Berkshire Family History Association, Inc.

1998 Queries


Still seeking any information on George GRIFFIN of the Lee/Lenox area ca 1790. His son Jacob GRIFFIN of Searsmont, ME stated George was a soldier of the Revolution. George GRIFFIN was on the 1790 census of Lee and was listed on the 1800 census of Northport, ME. He m Polly TURNER of Islesboro, ME.
Charles B. Whiting, Jr., 33 Beechwood Dr., Harwinton, CT 06791

Samuel SEDGWICK b Tyringham 11 Apr 1725 d 1794 Kinderhook, NY s/o Joseph SEDGWICK and Ruth SMITH m Deborah HIGGINS b 1730 d 1783. Seek info m date and place and parents of Deborah HIGGINS.
Christie A. Noble, 115 Denbigh Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246-4911

Researching the following names in the Berkshire area: BACON, BAKER, BINNEY, BIRD, CHADWICK, ELLIS, FOWLER, GLEASON, STILES and WEBB.
Mary Kay Stiles McDowell, 104 St. Andrews Rd., Oxford, MS 38655-2505

Among others sailing out of London on the Christian in March (no year stated) and arriving in Boston in June (no year stated, but probably before 1640) were Henry STILES 40 of Millbrook, County Bedford bound for Windsor, CT; Francis STILES 35 of Millbrook, Bedford bound for Windsor; Mrs. Rachel STILES 28; John STILES 33 of Millbrook, Bedford bound for Windsor; Mrs. Joan STILES 35; Henry STILES 3; John STILES 3/4. [Source: Planters of the Commonwealth, Banks) Sir Richard Saltonstall, an English nobleman, had a grant of land in the Windsor, CT area and engaged the Stiles party to establish and maintain a settlement there. However, there were a number of groups competing for the same territory and the Saltonstall activity dispersed to more favorable locations. My immigrant ancestor Thomas Cooper, a member of the party, moved to Springfield. On a more recent note, Ephraim Stiles, a gg-grandson of John Stiles, of Westfield, was one of the eight men who, in 1764, founded the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Pittsfield. [Source: Records of First Church]

Josiah COPELAND & Mary Polly DAVIS m 13 Dec 1796 Northampton in First Church. She d 27 July 1806 Northampton. Who were their parents and when did Josiah d? Children of Josiah & Mary b Northampton; Thomas b 3 Sept 1797 m Mary Ann HARRISON 1825 in Westfield Congregational Church d 23 Oct 1855 Hampden, WI; Patience b 7 Dec 1799.
Bettie Brewer Francis, P.O. Box 2452, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Simeon REYNOLDS b 1761 d 1848 m Zeruah STEVENS bef 1786 b 1771 d bef husband. All of their seven children b Lee. Can find no record of their marriage, will or probate. Have quite a bit of info on children. David STEVENS b 1738 d 1810 in Lee, m New Fairfield, CT 1765 to Rachel BARNUM b 1771 d 1824 in Lee. Zeruah STEVENS is their dau; a son James is listed in land records. Does anyone know of other siblings? Also would like probate on them. Am also looking for parents of Simeon REYNOLDS, David STEVENS and Rachel BARNUM.
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

Amos CARTIER dit LA FRANCE b N. Hadley/Northampton 15 Nov 1869 d 22 Apr 1949 Rolette, ND s/o Louis CARTIER dit LA FRANCE & Exerile LEVEILLE. Need info this family. Will reimburse copies & postage.
Pat Wilcox Kennedy, 2416 Edgemont Drive, Medford, OR 97504-8214

98007 WILCOX
Hezekiah WILCOX b 1769 d 1809 s/o Amos & Mary WILCOX m 19 May 1793 Mahala WILCOX b 1775 d/o Daniel & Hannah (WILBUR) WILCOX. Can you help me with these ancestors? Will reimburse copies and postage.
Pat Wilcox Kennedy, 2416 Edgemont Drive, Medford, OR 97504-8214

John Wilbur WARDWELL b NY d 1907 OK s/o ?? Otis WARDWELL & Meriah(SHUFELT/CADWELL) WARDWELL. Father ---WARDWELL mother Meriah --- b MA. Can you help me with this family Story?
Pat Wilcox Kennedy, 2416 Edgemont Drive, Medford, OR 97504-8214

Need parents of Ephraim PRIEST b 1787 somewhere in MA. In 1806 m Sarah HOAR of Chester, VT. Later lived in Canada, NY in 1822 and Michigan in 1834.
Bette Corbin, 1340 Lake Drive, Grand Island, FL 32735<

98010 BARNUM
Able BARNUM father of Rachel b 1740) of CT pos New Fairfield, CT. Seek wife and other children.
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

James STEVENS pos father of David b ca 1738 New Fairfield, CT. Looking for this man, his wife and children. Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

James STEVENS b not known d 1809 Lee m Lucretia ---. Children all b Lee: Richard William b 1794, Norman Dennison b 1798, Zar Ransford b 1800, Roxie Minerva b 1803, Lydia Millonia b 1807, Anna W. b 1808. Interested in any descendants of this family
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

Maza STEVENS m Lucinda SMITH 1803 in Lee. Children b Lee: Abie B., Moses and Maza. Interested in descendants of this family.
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

Thomas ROCKWELL b 1784 in MA s/o---ROCKWELL m Mar ca 1815 Elizabeth BOSTON b ca 1786 in PA. In Jan 1817 family was in Franklin Co, PA. By 1827 family had settled in Guilford Twp in Medina Co. OH. Who were his ancestors, parents and his siblings?
Janis Townsend, 3813 Delham Drive, Richmond, VA 23294

Nathan Silas MALLISON b Richmond, MA 1807 s/o Silas MALLISON & Jane N---. His death certificate shows her name as Jane N. Mallison. Need her maiden name. Their son Nathan Dwight Mallison but her name is listed as Jane N--- on his birth certificate and as unknown on his death certificate, both in Pittsfield.
Nina C. Santoro, 1101 Congressional Way, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-9162.

Jeptha(h) G. HAZARD/HAZZARD m Otis 12 Jan 1835 Hannah Maria HOWE/HOWD according to LDS records. Dau Sarah HAZARD b 4 Apr 1842 Blandford, d 27 June 1916 Becket, m Nathan Dwight MALLISON 30 Jul 1859 in Otis. Can share info Sarah's generation to present but need more on Hannah and Jeptha dates and parentage. Does anyone know the name of a book on the HAZARD family in Otis Town Library and how I may have it searched?
Nina C. Santoro, 1101 Congressional Way, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-9162.

Need info Eagle Braid & Novelty Co. (name may actually be a bit different)? The company made novelty trims and was located in the center of Becket, so I was told. The names I have are Michael Thomas GALLIHER and Charles Winthrop MALLISON. brothers-in-law as proprietors. Charles W. MALLISON later ran a gas station in the Becket area. Michael GALLIHER m 1898 and moved to S. Weymouth in 1919, so the company would have been in operation between these dates. Most interested in whether these two men ran the company and when it went out of business.
Nina C. Santoro, 1101 Congressional Way, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-9162.

Ephraim PRIEST b 1787 MA, d 1851 Wayne Co, MI, m Sarah HOAR of Chester, VT 1806. Dau Clarissa b 1817 VT m John or Joel Ogra PHILLIPS of VT. Their dau Rebecca b 1845 MI mentioned in Ephraim's will. Need PHILLIPS info and Ephraim PRIEST parents & siblings.
Bette Corbin,1340 Lake Dr. Grand Island, FL 32735

Ephraim & Sarah (HOAR) PRIEST had son John b 1810 Canada. John m Huldah ca 1810 NY. Children: Sarah b 1838 Canada, Charlotte b ca 1840 NY, Francis b ca 1846 MI. Need PRIEST info and parents & siblings of Ephraim.
Bette Corbin,1340 Lake Dr. Grand Island, FL 32735

Ephraim & Sarah (HOAR) PRIEST m 1806 Chester, VT. Ephraim d 1851 Wayne Co, MI. An Austin PRICE or PIERCE was mentioned in Ephraim's will. Perhaps Austin was a son of an unknown dau. Who was Austin and his parents and who were Ephraim PRIEST's parents? Will exchange family data.
Bette Corbin, 1340 Lake Dr, Grand Island, FL 32735

Jonas CAMP b ca 1775 Stamford, VT m Pamelia WILCOX, children: Joel, Lois, Betsy, b MA. Need info Jonas' parents.
Charlotte Dye, 4400 S Poplar #203, Casper, WY 82601

98022 CAMP - WILCOX Jonas CAMP b 1775 Stanford, VT m Pamelia WILCOX , children: Joel, Lois, Betsy b MA. Do you have any info these children?
Charlotte Dye, 4400 S Poplar #203, Casper, WY 82601

