and is buried there somewhere. He was my gguncle and custodian of my grandfather Michael John O'Neill 1882-1946 who was educated in the Roxbury Schools. His father Thomas C. O'Neil 1857-1888 was killed in a train crash and his mother Mary Shea (Rees) O'Neill 1858-1883 died shortly after his birth. Any records of John J. O'Neil 1853-1923 that took care of an orphaned boy of 6 years old should be sought. For the Roxbury, NY school system had to be a plus for my grandfather. He graduated from Roxbury HS around 1900 and NYU class of 1904 with a degree of bachelor of science in civil engineering. For a number of years engineer for the board of water supply at the Ashokan reservoir. My father Donald Thomas O'Neill 1908-1948, the first of 7 children, was born nearby in Kingston, NY. A story is always never-ending when family history is involved. Your welcome page of the Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site stands out. Hope this posting has the same results. Michael J. O'Neill - posted 07-2007

O'ROURKE/ ROOK - I found an obituary for Thomas Rourke - Rook who lived near Harvard, NY. It says he was born in Ireland and came to this country about 1850. Soon after landing he became acquainted with a Mr. L.J. Williams who brought him to Delaware County, NY. Thomas died in August of 1887 and he and wife Bridget are buried in Long Flat Cemetery, Delaware County, NY. Anyone have any connections to this family? Tina Pabst - posted 08-2007

O'ROURKE - Seeking information regarding John Edmund O'Rourke who was born June 1, circa 1854 and adopted by the Wright family. He then became John Edmund Wright and lived in the Trout Creek area of Delaware County and died in 1939 and is buried in Nichols, NY. He married Sarah Baxter. Tina Pabst - posted 06-2006

O'ROURKE - Any information on John James O'Rourke family that lived in Cannonsville in 1941. Eileen O'Rourke - posted 10-2002

ORR - Robert - I am desperately looking for the parents of ROBERT ORR (b. abt. 1796), husband to NANCY BEERS. Robert and Nancy were married Jan. 11, 1830 in Walton. There are two other Robert Beers (Robert J and Robert S Beers - these are NOT the Robert I am looking for, and one of them is married to a Nancy). In addition, I do not believe the Robert from Kortright nor the one from Davenport are the correct ones either. Robert Orr and Nancy Beers are the parents of Sara Elizabeth (Orr) Taggart, wife to Joseph Taggart. Nancy Beers was the daughter of Jared Beers and Sarah Parsons and was born June 14, 1806 in Fairfield, Ct. I believe Nancy (Beers) Orr's date of death is Oct. 21, 1875. Please email me at: Stacy O'Neill - - posted 05-2019 Thank you!

ORR - I would appreciate any information on a Hugh Orr. Am trying to locate the parents or any relatives of our ancestor Joseph Orr. - posted 11-2003

ORR - Looking for any information on a Joseph Orr, especially his father, who could possibly be Hugh Orr. This Joseph Orr married Sally Mead from Chenango Co. Joseph Orr was born 1790. Shelba Conklin - posted 05-2003

ORR - Need info. on Hugh ORR who was chairman of the meeting held on April 8, 1817 to organize the town of Davenport. I think he was either the father or uncle of my gggrandfather James ORR since his father- in- law Gaius Northway was also at this meeting and was elected as one of the assessors. Les Zimmerman - posted 09-99

ORT - Looking for any Orts--Matthias, Mary, John, Antoine (?), Adam--who lived in the Lordville area in the mid- to late 19th century or any of their descendants. Adam (b. 1867) was my great-grandfather. All are listed in the 1870 census, but John and Antoine are not on the 1880 census. Matthias and Mary were from Bavaria. Maureen Doherty - posted 07-2008

OSBORN - Looking for info on my g-g-g-g-grandfather Nathan Osborn(e) born in 1762 in Fairfield CT and died in Roxbury NY and/or info about his parents, children, siblings, spouse, etc. Was a Revlutionary war soldier. Most likely had a brother Ephraim. Any info would be GREATLY appreciated. Susan Gerritsen - posted 05-2004

