Niagara County

Queries Jan 1996 to Mar 2000 - S-T

These queries were posted from Jan 1996 to Mar 2000 on this site. As they are so old, the original email links to these researchers have been removed, though snail mail information remains.


James SCARBOROUGH, his wife Sarah, and their children, William and Mary Ann, arrived in New York City from London, England aboard the Yorktown on November 12, 1855. They immediately settled in Hartland, Niagara, New York where they added six more children to their family. Most of the descendants of James and Sarah still live in Niagara, Orleans, and Genessee Counties. I am looking for contacts from all descending lines. I would also like to know if they had relatives or friends in Hartland who attracted them to the area - Dec 1999 - sent in by: E. F. 'Gene' Scarborough, Palo Alto, CA


Seeking information about Christian (1825-1914) and Carolina SCHEUNEMANN (1832-1920). Both born in Germany and emigrated to United States in 1872-1873, settling in Lewiston, New York. At some later time, they moved to Buffalo/West Seneca, New York - Sat., June 6, 1998. - sent in by: Carl Kalota


William and wife Maria Charlotte Wilhelmine (ERDMANN) came to America in 1843 to Niagara, New York. They had 3 sons: August, Fredrick, and William. They may have moved to Michigan or elsewhere. Would like to hear from someone that knows of any descendants. We are compiling a history of the family. (Monday, June 16, 1997 at 00:58:34) - sent in by: Mike and Pat Erdmann, Star Route Box 214, Lyman, Wyoming 82937


Looking for descendants of Charles SEAGER living in Lockport, Niagara County, New York in 1860. Charles enlisted in the 8th Reg. NY Heavy Art. during Civil War. He was a Corporal. I would appreciate any help. Thank you. - sent in by: Nancy C. Adkins, 1035 Noel Drive, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-2235


I am searching for my grandmother's kinfolk of Cora Bell SEIBEL, born about 1880. She was the daughter of George Seibel and Emma nee Turner. She married Stephen COLLINS in Lockport, NY, in 1900. (Sun Dec 29 1997) - sent in by: Charles S. Valleau


Searching for information on my g-g-grandfather Philip SHAVER. I have a family bible which records him as dying in Cambria, on July 02, 1828 and also listed his marriage to Helen Delia THOMAS on Mar. 15, 1822 in Cambria. Any info on him or his wife would be greatly appreciated.(02 MAY 1997) - sent in by: Clarence Place, 102 Clarence Street, Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3T 2V1


Looking for Maria COTTON wife of Alvah SHELDON married September 1825. Maria born October 6, 1801 Berkshire County, MA; died 1883 Richland County, OH. Alvah born August 17, 1799 VT; died September 1858 Richland County, OH. Children: Nathan, Thomas, Emma, Mary (Polly), William, Francis, Sarah all born New York. Maria emigrated from MA to Penfield, NY about 1824 with her uncle (name unknown) and remained near Rochester NY (possibly Lockport) for 12 years. Family moved to Town of Royalton, Niagara County, NY about 1837, stayed until about 1855 and moved to New Philadelphia, OH and stayed there until Fall 1857 and moved to Jackson Township, Richland County, OH. Any help would be appreciated, especially with ancestors and descendants. (Oct 15 1997) - sent in by: Terry Wilson, 40 South Gamble Street, Shelby, OH 44875


Seeking information on descendants/ascendants of Whitaker SHERIFF and Sarah BUKITT SHERIFF who were married 12 May 1828 in Frodingham, England. Their son, Henry SHERIFF, emigrated from England before 1870. Henry SHERIFF is my great-grandfather. He is listed in the 1875 Somerset census as a farm owner. Will share information. (Wed Jun 18 1997) - sent in by: Yvonne LaPorte Attwood


Searching for Henry SHERMAN born l806 in either MA or NY. and Sabrina SPENCER born unknown. Show in the 1840 and 1850 Wilson, Niagara County, NY Census. They moved to Tuscola County, MI by 1860. I am seeking information on both individuals....I know nothing about Sabrina or her family. Henry's parents were last known to be in Penfield and Webster, Monroe Co., NY. Please respond....(Tues Sept 9 1997) - sent in by: Sandy Patterson


Anyone researching SHOEBRIDGE from Niagara Falls, NY? (22/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Howard Jensen, 55 Country Club Drive, Largo, FLORIDA 33771-5609


Seeking any information of the SILVERNAIL Family living in Niagara County circa 1850-1890's in the Newfane and Cambria areas. John, son, Cornelius, perhaps David and Daniel. Also, looking for information on Wealthy Bardwell who had a son, Jerrit born 1850, Newfane - Dec 1999 - sent in by: Dorris Smith