98023 WELCH
Samuel WELCH b 16 Apr 1730 Voluntown, CT d aft Feb 1800 Pownal, VT., m Jerusha --?-- who d 1804 Pownal, VT. What was Jerusha's maiden name and who were her parents?
Myrtle L. Savage, 1757 Horner Way, Fremont, CA 94536-3928

Maria L. PUTNEY b 10 Oct 1834 North Adams, d/o Arthur PUTNEY and Lucinda WOOD who m 9 Mar 1829 Pownal. VT. Lucinda gave home address as Ashfield, Franklin Co, MA. Arthur PUTNEY was proprietor of Oldtown Stage Route in Western MA. Maria m James C. HUBBARD, Erie, Whiteside Co, IL ca 1855. Her paternal grandpatents Joseph PUTNEY/Naomi/TAYLOR. Who were her maternalgrandparents?
Mrs Ruby Egnew, 15 LeClaire Court, san Rafael, CA 94903. E-mail:

Seek info photograph taken during the building of "Searles Castle" in Great Barrington. In particular looking for pictures including John FLYNN, the stone mason overseeing the project.
M. C. Flynn, 438 Couintry Club Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458-1370

98026 NOBLE - DODD
Joseph NOBLE b 1718 d 1771 Sheffield m Thankful DODD. Who were her parents and what was her ancestral line?
Dr. Joan S. Guilford, 2710 E. Adams Ave, Orange, CA 92867-6240

Rhoda NOBLE b 1739 Sheffield m Henry AMSDEN. Children bpt at Sheffield: John 1781, Rhoda 1781, Henry, Jr 1783. Who wre Henry's parents and what became of John and Rhoda?
Dr. Joan S. Guilford, 2710 E. Adams Ave, Orange, CA 92867-6240

Susan HAMILTON b 11 Nov 1777 d/o Patrick HAMILTON & Wealthy --?-- m George McKINSTRY of Hudson, NY . Need ancestry of Patrick & Wealthy.
Lillian Stueber, 8800 Walther Blvd #1401, Baltimore, MD 21234-9006

Sara WILLIAMS b 22 Apr 1734 (Norwich VR) d/o Joseph WILLIAMS & Mary --?-- m (1) Lemuel TRACY m (2) 12 Dec 1757 Thomas STANDISH d Apr 1820 Benson, VT. Need ancestry of Joseph & Mary. Where did they live prior to Norwich?
Lillian Stueber, 8800 Walther Blvd #1401, Baltimore, MD 21234-9006

Seek m info Joseph BURKE b 1760 Ware River, MA d 1814 bur Lorain Co, OH s/o Tille BURK & Lydia READ, m(1) Chloe CANFIELD b 1767 New Marlboro, MA d 1833 bur Washtenaw Co, MI, d/o Joseph CANFIELD & Rachel ALLEN m(2) Adam OVERACKER 1826 Cuyahoga Co, OH. Children: (1)Silas b VT?, (2)Allen (3)Orrin d by 1828, (4)Lovinia b 1792 VT? (Warner), (5)Sophia (Lender), (6)Roxanna (Crampton), (7)Chloe b 1801 OH, (8)Ira b 1803 OH, (9)Orpha lost in woods at age 4.
Nancy Warner, 4110 Jonathan, Dearborn, MI 48126

Seek parents Elizabeth GRAHAM b 19 Sep 1768 MA d 13 Mar 1876 Eaton Co. MI m 8 Aug 1811 NY Thomas ESTELL b 1 Mar 1775 Ulster Co., NY d 22 Nov 1855 Lorain Co, OH. Elizabeth's father could be Samuel GRAHAM prob lived Deerfield, MA, Cayuga Co, NY, Geauga & Lake Cos, OH. Elizabeth's siblings include: John, Samuel, Solomon & Sarah.
Nancy Warner, 4110 Jonathan, Dearborn, MI 48126

Richard CROCKER, b __?__, Berkshire Co., MA 22 fEB 1780, d 1 Aug 1850 Mineral Point, WI. s/o Job and Elizabeth (HUCKINS) CROCKER, m Barnstable, MA, 26 Nov 1778. Need town of birth and birth documentation of Richard CROCKER.
Karen Cooley Elliot, 157 Haslemere Court, Lafayette, CA 94549-2000

Job CROCKER b Barnstable, Berkshire Co., MA 6 May 1749 d 7 May 1831 Linklaen (Pitcher) Western NY, s/o Captain Daniel & Elizabeth (CHILDS) CROCKER m Barnstable, MA May 1748. Job's wife was Elizabeth and children were (1)Richard, Huckins (Huggins) b Lee. Berkshire Co., MA 12 Oct 1782, m Anna (Aner) BURKE,__?__, MA (2)Betsey b Lee, Berkshire Co., MA 25 Dec 1784, (3)Celecta b Lee, Berkshire Co., MA 16 May 1786, d 20 Mar 1801 Lincklaen (Pitcher) NY, (4)Olive and (5)Celia (twins) b 13 Oct 1790, Lee, Berkshire Co., MA d (Olive) 23 Sep 1859, (Celia) abt 1860. and (6)Daniel b Lee, Berkshire Co., MA 4 Dec 1796. The family arrived in Lee, MA circa 1780 and were in Pompey, NY in 1800. Job purchased land in Lee Apr 1782 and sold land in 1800. Need information on the Job CROCKER family, (documation of birth of children, their group baptism), their emigration from Lee and also documentation of land purchase and land sale. Also, birthplace of Anna CROCKER and information on her family.
Karen Cooley Elliot, 157 Haslemere Court, Lafayette, CA 94549-2000

Olive LYNCH b 26 Jul 1802 m Nathaniel HAGAR 5 Dec 1823 b Mar 1798 s/o Amos HAGAR of Stockbridge, MA. Need parents of Olive.
Mildred I. Cassady, 50 North Center St., Redlands, CA 92373

Amos SMITH b 1742 lived in Cheshire, MA bf 1788, d 9 Sep 1789 Addison, VT m Rachel BASSETT lived in Cheshire, MA bf 1788, d 20 Sep 1826 Sddison, VT. Need parents/ancestry of Amos and Rachael.
Eunice Hansen, 1301 Cherry Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220-1916

Leonard HODSKIN b ca 1800, MA, d 1860-1870, Glenville, Schenectady Co, NY m Almira, b 10 Apr 1809, MA, d 29 Mar 1874, Glenville, NY. They lived Hawley, Franklin Co, MA in 1830 and were in Glenville, NY by 1840. Children: Sophronia A. and Amanda who died young, Mary Louise, 1831-1890, m George JACKSON, Sarah b 1844 in NY. Looking for parents and siblings of Leonard and his wife Almira.
Marilyn W. Gagnon, 189 East Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Steven HOLLIS who came to Cummington, MA from Braintree, MA abt 1788 bought land in Hatfield, MA, m (1)Hanna JONES 20 Nov 1788, (2) Sarah SMITH, 20 Jan 1806, (3) Mina FISCHER. Owned land in Plainfield and Savoy, MA as well; d 17 Sept 1823, Savoy, MA. Children: with Hanna JONES: Septhah, Stephen, Lenia, Jacob, Hannah. Looking for parents and siblings of Stephen HOLLIS.
Marilyn W. Gagnon, 189 East Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Hoyt H. DAY b 26 Oct 1819, Chesterfield, NH s/o David & Phebe (FLETCHER) DAY, m Mary DOOLITTLE 19 Mar 1842, d/o ?Seth DOOLITTLE of Hinsdale, NH. Hoyt & Mary had two children, George and Grace. They lived in Hinsdale for a period. When and where did Hoyt DAY and Mary DAY die?
Karyl Shaw Perry, 72 Pine St., Portland, ME 04102

David DAY b abt 1791, s/o Noah DAY. David was Representative 1850 and 1851. David married Phebe FLETCHER in 1815 in Chesterfield, NH Noah came from MA in 1774 to Packersfield, NH and to Chesterfield about 1793. What is the actual date of birth and location of the birth of David DAY and also, who was David's mother? Not born in MA and may have been born in another town other than Packersfield (Nelson).
Karyl Shaw Perry, 72 Pine St., Portland, ME 04102.