OSKAMP - Looking for any info on George B. Oskamp and family. George immigrated from Germany in 1860's and lived in Hancock from late 1860's(?) to 1890's(?). Family then moved to Canandaigua. First wife Josephine Becker is buried in Hancock. Second wife Carrie T Wagner is buried in Cdga with him. George is my great grandfather by his second wife. Paul Oskamp - posted 10-2016

OSMER - I need information on John Osmer and his family. He resided in Meredith, Delaware Cty., in 1810. Am trying to see if he is married to Abigale, and if so, what her maiden name was. They were the parents of my ancestor William Osmer, who married Francis Murry and moved to Wisconsin, and lived there next to several Ostranders. William was supposedly born in 1826, so would not have been recorded on the 1810 census. Colleen Morton - posted 04-2003

OSTEDE - Looking for Miss ?? OSTEDE who married Greene Moore around 1820. Moore later became the sherrif and Post Master of Delhi. Moore died in 4/27/1888. Do you no where he might be buried? Thank you. E. Moore - posted 02-98

OSTERHOUDT - Looking for info on above-named ancestor who died in Delhi on August 4, 1918 for geneological purposes. He was married in about 1855 to Elizabeth Whitmore Vandermark born about 1836. Any info on her as well. Thank you. Fran Fletcher - posted 06-2001

OSTRANDER - Interested in information about Amanda Ostrander, prob. b. Oct 1845 who m. George Anderson on Oct 7, 1866. They had two children, Bert and Eva. Eva m. John Holbert. W. Lee Woodmansee - posted 08-2003

OSTRANDER - George F. - Looking for parents, wife and child of George F. Ostrander who enrolled in Company F of the 144th during the Civil War. Indications are that he came from Hancock, NY. Guy G. Hawkins - posted 11-98

OSTRANDER - Looking for information on John W. OSTRANDER who lived in Hancock at the time of the Civil War and was married to Eliza. John was 35 at the time of the 1880 census. Especially interested in any possible clues to children. Believe that he was born in Franklin. Guy G. Hawkins - posted 11-98

OSTROM - I am trying to track down any info you have on my great grandfather and grandmother.Last name Ostrom. I do not have his first name. His wife : Annabelle born approx 1871. children Howard B. Ostrom born 30 July 1892 Hancock NY and Gertrude E. Ostrom June 1894. Annabelle remarried after her first husband died. She married Edson E. Benton(born 1858). Can you please help? My grandfather owned a restaurant in Delaware Co for a short time before moving to Johnson City. Kandace R. Chariff - posted 04-2008

OSTROM - Seeking descendants of John and Cataleyntje (Bradt) Ostrom, Sr., of the town of Tompkins, Delaware County, NY. John and Cataleyntje appear to have had children named John, Jr., Henry L., Daniel D., Thomas W., and Jane. John and Cataleyntje were married in Schenectady, NY, on December 23, 1793, and appear to have removed very soon to the town of Tompkins. Cataleyntje's parents were Jacobus S. and Susannah (Peek) Bradt/Bratt. Bob Phillips - posted 05-99

OSTROM - Looking for Alfred Ostrom who married Susie Stewart and lived on a farm in Connonville,NY. They had a large family. Would like to contact heirs. Cedric Stewart - posted 02-98

OSTRUM - Samuel G. Ostrum, b in Hankock 1852. Need details of birth and family,if possible. Larry Barr - posted 06-2008

OWEN - William Owen, Jr. b. abt. 1810, d. abt. 1854, his wife Grace Haddow b. abt. 1813, d. abt. 1898. Five children Jane b abt. 1838, Joanna b. abt 1840 d. abt 1858, Agnes b. abt 1845 d. abt 1917, Christine b. abt 1849, and Melissa b. abt. 1853 d. abt. 1927. William believed born in Wales and settled in the Dunraven, Andes, Margaretville area. Looking for information regarding descendants. Cliff Owen - posted 01-2005

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