I am looking for the family of Simon & Wealthy {MERRILL} HOAG. Wealthy Merrill was born Nov 8,1799 in Vrooman's Land, NY. She married Simon HOAG about 1820 in Laurens, NY. They lived in Somerset, NY. Would like to know all the children's names. Wealthy HOAG died May 13, 1871 in Somerset, NY. Wealthy Merrill HOAG was the daughter of Elisah Merrill and Anna Vrooman Hover - Dec. 1998. - sent in by: Vicki Johnston, 303 Susan Street, Roseburg, OR 97470


Any information on SKUTT / SCUTT in Niagara County, especially Somerset, New York - March 1999. - sent in by: L. Krueger


I am looking for the family of JAMES CAMPBELL and SUSAN, SUSANNA SLOAN. They were married in Cherry Valley, NY., and removed to the town of Niagra. They had a large family, one of whom was JAMES CAMPBELL who married DEBORAH HOVEY and removed to the town of Seneca, NY. They must have moved to Niagra, somewhere around the early 1800's. Please e-mail any response. Thanks, Nancy. (Fri Nov 7 1997) - sent in by: Nancy Ulrich, 5387 Garrison Circle, San Jose, CA 95123

SMITH, Francis Edmund

I am searching for the names of the parents of Francis Edmund SMITH, called Frank, born 23 Oct 1852 in Lockport, NY. His siblings were William, Lucy and Albert. Albert went to Waco, Tx. He was still alive after 1935. Frank moved west and on July 4, 1874,in Junction City, Ks. married Cynthia Ann BELDEN. She was born in Vermillion Ill. on 16 Nov 1854. They lived their whole married life in Kansas. They had seven children, my grandfather being one of them. Ross Francis Smith b. 7-9-1886,in Ks. Frank died in Winona, Ks. on 7-29-1935. We have the history of the Beldens and would like to discover the Smiths. Would appreciate any leads on this family of SMITHS. Thanks - June 1999. - sent in by: Caroline Smith Sherwin

SMITH, William

I am trying to find out more information on a soldier I have a picture of. Can you help me? The soldier is WILLIAM SMITH, a resident of Lockport, Niagara County, NY. He was probably 23-33 years old at the time of the Civil War. He was living in Lockport at the time of his enlistment, and I found him there still on the 1890 Veterans' Census. What NY Army Regiment did he belong to? Any information is much appreciated!!! - sent in by: Marcus McLemore


William SONGS shows up in the 1850 Lockport, Niagara County, NY census, page 121. I wonder if he or any of the family show up in any history books of Niagara County, land records or atlas. This is a very rare name and I can not find that much on the family, or perhaps someone from Niagara County is also researching this family. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance from Southern California - Dec 1999 - sent in by: Carol K. Songs-Hansing


I am looking for information about Esther RIGGS, daughter of Jedediah RIGGS and Eunice BARNUM, who was born in Hartland/Royalton, Niagara County, New York, in the early 1800's. She married __ SOULES and lived in New York for several years. Some children were Alonzo SOULES, Esther SOULES, Isaac B. SOULES, and Laura SOULES, some of whom later moved with their mother to Michigan (c. 1858-1870) - April 1999. - sent in by: Mike Henry, 117 E. 16th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684


I am looking for any information about my ancestor. His name as Alexander GILLETT born August 10, 1802 at Vermont. His family later moved to Niagara County, New York where he married Elizabeth (Betty, Louisa) SPENCER. The family later moved to Ingham Co., Mi. If you have any information about my family, please email me - Nov 1999 - sent in by: Mr. Shannon Rathbun, 2679 South Canal Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827


Looking for children of Dexter P. SPRAGUE and Elizabeth DICKERMAN. They had one child, Louisa SPRAGUE born Jan 9, 1811, in Olcott, Niagara County, NY. Louisa SPRAGUE married William WHEELER in Hartland, Niagara County, NY on March 6, 1834. Would like any information on children or marriage of Dexter and Elizabeth DICKERMAN. Dexter was born in Clarendon, VT--the son of Jesse SPRAGUE and Esther DEXTER. (Sat Aug 16 1997) - sent in by: Jane Roberts, 18 Algird Street, Burlington, VT 05401