Eleazer BARRETT I, of Alfred, MA d 25 June 1800. Need place of death. Also w Catherine (Kathron) Williams BARRETT. Need place and date of birth, and place and date of death.
Brian Barrett, 805 Minaka Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188-5605

James John COUGHLIN b 10 Jul 1871 Pittsfield, MA to Denis & Abigail (BARRETT) COUGHLIN. Julia F. PHILLIPS b 8 Jul 1874 Portland, Cumberland Co. ME to Mark & Hattie (TRUEHEART) PHILLIPS. James and Julia were m ca 1896, Where and when?
Pat Zanetta, P.O. Box 575, Folsom, CA 95763-0575

Denis COUGHLIN b 1 Jul 1816 Co Cork Ireland to James & Ellen (BARRETT) COUGHLIN. Abigail BARRETT b ca 1848 Ireland to Garrett and Hanah (RONAN) BARRETT. 1870 census Pittsfield, Berkshire Co says they were m. Apr 1870. Where and when?
Pat Zanetta, P.O. Box 575, Folsom, CA 95763-0575

Seek whereabouts of James John COUGHLIN between 1915 and 1920. Wife Julia d Springfield, Hampden Co, MA 20 August 1915. Residence at time of her death (Littleville) Chester, Hampden Co. James John employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co, San Francisco, CA on 1 Sept 1920.
Pat Zanetta, P.O. Box 575, Folsom, CA 95763-0575

Mary Ellen COUGHLIN b 21 May 1874 to Dennis & Abigail (BARRETT) COUGHLIN in Pittsfield, MA. Moved to Troy NY 1905. Never married. Where and when did she die?
Pat Zanetta, P.O. Box 575, Folsom, CA 95763-0575

Gerry COUGHLIN b 11 Oct 1872 to Denis & Abigail (BARRETT) COUGHLIN in Pittsfield, MA. He was not listed on 1880 census with his parents and brother James & sister Mary Ellen. Where and when did he die?
Pat Zanetta, P.O. Box 575, Folsom, CA 95763-0575

Seek m date Pasquale & Caterina (CHIESA) IORIO d/o Fortunato & Angelina (RAFFO) CHIESA. First child Adelaide b 9 Mar 1890. 51 Spring St., NY, NY. Caterina d age 27 on 24 Aug 1892 same address. Caterinas 1st m Angelo ZERBARINI 1 Feb 1886 in NYC.
Pat Zanetta, P.O. Box 575, Folsom, CA 95763-0575

Edward WINTER b ca 1643 d 28 Oct 1740 Boston? m 17 Aug 1669 Salem, MA to Debara GOLT (GAULT) d/o WIlliam and Mary GOLT (GAULT). Need proof of date and place of birth and his parents. Also of his death, and Debara's death.
Shirley Winter Morse, 23625 Rockingham Rd., Southfield, MI 48034-

1999 Queries

Thomas WEBB, wife Chatherine (CHARKE) and children Joseph C., John, Mary Clavinga, Francis Fredrick, Ann Christian, William Henry and Chatherine C., came to the U.S. in 1843 from England. Joseph m Julia Ann HASTINGS, John m Polly ?, William Henry m Susan BRIGGS. I wish to correspond with any their descendants.
Barbara J. Halseth, 233-10th N. W., Mason City, IA 50401-2018

99002 REED
Leonard REED b 1 Jan 1762 in Suffield, CT, Hartford Co. He lived in Rockingham, VT at one time and served in the Rev. War from VT, NY and NH. In 1832 he was in Genesee Co, NY and then moved to Batayia, Genesee Co NY. Seek information about him and on this area.
Victoria Hoadley, HCR 13, Box 3, Eden Mills, VT 05653

99003 GIBBS
Cyrus or Silas GIBBS b MA 1791-2. He lived there many years before moving to NH and then to VT. He was a farmer and his wife was Celina and dau Harriett b 1825 and Mary b 1822 in VT. He lived in Bangor, NY at the time of his death. Seeking information on the GIBBS family.
Victoria Hoadley, HCR 13, Box 3, Eden Mills, VT 05653

Nathan Mathew MOREHOUSE b CT (?) circa 1763 maybe known as Mathew Nathan MOREHOUSE. He was in the Rev. War in 1780 in Stone Arabia, NY for three months. In 1790 census he was at Wellsbough, NY and was listed with a wife and two sons. Also in 1790 census of this town was a John MORHOUS and his sons John, Jr. and William. I believe these men were father and brother of Nathan MOREHOUSE. In 1794 Nathan bought land in St Armond , PQ and in 1796 he bought land in Brome, PQ I believe he died on his sons farm in Highgae, VT at age of 70. I am also trying to find out how old a man would have to be to be in the Rev. War. Also, would like to contact researchers of the CT MOREHOUSES.
Victoria Hoadley, HCR 13, Box 3, Eden Mills, VT 05653

Ephraim PRIEST b abt 1787 in MA m Sarah HOAR of Chester, VT 1806, children John, Nathan and Emphraim, Jr. born Canada. Died 1851 Wayne Co, MI. Need parents of Ephraim.
Bette Corbin, 1340 Lake Dr, Grand Island, FL 32735

Zebulon STEVENS, d 1776 ae 36 yrs. Inscription from single stone on the West Road to Sheffield. Need addition information on him.
Walton E. Stevens, 83 Bunker Hill Road, Seapuit, Osterville, MA 02655

Daniel DAVIS, b 1792 in Columbia Co., NY wife Rebecca CLARK was living in Kalamazoo Co., Galesburg PO, MI in 1870 census with son Sherman and his wife Calessta. Would like information on CLARK and DAVIS families, especially Rebecca.
Lois M. Schneider, 10804 sw 83rd Ave., Ocala, Fl 34481

Ida Bell PARKER, b Stephentown, NY; m William GORMAN, Pittsfield, MA; Seek birth, mrr, death dates of each.
Bruce deNagy, 4847 Plum Run Ct., Willimington, DE 19808

BONNEY, b 1756 Turner ME; d Unk; m (?) LOYNES; Seek his name and event dates; two sons; Charles LOYNES, b 1791; d 30 May 1876; m Lois GATES, b 14 Sep 1794; d 13 Aug 1851, second son unk. Want to trace BONNEY-LOYNES history.
Bruce deNagy, 4847 Plum Run Ct., Willimington, DE 19808

Jerimiah SHEFFIELD b 1 Dec 1804, Hancock, Berkshire Co, MA son of John SHEFFIELD and Martha REMINGTON. Seeking information on John SHEFFIELD'S parents, his birthplace and when and where he married Martha REMINGTON, his date of death, place of burial and on other children he and Martha.
Mary E. Jones, P.O. Box 1395 Graegle, CA 96103

Reuben J. FORD b 1850 ? Goshsen, CT. Ella PIXLEY 28 Aug 1870 at Norfolk, CT. d 24 Dec 1922 at Winsted, CT. No record of his birth. Parents not listed on death certificate, dau Annie A. FORD b 26 Mar 1879 Norfolk, CT John C. WEBSTER West Hartford, CT appointed guardian of Annie A. FORD 15 June 1889. Need parents of Reuben A. FORD and WEBSTER relationship.
Doris M. Benedict, P. O. Box 263, Norfolk, CT 06058

Ella PIXLEY b Gt.Barrington, MA 1855 dau of Anne (MAXWELL) PIXLEY HART m Reuben J. FORD at Norfolk, CT 28 Aug 1870. Living N. Cannan, CT 10 June 1880. Divorced Reuben J. FORD. Children Reuben, Jr, George, Melvin, Anne A., Della. Need divorce date and place and date of divorce and death.
Doris M. Benedict, P. O. Box 263, Norfolk, CT 06058 06058

99013 MORRIS
Eleazer MORRIS b circa 1762 probably in Gt. Barrington, Berkshire Co. I believe he is the Eleazer who was soldier in Rev. War fighting in 1777, from Berkshire Co. I believe his father was John MORRIS b 1745 in New Haven CT, who moved to Mass in 1758, living in Gt. Barrington in 1762. In census of 1790, there is a John listed with an Eleazer in household. This John also had a brother named Eleazer, born 1749, in New Haven. I am trying to find out if the Rev. War soldier was John's son, Eleazer, or his brother,Eleazer. Also would like to contact researchers of the CT, MA, MORRIS family.
Dorothy Morris, 1200 Riverside Drive, #373, Burbank, CA, 91506.

John COOK b 24 Dec 1769 pos at Williamstown, MA d 16 July 1855 in Randolph, Cattaraugus Co, NY m 2 Feb 1792, Nellie RAYMOND, dau of Zuriel RAYMOND. She was b 1 June 1764 in Norwalk, CT and d 22 Oct in Brighton Twp, Ontario, now Monroe Co, NY Need ancestry of John COOK and name of Zuriel RAYMOND's wife as well as marriage date and place.
Kathryn K. Metcalf, 2545 S.W. Terwilliger, # 836, Portland, OR 97201-6302

Simeon REYNOLDS b 1761 New Milford CT. d 1848 Lee MA m Zeruiah STEVENS, dau of David STEVENS. Simeon was in the Rev War but his records don't list any parents only his wife's mother. He was a tailor in Lee. Their children: Cyrus Almond, b 1786 Lee, MA m Lilley HULLEY and had: Lucy Ann b 1810 Lee, MA; Mary Polly Asneth b 1791 Lee, MA m Isaac NEWBURY and had: Alvan b 1811, Lee, MA; Lura, b 1826/7 Lenox, MA d 1849 Lee, MA; Edward Hinman, M.D. b 1793 Lee, MA d 1847 Manila, IN m Hannah AVERY (Edward was a doctor in NY then moved his practice to Rush Co., IN) and had Erasmus D. b 1818 West Taghkanic, NY m Elsa A. BIDWELL; William A. b 1820 West Taghkanic, NY m Margaret SILVERNAIL; Edward H. b 1823, West Taghkanic, NY m Olive BIDWELL; Simeon, Jr. b 1809 Lee, MA m Sarah ----, no known children. Looking for any descendants, and anyone with knowledge of Simeon and Zeruiah's backgrounds.
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

David STEVENS, b abt 1738 New Fairfield, CT. d 1810 Lee, MA m Rachel BARNUM possibly daughter of Abel BARNUM and Ruth BRONSON 1765 New Fairfield, CT. Rachel b abt 1740 New Fairfield d 1824 Lee, MA. David was a farmer and active in Lee town govt. and schools. He is often listed as Capt. but of what I don't know. Their children were: Zeruiah b abt 1771 CT d early 1800's Lee, MA m Simeon REYNOLDS; James b unknown, d 1809 Lee, MA m Lucretia WILLIAMS and had Richard William, Norman Dennison, Zar Ransford, Roxi Minerava, Lydia Millona, Anna Williams; Zar; Moza m Lucinda SMITH and had Able, Moses and Moza, of Lee MA; Ruamy d 1807 Lee, MA possibly m Joshua HOW of Benson, VT. Looking for ancestors and descendants of any of the above, or anyone with knowledge particularly of David's parentage.
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942-2250

99016 DAY
Winthrop Borden DAY, s/o David P. & Almira S. DAY, b 20 May 1881, Taunton, MA left Taunton aft 1916. Seek info on him.
K. S. Perry, 72 Pine St., Portland, ME 04102

Abraham WILLIAMSON, b 1739, d 31 Jan 1802, Cornwall, Addison Co., VT, wife Dorothy LEWIS, b 1739-40, d 9 Jun 1817, Cornwall, VT dau John LEWIS and Bathsheba (FULLER?). Purchased property of John LEWIS after his death from Bathsheba and son Mathew, 12 Mar 1782, Biriah Trees Grant, Washington, MA. Lived on farm for 8 yrs and moved to Cornwall, VT, selling 8 Oct 1788. Four known sons, Winand or Wynot, Abraham Jr., John Lewis and George. Seeking info about children of this family and where they might have come from.
Eula (Williamson) Perkins, 114 Pleasant View Dr., Lititz, PA 17543-8543

Mary (PETTIBONE) SPRAGUE, wid of Anthony SPRAGUE, IV d 1772 in Lanesboro, MA. She may have had a brother, Jonathan. Need any- thing on her family/ancestry.
Jean Mahlberg, 2337-C Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-2267 E-MAIL

Susannah (HICKOK) HUBBELL b April 10, 1738, perhaps in Woodbury, CT, third wife of Jedediah HUBBELL (1720-1819) who is buried in Lanesboro, MA as is her father Stephen HICKOK (1702-1790). When did Susannah die and where? Could be in Woodbury or Newton CT.
Jean Mahlberg, 2337-C Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-2267 E-MAIL

Looking for the family of Clorina BROWN who married John THURBER Sr., about 1795, probably in Williamstown. Apparently they had only one child, John THURBER Jr.(1796-1884).
Karen Nilsen, 2918 Mill Rd., Doylestown PA 18901-1653 E-MAIL

Looking for the family of Catherine BOUCHARD/BURCHARD who m John THURBER, Jr. (1796-1884) about 1818, probably in Williamstown, MA. John and Catherine THURBER had Dennison (1819), Sarah, Lyndon (1822), Catherine, Tuttle, Julia (1828), Anna, Franklin (1832), and Maria (1834).
Karen Nilsen, 2918 Mill Rd., Doylestown PA 18901-1653

Eunice RUSSELL, b 1774, m Selah ROOT of Southington, CT on 15 Mar 1795 @ Cheshire, MA. They relocated from Cheshire to N. Hudson, NY before 1810 with all children where she d 4 July 1815. Need ancestors of Eunice.
Jim Root, 14611 Broadgreen Dr., Houston, TX 77079

Chloe PALMER, b 1739, m Samuel ROOT of Southington, CT (2nd wife) 22 Mar 1757, d 19 Nov 1795 at Cheshire, MA where she is buried in the ancient burial ground on the hill. Believe she went to Che- shire with her son, Selah ROOT who was m there 15 March 1795. Need ancestors of Chloe.
Jim Root, 14611 Broadgreen Dr., Houston, TX 77079 E-MAIL:

2000 Queries

Mary A. HARRINGTON, b Apr 20, 1827, m Ransom A. RHOADS/RHODES ca 1844 in NY, d Dec 3, 1904 in Shawano Co., WI. Need parents and siblings of Mary Also, are Elisha/Elijah and Lorena HARRINGTON releted to Mary?
Ms. Irene A. Sharpe, 15956 Colfax Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945-9681 Phone: 1-530-273-0782

Would like information on John SCOTT, Stephen SCOTT and Collins MCGRADY families from Becket Town, Berkshire Co., MA abt 1790 to 1820.
W. A. White, RR-3 Box 99, Norton, KS 67654

Jesse MASON, Jr., g grandfather of my mother, Beulah Yates MASON, b 24 Jul 1778 in Lanesborogh, MA m Hannah Brown LELAND, dau of Rev. John LELAND and Sally DIVINE. Would like to contact others researching these names. Also interested in researchers of Elijah KEELER (1756-1836) m Eleanor SQUIRES (1757-1812) 14 Apr 1779 dau of Ebenezer and Ann Pierce SQUIRES.
Elizabeth Mackay Asbury, 914 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta,GE 30307
E-mail:Elizabeth Mackay Asbury

Sherman S. PARKER, Sr., b abt 1800 in New England and w Sally Caroling YALE, b abt 1806. Both resided and died in NY state. Seek parents and siblings of both.
Bernice D. Gibson, 1423 Covington Court, St. Charles, IL 60174 e-mail is

Joel SHERMAN, b 6 Apr 1813 in MA d 28 Jul 1854 in OH, m Sarah Jane STARKEY in NY, removed to Greece, NY and again to OH. Seek info on Joel.
Bernice D. Gibson, 1423 Covington Court, St. Charles, IL 60174 e-mail is

John TERRY, Bb abt 1783 in MA (?), m Abigail JENSEN of MA. He wa in Williamstown abt 1800/04 and relocated to Otsego Co., NY by 1810. Abigail's mother b in MA and father in Germany. Would like information on parents of both.
Alice Puffer, 13561 Goodrich Av., Port Charlotte, FL 33953 E-mail:Alice Puffer

Joseph T. BIRD, Bb 8 Aug 1759 in Tyringham, MA m 1 May 1785. His parents were Joseph BIRD and Huldah SPRAGUE. Would like to exchange information with reseqrchers for these names.
Mary Kay (Stiles) and Les McDowell, 104 Saint Andrews Rd, Oxford MI 38655-2638 E

Bissell GLEASON, B 1759 IN Pittsfield, m Asahel STILES IN Stephentown, NY on 17 Jun 1784 Was her father Jacob or Job Which of these men m Hannah PEASE. Would like to exchange information with reseqrchers for these names.
Mary Kay (Stiles) and Les McDowell, 104 Saint Andrews Rd, Oxford MI 38655-2638 E

William BURKE and wife Sally/Sarah b ca 1777 MA, owned property in Heath from 1798-1822. Had children William; Horace; Betsy b 1812, m Andrew ARNOLD, an attorney, in Pownal,VT in 1832. Lived in North Adams, had two dau Ellen and Jane; Sophia m Marshall C. HOLMES, a pharmacist, in Stamford, VT 1833, moved to NJ, had dau Harriet b MA. Betsy and Sophia both gave home address as Adams at time of marriage. Am extremely anxious to learn Sally/Sarah's maiden name.

Betsy and Andrew ARNOLD of North Adams had custody of a 15-year old boy Emery C. MARSH in 1850. He was still living in household in 1860, possibly a relative. Would like any information on his parents.