Jacob LUDWIG was my fourth great-grandfather. He was born in 1792 in Pennsylvania and died in 1849. Sometime after 1810 he moved to Lockport, New York. He was a school teacher and in 1836 was elected Commissioner of Common Schools of Lockport. In 1837 he was elected Collector in Lockport, NY. He married Sarah SPRANG (1797-1873) and they had at least one son, Lewis J. LUDWIG, born Feb. 1828 and died in 1908 in Michigan. Any information on this couple and their children would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! (Wed Oct 8 1997) - sent in by: Teressa Linacre, 5451 Maple Ridge Road, Haslett, MI 48840


Researching the George Sprout family from Wolcottsville/Royalton areas. He was born around 1840 and married to Olive Dewey. They 6 children. Please contact me if you know anything about this family. (14/Jan/1997) - sent in by: Sandy Mietz Allen, 118 Pilling Drive, Fonda, NY 12068

SQUIRE(S), Ephraim

I am seeking information on Ephraim Hiram SQUIRE(S) born August 13, 1780 in Conneneticut. He was in the Niagara area during the War of 1812. He married a Sarah WILCOXS date of birth is April 4, 1787. (WILLCOCKS?) from New York in 1815. Ephraim's brother, Hiram G.D. SQUIRE was granted land in Nigara in 1849. In "Index of Deeds of Niagara County," Deed Index 1800-1860, Volume 455, p. 636 states that Hiram had Lot 43, Section ?, Town 15, Range 8.(transcribed from Book 41, p. 515, of the county records office). Any clue would help immensely!! Thank you - Dec 1999 - sent in by: Deanna Lutz, 3471-E Scott Circle, Washington, DC 20336-5315


Looking for information on a John Stack, Sr. He was born in Ireland and died in Niagara Falls in the late 1960's. Had two sons, Thomas and John. He worked for the railroad. Wife's first name was Mary - Oct 1999 - sent in by: Tim Stack


Anthony STAVES and Sarah COLE were married 21 June 1832 at Lockport. They were the parents of 18 children. Both are buired at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I would like to exchange data on ancestors and descendants - Dec 1999 - sent in by: Catherine Renschler, PO Box 8, Juniata NE 68955


Looking for John STENSON, born in Nottingham, England July 22, 1805. Died September 2, 1850 in Niagara Falls, New York. All information would be welcome. Thanks, Toni Dakan (Tuesday, August 19, 1997) - sent in by: Toni Dakan, 2338 Branner Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025


Looking for any data on a John M. STOKES (b. 1818 in NY, d. 1879 in WI) and his wife Lucinda BUGBEE (b. 1822 in NY, d. 1888 in WI). Thier oldest son, Elias STOKES, was born in Niagara Co. NY on 17 Sept 1840. They had 3 other children born in NY (Cordelia, b. 1839, Mary, b. 1843 and John, b. 1844). I'm searching for an exact date of birth on John M. STOKES and any data on his parents and Lucinda's parents. I have data on most decendents and am willing to share. Thanks! (26/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Jim Royer, Rt. 3, Box 154-5, Altus, OK 73521


Zebedee STOUT died March 23, 1850 and was buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery in Olcott, Niagara County, New York. He was survived by his second wife, Thankful. Zeb had these children: (1) John (2) Francis (3) Benjamin (4) Sarah (5) Arminda (6) Isaac (7) Seneca. The #2 son, Francis, was residing in Lenawee, Michigan at the time of Zebedee's death. I'm trying to find a will or obituary or other proof of the Zebedee - Francis father-son relationship. Zebedee's siblings had relationships with Masonic lodges in NY but I'm not aware of Zeb himself being a member (although he might have been). Zeb's first wife was Eunice "Nucy" Hagaman; they were married June 14, 1798 in Hunterdon, New Jersey. She preceded him in death - Feb 1999. - sent in by: Sheryl Stout Parker, Houston, Texas


Jonathon STOWELL died in Royalton Township on September 9, 1828. He was born June 1767 and his wife Elizabeth was born 1752 and died August 7, 1828. Their daughter Lovina born February 3, 1803 and died July 27, 1831 in Niagara County. She was married to Justus WELSH. Would like to know the parents of Jonathon & Elizabeth. This is all I have on them except I have decendants of the WELSH family and would gladly share this information. (Sunday, October 5, 1997) - sent in by: George Welsh, 4583 Nettz Road, Oregon, Il 61061


I am looking for any information on the family of Stephen Bradley STREET. He was living in Lockport in March 1839 with wife Sally (or Sarah), nee Way. He bought land in Livingston County, Michigan. Any help would be greatly appreciated. - Sun Feb 15, 1998 - sent in by: Vickie Christiansen