Lucinda WOOD, b MA ca 1808,m Arthur PUTNEY, 9 Mar 1829 Pownal, VT. Her home address Ashfield, Franklin Co., his Adams, Berk- shire Co. He was son of Joseph and Naomi TAYLOR of Goshen and proprietor of Oldtown Stage Coach. Lucinda had siblings Alfred, Dexter and Lyman. Who were her parents? Lucinda and Arthur had daughter Maria b Adams l0 Mar 1834.
Ruby Egnew, 405 W. MacArthur St., Apt. 157, Sonoma, CA 95476 E-Mail:

Seek parents of James MOON,b ca 1793 in NY, m Lydia WATSON, ca 1904 VT. Possibly his son was David E. MOON, b Oct 1825 in Shaftsbury, VT, m Mar 1838 Bennington, VT Mary S. HEWES b Glas- tenbury, VT.
Elnora L. Mayfield, 5102 Mark David Dr., Swartz Creek, MI 48473- 8500 Phone: (810) 635-7195: E-Mail:

Horace Jones, b MA abt 1790, m Elizabeth (Betsey) ALVERSON of Lee MA or NY 15 Mar 1815 at W. Stockbridge. By 1820 census were in Broome County, NY. Horace d 16 Oct at Nichols, NY, Tioga Co.; Betsey d 12 Jul 1878. He was a carpenter, cabinet maker. Seeking parents and birthplaces of both.
Karen Jones, 490 Mid Dr., Worthington, OH 43085 E-Mail:

Zophar BETTS, Jr, s/o Zophar & Elizabeth Marvin BETTS, b 1 Jan 1761, Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT. He m 27 Jan 1782, Jane WARREN, d/o Nehemiah & Ann Fuller WARREN, b 1765, Sharon, CT. The family first lived in Sharon, CT, then Egremont, MA, and on to Oxford, NY abt. 1790 . Looking for birthplace of oldest son, Erastus BETTS, b ca. 1789 -- Sharon, CT, Egremont, MA or Oxford, NY? Erastus' siblings: Rachel, Prudence, Annie, Silas, Warren, Annis, Polly. I would like to share information with others searching this line.

Erastus BETTS, b ca 1789, d 15 Feb 1836 - burial in Warn-TenBr- oeck Cem. Oxford, NY. He m Polly COOLEY abt. 1810, prob. Greene/Oxford, NY. Looking for parents, siblings & vital records for Polly COOLEY. Also marriage data for Erastus and Polly COOLEY BETTS. Their children: Zophar E., Sabra, Catherine, George, Loomis, Jane, Sallie Ann - all lived in PA. Polly later m Thomas PENNY. Need marriage data and ancestors of Thomas. I would like to share information with others searching this line.

Sabra BETTS, b abt 1815, prob. Chenango Co., NY, dau. of Erastus and Polly COOLEY BETTS m abt. 1830, Timothy PENNY/PENNAY, prob. in Chenango Co., NY. They lived in Dimock, Susquehanna Co., PA where Timothy was a farmer. Children: William, Lorenzo, Nathan, Sidney, Sarah, Loretta. Searching for vital records for Timothy & Sabra BETTS PENNY/PENNAY. Also looking for parents and siblings of Timothy PENNY/PENNAY. I would like to share information with anyone having connections with these families.
Marilyn Pennay Loch, 2090 Trumbauersville Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951-2265

Melvin Loretta FORD b 27 Jul 1876 Norfolk, CT s/o Rueben J. FORD & Ella PIXLEY m Maria A. KELLEY 6 Oct 1908 at Winsted, CT dau of Martin KELLEY & Maria ROOD of Norfolk, CT. Would like to ex- change information with FORD-KELLEY-ROOD LINE.

Rueben J. FORD b 28 Aug 1870 at Norfolk, CT m Georgiana Ella PIXLEY 28 Aug 1870 at Norfolk, CT d 24 Dec 1922 at Winsted, CT. Parents are not listed on death certificate. Resident of Sandis- field, MA at time of marriage in 1870. No record of his birth in Goshen, CT. Listed divorced on 1900 census of Norfolk, CT. Need parents or siblings of Rueben J. FORD, or anything on FORD family.
Doris Benedict, P. O. Box 263, Norfolk, CT 06058

Nathan LEONARD, Jr. b Preston, CT 1742 m Hannah BRANCH 1764. Their dau Ann b 1765 m William WHEELER b 1763 and resided in Middlefield, MA. Need information on Hannah.
Mildred Cassidy, 50 North Center St., Redlands, CA 92373

John DEMING b Dec 1749 Weathersfield, CT d Dec 1839 Savoy, MA m Dec 1777 Elizabeth WELLS. Ch Elizabeth m Simeon DEMING, John m Abi BIDWELL, Abigail d unmarr, Achsah m(1) Christopher BLISS, m(2) William INGRAHM, Amos m Precilla SEARS, Laura m Aaron REM- INGTON (my ancestor), Julia m Atherton HALL. Would like contact with descendants of John and Elizabeth DEMING. Have photos of DEMING siblings of Laura to share and need identification of others.
Lois Remington Smith, 1290 Clark Way, San Jose, CA 95125-3403

John CLARK b New Haven, CT 23 Jun 1748, s/o Job and Lester GOOD- YEAR CLARK m Lanesboro, MA ca 1774. Need wife's name and parent- age. Family moved ca 1776/7 to Wallingford-Mt. Holly, VT.
Patricia L. Hinkley, 2311 So. Zinnia, Mesa, AZ 85208-5222

2001 Queries

Naomi Nichols b Sandisfield, MA 30 Nov 1798; d Tyringham, MA 13 Mar 1846: m 30 Nov 1815 Ezra Heath b Tyringham 25 Jul 1795; d Tyringham 17 Feb 1865. Unable to locate Nichols family in Sandisfield but found some Nichols in Becket and Richmond, MA; however, unable to connect to Naomi. Seek parents, siblings, & ancestors of Naomi Nichols.
W. M. Charles, 7735 Fair Oaks Pkwy, Fair Oaks Rnch, TX 78015 E-mail:

Elizabeth Lydia Bentley b Monterey, MA 12 Mar 1820: d Mercer, PA 9 May 1894; m 17 Oct 1838 in Tyringham, MA Alvirus Heath b Tyringham 20 Aug 1817; d Mercer, PA 27 Sep 1900. Sometime she reversed name to Lydia Elizabeth. Have located Bentleys in Monterey but unable to connect to Elizabeth Lydia. (Alvirus was oldest child of Ezra & Naomi Nichols Heath.) Seek parents, siblings, & ancestors of Elizabeth Lydia Bentley.
W. M. Charles, 7735 Fair Oaks Pkwy, Fair Oaks Rnch, TX 78015 E-mail:

Benjamin CASEY b 16 Mar 1797, m Alice VAUGHN, b Hancock, MA (father Jabez VAUGHN). They migrated to Missiqusi Township, Quebec, Canada. Trying to trace Benjamin's parents and place of birth.
Marge Casey, 2257 Eucaplytus Av., Escondido, CA 92029

01004 KELSEY
Ebenezer KELSEY & w Esther listed as living in Sandisfield, MA in 1790. Ebenezer was b abt 1750, d in Oneida County, NY, 1814. Children listed in 1790 as dau Esther & sons Ebenezer & Thomas. Need parentage and marriage date of Ebenezer and wife Esther.
Anna Lee Vannoy, 2336 Blocktoon Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306-3900

Elisha STEVENS, Jr., b Richmond, MA, m Margaret BROWN, emigrated to Portage Co OH with ch in 1808. Seek info on Elisha Sr., date and place of birth: m name, date and place: d date, place: and their ch.
Loyd W. Stevens, 1919 S. E. Franklin Av., Minneapolis, MN 55414-3614

Dan WEED b 1758 or 1756 CT, m 4 May 1780 Elizabeth LEWIS, d 18 Feb 1818 Gt Barrington, MA. Need parents of Dan WOOD.
Mrs. Cheryl Weed, 3758 Eggners Ferry Rd., Benton, KY 42025-8201

Jonah WEED b 5 Apr 1711, s/o John and Mary Jackson BEAMAN, Derby CT. m Elizabeth STEVENS 12 Sep 1734. Elizabeth b 17 Jan 1711. Need ch born to Janah & Elizabeth. Possibly New Hartford & Oxford CT.
Mrs. Cheryl Weed, 3758 Eggners Ferry Rd., Benton, KY 42025-8201

Need info on Deborah NEWTON (ca 1800, MA, CT,NY 1864, Union Cortland CO., NY). m Micah JIPSON ca 1819.
Barbara Jipson Matt, 4701 Cumnor Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515

Need info Azariah ROOD (ROOT) m Desire PRINE 12 aPR 1750

Need info on Philip BAER (1757-1841) m ry; Philip BAER Jr., m Anna Marie WALTER (WALTERS): PA & Germany.
Barbara Jipson Matt, 4701 Cumnor Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515

Brothers Lemuel, Allen, Jacob GOODRICH served in Rev. War out of Berkshire County. Sgt Lemuel died 16 Jan 1776 near Boston of illness. Jacob b. 21 Sept1753 Kennsington, CT m. Bethiah SEARS of Lenox (d\o David Sears/Mary PADDOCK). Allen b. 8 Dec 1751 CT. Allen and Jacob moved to Saratoga County, NY after war. Seek siblings, parents, ancestors.
Donna Goodrich Goodwin, 8299 Village Dr. #2, Hayden, ID 83835 or

Darius ALLEN b 1807 Lanesboro, MA d 8 Feb 1869 Defiance Co., OH m Harriet RICE of Canton, NY. Seek parents, siblings and ancestors of Darius ALLEN.
Patricia L. Hinkley, 2311 S. Zinnia, Mesa, AZ 85208-5222


        Need info on Albert WILLIAMS, m Phebe FOSTER 16 Oct 1832, Pownal, VT. Could be a cousin to Col. Ephraim WILLIAMS, 1714-1755.
Peter A. Rhodes, PO. Box 3151, Enfield, CT m06083


        Nancy Mason PARTRIDGE b 11 Jun 1808 Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA, dau of Silas PARTRIDGE. In 1826 Nancy m Alexis L. STAPLES and they moved to Fayette Co., IA in 1856. Was Silas PARTRIDGE b May 27 1772, s/o Silas and Abigal (RAWSON PARTRIDGE? Seek parents, siblings, and ancestors of Nancy PARTRIDGE.
Mycolynda (Staples) Updegraff, PO Box 421, Dillard, OR 97432-0421


        Elsie Chloe BROWN m Stephen STAPLES 22 Jan 1799, Florida Twp., Berkshire Co., MA. Have been trying to find proof that this Elsie was dau of Ephraim BROWN and Alice WHIPPLE. Alice was b 26 Mar 1740 in Cumberland, RI. Did she die in Berkshire Co., MA? Elsie d 30 Oct 1853, South Adams, Berkshire Co., MA. Have found no probate records so far. Seek parents, siblings, and ancestors of Elsie Chloe BROWN.
Mycolynda (Staples) Updegraff, PO Box 421, Dillard, OR 97432-0421


        Adolphus and Eliza FORREST had a s Albert D, b 5 May 1844 in Adams, Berkshire Co., MA. In 1851 their dau Hannah Lucinda FORREST m Daniel Donald Thompkins STAPES and in 1855 dau Sarah Jane FORREST m Albert Porter STAPLES, cousin of Daniel. Adolphus and Elza are in 1850 U. S. Census of Berkshire Co..MA. They also on 1855 MA State Census. Their two dauS Hanah and Sarah moved to Fayette Co., in 1856. Did Adolphus, b abt 1810, s/o Daniel FORREST and Polly PHILLIPS, m an Eliza WHEELER, b 11 Jan 1804 to Theodore and Hannah WHEELER in Acton, Middlesex Co., MA? Adolphus d 21 Jan 1804 in Armenia Twp. Is Armenia in Berkshire County or Bradford Co.,, PA? Have written to Berkshire and Bradford Counties and have found no will in file.
Mycolynda (Staples) Updegraff, PO Box 421, Dillard, OR 97432-0421


        Was Edward DERBY or DARBY, who enlisted at Sheffield, MA and served under Col Ashley in the First Berkshire Company in the American Revolution originally from Sheffield? Need date and place of birth, parentage, and other pre-war data. Further, did thius Edward DERBY m Abigail (ROBBINS) COOK as her second husband, either in Berkshire Co., or Windhalm Co., VT, sometime in the 1780's. Need date and place of vitals for any children of this couple.
Lawrence G. Robbins, 104 Rainbow Drive, 482, Livingston, TX 77399-1004


        Seeking information abt James WATERMAN in 1800 and 1810 Census, Berkshire Co., MA. m 1st Hannah BATES abt 1790 and had son Anthony, b 1791. He m 2nd Polly PAYSON abt 1795 and had children probably all born in Berkshire Co. Polly, Ascsah, James Curtis, Oren, Hannah, Polly, John, Sally, Philena and Harriet. They moved to Genesee Co., N.Y. in 1816.
Gretchen Slota, 1919 E. Sycamore St., #101, Anaheim, Ca. 92805, 714-535-0588 ,


        Jeremiah BARNES b 1756, E Hampton, NY, m Phoebe SHELLINGER, 26 Jul 1781, E Hampton, NY or Richmond, MA, d 24 Aug 1840 Plattsburgh, NY. Ch Betsy, Jeremiah, Noah Jonathan, Horace, Henry, Fanny, Mary. Bro William and Lydia (HALL) BARNES of Richmond. Seek info on this family during their 20 years in Richmond, esp m of Jeremiah and Phoebe and b of ch.
Elaine Stolt, 546 Stuart Ln., Palatine, IL 60067


        Jerry PIXLEY, b 1835, G Barrington, MA s/o Bashni PIXLEY and Celissa GANGER, m#1 Anna MAXELL, m#2 Sarah L. GRANGER at Gt Barrington, MA 27 Mar 1869. D 6 Feb 1915 , Sandisfield, MA bur Stockbridge, MA, Co., F 27th Mass Vol Infantry 1861-1862, disability. Sarah b Southwick, MA, dau/o Benjamin GRANGER and Dency (?). Need ancesters of Celissa Granger and descendanta of Jerry PIXLEY and Sarah L. GRANGER.
Doris Benedict. PO Box 263, Norwolk, CT, 06058-0263


        Anna MAXWELL, b 1838, Chatham, NY. Lived W Stockbridge, MA, 1860 census. Mar. Jeremiah PIXLEY 1854. m#2, Webster HART, 28 mAR 1864, n Canaan, Ct. D Norfolk, CT 16 Oct 1890. Need ancesters of Anna Maxwell.
Doris Benedict. PO Box 263, Norwolk, CT, 06058-0263


        Ella PIXLEY, b 1855 Chatham, NY, dau/o Anna MAXWELL and Jerry PIXLEY, m Rueben J. FORD 28 Aug 1870, Norwalk, CT. div 20 Nov 1895, Litchfield Co., CT. Using name Georgia Ella PIXLEY, m Emmett J. GOEWEY, N Canaan, CT. 18 jJan 1896, residence of Monterey, MA. Did she divorce Emmett GOEWAY? Need dod and place.
Doris Benedict. PO Box 263, Norwolk, CT, 06058-0263

2002 Queries


        Seeking information about James WATERMAN who is found on the 1800 and 1810 census in Berkshire Co., MA. He m 1st Hannah BATES about 1790 and had son Anthony b 1791. He m 2nd Polly PAYSON about 1795 and had children probably all b Berkshire Co.: Polly, Ascsah, James Curtis, Oren, Hannah, Polly, John, Sally, Philena and Harriet. They moved to Genesee Co., N.Y. in 1816.
Gretchen Slota, 1919 E. Sycamore St., #101, Anaheim, Ca. 92805, 714-535-0588,


        Requesting any information on ancestors of Adam BULLARD of Williamsburg, MA, b in 1762, m to Rebeckah (1765-1816).
Leslie Scott, 3113 N. Central Ave., Peoria, IL 61603 (309) 685-5227


        Requesting any information on the family of Mary M. COOKE of Hatfield, MA, b May, 1816, m James M. BULLARD of Hadley, MA May 7, 1834, d 1883, probably in Chicago. Also her father William COOK of Hatfield.
Leslie Scott, 3113 N. Central Ave., Peoria, IL 61603 (309) 685-5227


        Sylvester CURTIS b MA 2 April 1784. Early youth lived in MA and then moved to "Royal Grant" area of Salisbury, then in Montgomery Co., NY. Father of Sylvester CURTIS is believed to be the John CURTIS in the 1790 census for New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA. In the 1800 census he may be the John CURVER in Salisbury, Mont- gomery Co., NY. Sylvester CURTIS m Anna INGERSOLL about 1808 in Oppenheim, then in Mongomery Co., NY. Sylvester CURTIS and wife lived in various locations in central NY and in Bridgewater, OH in 1823. Sylvester CURTIS d 11 January 1850 at Fullertown, Newbery Township, Geauga Co., OH. Desire to discuss details and ancestry.
Alan Teague, 5191 Woodhaven Ct., Apt. 822, Flint, MI 48532-4192


        Anna INGERSOLL b West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA 14 April 1788. Anna INGERSOLL appears as infant arriving in church in Stillwater Township, Albany Co., NY later in 1788 with parents, Daniel and Anna INGERSOLL and a cousin, Anna. Daniel INGERSOLL appears in the 1790 census for Albany among people who later are in Stillwater Township. By about 1808 Anna INGERSOLL is in Oppen- heim, Montgomery Co., NY marrying Sylvester CURTIS. What hap- pened to Daniel INGERSOLL? What is the name of the Stillwater church and date of the INGERSOLL family arrival at the Stillwater church in 1788?.
Alan Teague, 5191 Woodhaven Ct., Apt. 822, Flint, MI 48532-4192

02006 CLARK

        Need info on Thomas Stratton CLARK, b ca 12/25/1810 Leyden, MA. Married Lydia CLARK 10/3/1833 Guilford, VT. Migrated to IL prior to 1840 of which I have history thereafter. Also seek parents and ancestors.
C. Robert Clarke, 4861 Memory Lane, Shingle Springs, CA 95682