Does anyone have information on either Daniel or Arick SUTHERLAND? They were living in Royalton in 1835 when my great-grandfather, Mason Montgomery SUTHERLAND, was born to one of them. They possibly were Baptists. - Fri Feb 13, 1998 - sent in by: Joel S. Rhoads


Looking for any information on Henry J. SWANN and Bessie S. born abt 1877 somewhere in Niagara county had 7 children: Evelyn A. Swann b abt 1911; Leonard H.Swann b abt 1913; Raymond Swann b abt 1915; George B.Swann b abt 1916; Earle Swann b abt 1917 in Niagara married Genevieve Geraldine Lort mar 23 feb 1941 Lockport, Niagara, NY; had 4 son all born in Niagara county N.Y. Bessbie Swann abt 1922, Lovina Swann abt 1924. Any information on this family would be helpful. Thanks! (Tuesday, July 15, 1997) - sent in by: Mark R Lort, 15818 N52nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85254-1707


Looking for any information on William SWEENEY born 1814, IRL died 1869 in Twp Hartland. His wife Mary DeLANEY born 1827 IRL died twp Hartland. Both are buried in St Stephen R.C. Middleport NY. They had four children: Mary SWEENEY born abt 1851; Cornelius SWEENEY abt 1857; John SWEENEY born 1859 Married Mary RAVALT; Mary SWEENEY born ABT 1862. Edward SWEENEY born 23 OCT 1866 in Medina, Orlean County died 18 DEC 1933 mar Rosalie Emilie Auguste PAGEL/POGEL 6 AUG 1902 Holy Trinity Church, in the hamlet of Wolcottsville, NY. (02 MAY 1997) - sent in by: Mark R.LORT, 15818 N 52nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-1707


I am looking for information about David and Emaline SWEET who were living at Wilson, New York at the time of the 1850 Census. David Sweet was born in the state of Rhode Island about 1799; looking for location of birth in RI. Emaline was born abt 1805 in NY. They had five children: Cordelia born circa 1827, Frances born circa 1831, David born circa 1839, Henry born circa 1843 and Delaney born circa 1846. My gg-grandparents, William and Angeline (Briggs) Brewer were living with the Sweet family at the time of the 1850 census. Angeline's brother, George Briggs was also living there at that time. Two of David's sisters married John and Gardiner Joslin. I believe that my ggg-grandmother Orra Joslin was their sister. Orra was the mother of George Briggs and Angeline (Briggs) Brewer. I would appreciate any help, thank you - Jan 2000 - sent in by: Mary Griffin, 143 Woodstock, Cement City, MI 49233

TAYLOR, Elizabeth

I am looking for info on Elizabeth TAYLOR CORNISH who lived in Cambria in 1810. There was a JosephTAYLOR who died there. Was he a brother? (12/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Alana Bauman

TAYLOR, Francis E.

I am looking for information on Francis Eugene TAYLOR born in 1848. Was in the Navy in the Civil War. He went to California and was married at the age of 21. Also need information on his father's birth in England, mother's birth in New York. (Sat Oct 4 1997) - sent in by: Vicki D.

TAYLOR, Adelia M.

I am trying to verify the parents of Adelia Marie TAYLOR, born 1869, died 1892 (buried in North Ridge Cemetery); married Albert ('Bert') WHITWELL (born 1869, died 1955). Adelia is buried near the grave of Henry L. TAYLOR, (1831-1916) and Henry's wife, Louisa (1836-1921).I am guessing that Adelia's parents were Henry & Louisa, can anyone confirm this? Also, what was Louisa's surname? (10/Mar/1997) - sent in by: Douglas E. Goodman, 2094 Victoria Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368-7327


My ancestor, Catharine TOBIAS married Henry THATCHER in Cayuga County, NY. Henry THATCHER just vanished. She arrived in Michigan with her brothers Daniel and James TOBIAS who bought land in Michigan Territory from A. Fox in Niagara County in the 1830's. I would like any information no matter how small on the surname THATCHER in Niagara County to help me put the puzzle together. Thank You. Sue - Jan. 17, 1999 - sent in by: Sue Swartzmiller, 2321 N TR # 101, Fostoria, Ohio 44830


We have found that Charles THORNTON, son of Solomon and Nancy THORNTON who lived in Wilson, New York. Nancy's maiden name was Sevens? Solomon signed that Charles was 18 when he entered the war in 1862. Charles married Myra Hopkins also of New York but we are not sure where. Is there any information about these people? - Thu Jan 22, 1998 - sent in by: Susan L. Thornton