        Nathaniel DAVIS, b abt 1847, d aft 1922. M Alice Amanda MUN- ROE, b abt 1847 prob Jamaica, NY, d 2 Aug 1922 in Sheffield, bur 5 Aug 1922, Jamaica, NY. She was long time associated with the Congregational Church in Great Barrington. Ch: Alice A., Mabel L., George Munroe, Etta, Jesse Remsen, Ella, Wooden, Charlotte. Alice A. and Mabel L. DAVIS were, I believe, spinsters and resi- dents of Pittsfield until their deaths in the 1920's. Alice A. is reputed to have compiled a MUNROE/MONROE Family Genealogy the where abouts, if true, is unknown. Seek ancestors, descendants, any information on this family.
Charles Monroe, 3388 Rt.32, Saugerties, NY 12477


        Simeon REYNOLDS b 1761 New Milford CT m Zeruiah STEVENS b 1777 CT. Simeon and family lived in Lee MA until their deaths as did their descendants. I have much info on their descendants (and the ancestors of STEVENS) but no information on Simeon's ances- tors. Looking for any information on REYNOLDS from the New Mil- ford CT area with a son named Simeon?.
Barbara Andersen, 6080 Manon St. La Mesa, CA 91942-2250 e-mail LDBJAND@AOL.COM


        Thomas STEVENS m Mary HALL d/o Henry HALL of Westerly, RI there in 1698 and moved to Plainfield, CT via Stonington, CT. Was he father of Thomas STEVENS who m Elizabeth WILLIAMS 28 Jun 1728 in Plainfield? Was this second Thomas the father of Zebulon STEVENS b 1740 d 9 June 1776 (smallpox) in Sheffield, MA? Was Zebulon the father of Col. Thomas STEVENS b 1770 d 1820 m 1790 Rhode(a) CALLENDER and settled in Sheffield in 1792? Seek to confirm and/or extend these lines.
Walton E. Stevens, 188 Sturbridge Dr., Osterville, MA 02655-1433

02010 HULET

        Need info on wives of John HULET, b 1756 in CT, but moved to Lee, MA. Sarah HOWE m John HULET about 1783, possibly in Lee, MA. Sarah was born about 1764, died in Lee, MA on January 12, 1797. John HULET's second wife was Hannah WALKER of Tyringham, MA. They married in 1797 in Lee. Carolyn Ryan, 17075 West Yearling Lane, Wadsworth, IL 60093 or

Seeking the parents of Richard B. SQUIER and his probable brothers Zalmon, Ichabod, Peter, and Eliakim. The Canadian book New Brunswick Loyalists by Sharon Dubeau 1983 lists the following:"SQUIRE, RICHARD BURGESS from Lanesborough, MA. He was proscibed as a traitor and banished from the State of MA in 1778, and subsequently his property was confiscated. He was a Captain of a militia company of Loyalist refugees who arrived in New Brunswick in 1783.....His wife Phoebe died 15 May 1827, aged 81 and is buried in Kingston." ICHABOD SQUIRES, Richard's brother, was born about 1755 in New York and discharged from the British military in 1783. He moved to Kings City, New Brunswick, Canada and later Murray Township, Ontario, Canada. He married SYLVIA GIBBS on January 12, 1780 in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, daughter of Job GIBBS and Sylvia HUNTER. She was born November 17, 1759 in Sharon Township, Litchfield Co., CT and died after 1799 in Murray Township, Ontario, Canada. Ichabod Squires is listed on the muster roles of the Prince of Wales American Volunteers. He was a corporal in August 1777 muster role for Captain Andrew Maxwell's Grenadier Company. He was taken prisoner in January 1778. His name was added to a list on a land petition initiated by Captain James Dickinson. His presumed brothers, Zalmon, Eliakim, and Peter are also on this list Ichabod Squiers was later a Sergeant in Colonel Brown's Provincial Regiment of Associated Loyalists according to his second land petition of 1797.
Andrew Hendricks, M. D., 4390 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28358 (800) 245-7154 or

Looking for info on A. STOWE. He m 22 Nov 1832 Statrea DEWEY of Richmond, MA b Mar 23 1813. Statrea m 2nd, William HANNAH, 5 Nov 1849, m 3rd Albert WALKER 1 Oct 1860. Children from STOWE & DEWEY: Henry Harrison STOWE (my gggrandfather), Egbert Raymond, Eugene Daniel. The missing link is A. STOWE's parents- he is a descendant ot Eliakene and Lydia Bassett Miller STOWE.
Laurie Winslow-Schoen, 1155 Johnson Road, Marne, MI 49435, 616-304-3497

Samuel KNIGHT (b. Orwell, VT ?) and Fanny (maiden name unknown) KNIGHT (b ca 1835, Castleton, VT? or Rochester, NY?) had a son: Frank A. KNIGHT b Jan 22, 1852, in Orwel, VT (per his death certificate). Shoreham 1860 Census shows Fanny KNIGHT living with George W. DOANE (Reuben, Levi, David, David, John, John) (1811-1888) (Fanny's son Frank is not in this census listing). Fanny & George eventually married Jul 10, 1861 in Sudbury, VT, and had several children: Martha b Dec 27, 1861, Shoreham, VT; Helen b Jan 19, 1864, Shoreham, VT; Antonette or Annett b 1865); Della or Adele b 1866; Affia C. b Mar 19, 1868, Shoreham, VT; Dorus W. b 1871; & Otis S. b Jul 15, 1873, Whiting, VT. What happened to Samuel KNIGHT, and what are his origins? What is Fanny KNIGHT'S maiden name and place of birth? Information on any of these names would be appreciated.
Donna K. Vaughn, 303 Schodack Dr., Castleton, NY 12033,

Looking for info on David INGRAHAM b abt 1803 m Anna HOWARD, b 1810 in Vermont. They had 7 children, Almon b 1831; Betsey b 1834; Nancy b 1838; Hannah b 1840; Elvira b 1843, William b. 1846; and Charles b 1848.
Lois Spatuzzi, 5436 Championship Cup Lane, Brooksville, FL 34609

Looking for info on James M. PIKE, Jr. b abt 1870 in Berlin, NY, m Nellie Ann INGRAHAM 2 Dec 1890 in Cheshire, MA and had one dau Armenta F. PIKE b 30 Nov 1891 in Cheshire, MA. James and Nellie divorced Dec 1898 and last address for James was Whitestone, NY.
Lois Spatuzzi, 5436 Championship Cup Lane, Brooksville, FL 34609

John MULLINS, DDS, b abt 1876, d aft 1908, s/o Michael & Eliza- beth (McDONALD) MULLINS West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., m Kath- erine Elizabeth CUMMINGS in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Great Barrington, 16 November 1908. I would like any information about John Mullins, particularly his date of death.
Barbara Piringer, 6721 Whitsett Drive, North Highlands, CA 95660,

        Timothy BROWN b 30 Mar 1742 m 15 Nov 1764 Sarah PAINE in Tyring- ham, MA. Served in Whiting's Reg. during Rev. Need their death dates
        and places.

        Wealthy----- m Patrick HAMILTON ca 1780. Lived in Canaan and Athens, NY. Died aft 1812. Need any         information on her ancestry and/or             place and date of death. Patrick & Wealthy were members of Congregational Church of New Concord, NY in 1781
        . Lillian Stueber, 8800 Walter Blv. #1401, Baltimore, MD 21234

Looking for the parents and place of birth of Jonathan HARRINGTON b 1804. He m Louisa RENIFF Jan 1827, 1st son Dexter b 1829 d abt 1830, another son also Dexter b 1831 in Battenville, Washington Co., NY. In 1833 Jonathan was issued a Certificate of Denomina- tion in Lee, MA. In various censuses of MA until 1860 his family was in Adams, N. Adams, Monterey, Great Barrington and finally Lee. A child was born in VT and another in Canada. In the 1860 MA Census he was living in Lee with his son Dexter as Louisa died Jan 1860. Where did Jonathan die? it was not in MA. Three sons in Civil War: John, killed; Henry R. and Dexter, no trace of the latter two. Also need info on Jonathan's sons George W., James Bushnell and daus Susan Sophia, Frances and two Sarahs who d young. Dexter m Ellen McCormick. Need info on any of the above.
 Renne Blocker, 8248 Iliad Dr., Manlius, NY 13104-9484


 Abijah6 PECK (Abijah5, Elisha4, Paul3, Paul2, "Deacon Paul"1, of Hartford, CT) of Litchfield, Ct m 1800 Mary BLINN, supposed to be d/o Hosea BLINN and either Patience CLARK or Ruth SMITH. Need to clarify Mary's origins. Was Hosea BLINN descended from the Huguenot Peter BLINN and how?

Erastus PECK, b 1801 prob Litchfield, CT s/o Abijah PECK and Mary BLINN m 4 Jun 1823 at Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN Mary (Polly) REA (REY?) LEWIS d/o Thomas LEWIS and Nancy REA (REY?). Thomas supposed, but not proven, to be the son of Revolutionary General Andrew LEWIS of Caroline County, VA. Seeking verification of Thomas' ancestry.