Searching for any information on the TOBIAS surname. Daniel and James Tobias bought land in Niagara from A. Fox for the territory of Michigan in the 1830's. I do know they traveled by Ox team thru Canada to Mich. Several family members did not arrive in Mich. We do not know if they died prior to arriving in Mich or if they may have married and settled somewhere along the route - Jan 1998. - sent in by: Sue Swartzmiller, 2321 N TR #101, Fostoria, Ohio 44830


Looking for info on Elizabeth T. (Libbie) TOLAN born 1862 Lockport, Niagara County, NY married Thomas FERGUSON born 1856 County Cork, Ireland. Their children were May FERGUSON and Elizabeth L. FERGUSON. Elizabeth TOLAN marrried(2) a Mr. LUTHARD - May 1999. - sent in by: Linda-Jeanne Dolby


Researching the following families in Lockport, Niagara Co: BARTRAM, RAYMOND and TOMKINSON. Interested in contacting anyone researching these surnames- Wed Mar 11, 1998. - sent in by: JoAnn Cupp, PO Box 1674, Twain Harte, CA 95383

TOWNSEND, Charlotte

There are no records of marriages of Charlotte L.Townsend to Lorenzo Saddlesom November 29, 1870 in Cambria, NY. I don't know their denomination before they married, but I know that my grandmother was raised Christian Science. Where can I write for marriage records of their marriage? Also I am looking for tne marriage record of Charles Cabana and Ada Mae Saddlesom. They lived in Buffalo after they were married. I suspect they were married in Niagara County, but I still have no confirmation. Any help as to how or where to find this information would be greatly appreciated - March 2000 - sent in by: Shannon Courtney, 1100 Salinas Street SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123


Researching family of Martin V. TOWNSEND born 1837. He was in Lockport by 1873 until about 1877. Married Ellen Marie EVANS. Children born in Lockport: Eugene M. 1873, Minnie 1874, Frank R. 1875 - Nov. 1998. - sent in by: Don Bryant


John Arnold Treuthart ran for congress of the 40th districtin 1932. His farm was located 7 miles east of lockport onchestnut ridge road near mcall's corners. I'm looking forthe cemetery he was buried in and to locate the farm if still standing. If anyone has any information, or any ideas please let me know. (09/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Kelly Wnuk, 212 Harmison St., Baltimore MD 21223


I am trying to find out about "Grand Island". Has it always been part of New York or was it once considered Canadian? Which historical or genealogical society would I contact to forward queries regarding past Grand Island inhabitants? Thanks and have a great day!!!- Mon Feb 9, 1998 - sent in by: Julie Mulford, 1914 Ruidoso Run, Lewisville, TX 75067


I have a marriage certificate (?) for CAROLINE ANNIS of Somerset, New York and STEPHEN TROW of Knowlesville, New York. They were married December 24,1884. Does not say where they were married, but the clergyman was Edwin Wildman (?). Looking for someone who can verify this information. (Sun Dec 28 1997) - sent in by: Susan, Albion, NY


I am looking for TRUMAN.
On Jacob Luther TRUMAN, John Franklin TRUMAN who married Martha (Patty) SPENCER, and Jacob Mica TRUMAN, their son. Jacob was born in Niagara County. The others I don't know. Jacob Mica TRUMAN married an Elizabeth BOYCE, and she was born in Laharp, MI. They were married in Salt Lake City. I don't have much on the Truman line, and I am looking for more. Please let me know if you can help.(05 May 1997) - sent in by: LuChel Hunt


Looking to contact fellow researchers into the TRYON family. I have already established the genealogy of the ones in Lewisport... it is the rest of the "stragglers" I am interested in. (11/Sep/1996) - sent in by: Vicki Titus, 414 SW 10th, Bentonville, AR 72712


Looking for any information on Thomas DECLUTE or any DECLUTE from the Youngstown, Ransomville or Porter areas. Alvan Webster TRYON born about 1870. Married Lillian DECLUTE about 1888. Would like parents names, etc. (Tue Nov 11 1997) - sent in by: Jan Johnson

TYLER, Alexander

I am researching the family of Alexander Franklin Tyler (born abt 1802 NY) and his wife Mary O'Brien (born abt 1810 West Canada). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - May 1999. - sent in by: Jan

TYLER, George

Looking for any info on George Franklin Tyler, c. 1860s. Civil War enlistment documents show Niagara, NY as his home at the time he joined up. Served as a captain in Union Army during the last part of the war, and was later deeded land in CO by Congress. Any Tyler family history/info greatly appreciated. (21/Feb/1997) - sent in by: Carson Tyler

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