 Benjamin BERRY b ca 1767 d Royalston, MA 27 Oct 1833 m Winchen- don, MA 14 Jan 1802 Jane POOR d/o David POOR and Jane MARTIN. Need ancestry of Benjamin, most likely from William BERRY, who is supposed to be the founder of the BERRY family in America. Benjamin had a dau Mehitable Hacker BERRY. Was he possibly the brother of Mehitable BERRY who m Isaac HACKER, Jr. in Salem, MA 17 May 1795? The combination of Hacker-Berry names makes this an enticing possibility. Maybe some descendant of Mehitable BERRY HACKER can solve my problem. This Benjamin BERRY has been so elusive that I sometimes suspect that he, like other berries, just sprouted from a meadow.

 Benjamin PARMENTER, Jr. b Sudbury, MA 21 Jan 1682 s/o Benjamin, Sr. and Thamazin RICE m 16 Dec 1708 Mary ADAMS. Mary probable part of the prolific ADAMS family of Massachusetts, but how? Don Lutes, P. O. Box 780, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0780

 Simeon REYNOLDS b 1761 CT m Zeruiah STEVENS, had 8 children and lived in Lee most of their lives. I am looking for information on Simeon's parents or siblings or at least the name of the bird from which he hatched. Have lots of information on the REYNOLDS children and the STEVENS line I am willing to share. Barbara Anderson, 6080 Manon St., La Mesa, CA 91942 619-462-9349 or E-Mail

 Epenetus5 KETCHUM, b Huntington, LI, Suffolk Co. NY, 3 Oct 1736, d Clarksburg, Berkshire Co., MA, 26 Feb 1829, son of Jonathan4 and Hannah (KETCHUM) KETCHAM, assumed the spelling of his moth- er's family. Lived Dutchess Co., NY, 1762, removed to Berkshire Co., MA ca 1769. Children: Joshua, Epenetus, David, Eleazer, Justus, Samuel and Elizabeth. Who was the wife of KETCHAM- KETCHUM?

 David KETCHUM, son of Epenetus5, b Dutchess Co., NY, came with parents to Berkshire Co., ca 1769, d Clarksburg, Berkshire Co., MA 23 Jan 1855 age 90, m Sally KNICKERBOCKER; she d Clarksburg, Berkshire Co., MA 5 Jan 1846 age 74. Children: Solomon, Elihu, Reuben, Erastus, Nancy, Cynthia, Eleazer and Mary. Who were the parents of Sally KNICKERBOCKER?

Solomon7 KETCHUM, b Clarksburg, Berkshire Co., MA, son of David6 and Sally (KNICKERBOCKER) KETCHUM, m Stamford, Vt, 7 Jan 1813, Polley HEMINGWAY, removed to Ohio by 1818, appears 1830 Fedral Census in Brownhelm Twp., Lorraine Co., OH. Who were their children? Where and when did Solomon7 die? Mary Lou Reedy, 619 Earl Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068-4801

In search of the family of Lois FULLER, b Aug 6, 1784, she m Elisha STEVENS. He was b in Killingworth, Conn. moved to Pitts- field, MA and later to Richmond where all their children were born. The FULLERS may have lived in Pittsfield, MA. Lois and Elisha had a son Elisha, Jr. b Richmond, m Margaret BROWN, March 14, 1803, they had eight children. In 1807 the emigrated to Ohio and settled in Portage County, near Kent. Looking for dates, b, m, d; who were the parents of both Lois FULLER and Margaret BROWN and siblings. Lloyd W. Stevens, 1919 S.E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55414

Looking for any information on Thomas SULLIVAN m Mary A. SHEA of Lee, MA. Thomas was born in Pittsfield, MA. No records have been found. Thomas d 11 Feb 1920 in Keansburg, NJ buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lee, MA. They had 5 children, Elizabeth, Thomas, Arthur, Eugene Orin, Mary Gertrude SULLIVAN. Mary SHEA was the daughter of Patrick SHEA and Mary KELLY? She died 2 Feb. 1931.

Looking for father if Albert WILLIAMS, who married Phebe FOSTER, 16 Oct 1822 in Pownal, VT. The williams lived in Williamstown, MA. Albert should be a cousin of Ephraim WILLIAMS who was killed in New York and Williams College is named after. They had a daughter Chaarlotte WILLIAMS who married David S. Clark. Any information would be helpful. Peter A. Rhodes, P. O. Box 3151, Enfield, CT

Ebenezer ARMSTRONG b 6 Feb 1758 Norwich, New London Co., CT was in Dorsett Township, Bennington, VT in 1790. I would like to know to whom he was married. This same Ebenezer A. had a son Ebenezer whom I believe was b in CT or could have been VT ca 1790. Seeking a birth date for this second Ebenezer. The 2nd Ebenezer married a Nancy DAUGHTERY in 1812 (place unknown). They had ten children and my great grandfather Amaziah A. was b 10 Oct. 1822 in Batavia, Genesee Co., NY. The first two children of Ebenezer and Nancy A. were b in Oneida Co., NY before they went to Genesee Co., NY. Eventually the ARMSTRONG family returned to Vienna, Oneida Co., NY from Genesee County. I need to link these two Ebenezer ARMSTRONGS as father and son. Doris Cook SMith, 72 Lake Forest Pl., Palm Coast, FL 32137 386-445-4412 or E-Mail

James HEADY b 1834 Norfolk, CT (Litchfield Co.) m Ulissa WHITE 7 Apr 1857, Colebrook, CT (Litchfield Co.), he d 21 Apr 1911 N. Canaan, CT bur Norfolk, CT cem & was s/o John HEADY & Sally LAMPIRR or LAMPHEAR. John HEADY b MA 1790 s/o John HEADY & Mary SHOVE, d 27 Sep 1864 N. Canaan, CT. Seek birth place in MA for John & Daniel HEADY & burial place of Daniel and Mary. Doris M. Benedict, P. O. Box 263, Norwalk, CT 06058

Death dates of Josiah LOOMIS b 1708 in CT and his wife ABigail (BACON) LOOMIS b 1717 in CT. Death date of Josiah would be after 1770. It is assumed that they removed to Great Barrington. Marriage date of Loren LOOMIS b 1747 Simsbury, CT. It is assumed that he removed to Berkshire where he m Elizabeth an Indian maiden. First child, Rivera, was born in 1784. Patricia F. Angeli, 1124 Dekalb Ave. #23, Atlanta, GA 30307 E-Mail

 03015 KELSEY
 Ebenezer KELSEY and wife Esther. Listed as living in the town of Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., MA in 1790. Ebenezer was b about 1750, d in Oneida Co., NY, 1814. Children listed in 1790 as daughter Esther, son Ebenezer and son Thomas. Need parentage and marriage date of Ebenezer and wife Esther. Anna Lee Vannoy, 2336 Blockton Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306 E-Mail

Information on Benjamin CAREY b 16 Mar 1797, m Alice VAUGHN, b 1`797 Hancock, MA (father Sabez VAUGHN). They all migrated to Missiqo Township, Quebec, Canada. Trying to trace Benjamin's parents and place of birth. Marge Casey, 2257 Eucalyptus Ave., Escondido, CA 92029


Gustave A. BOULE listed in Pittsfield directory in 1896 and 1897. He and Odile L'EVIGNE were parents to my grandmother Isabelle Boule, born in Pittsfield 8 Aug 1895. She lived for some time in Vermont during the 1920's. I would ilke to find out when and where Gustave A. BOULE and his wife and family died and were buried. Mrs. Shirley Johnson, 430 Rabbit Hill Road, La Jose, PA 15753 (814) 672-3818

 Zebulon Stevens b 1740 d 9 June 1776 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co. of small pox and was buried beside the West Road between Shef- field and Great Barrington. Refer to "A Lonely Grave" in the Berkshire Hills magazine (October 1, 1901). The September 1776 Tax list reveals a widow Rhode(a) STEVENS in Sheffield, whom I presume is Zebulon's wife. He had done some land buying and selling in the first half of the 1770s. Unfortunately that is all I know about him. I would like to know where he was born, when he married Rhode, and his other children. Their son Thomas married Rhoda CALLENDER about 1790. Zebulon and Rhode were probably married abt 1765 in Litchfield County, Kent?? or Dover, Dutchess Co., NY. Rhode's maiden name could be SMITH, LOMMIS or MARSH. I believe his parents were Thomas STEVENS and Elizabeth WILLIAMS, who were married in Plainfield, CT 20 June 1728 and left for Dutchess Co. along with Henry, Samuel, William and Ebenezer STEVENS in 1732.

 A Zebulon STEVENS and a Peruda STEVENS were mustered out from Capt. John WATSON's 9th Company of Col. Benjamin HINMAN's 4th Regiment on 23 September 1775. Their mission was to secure Fort Ticonderoga. A Cpl. Zebulon STEVENS who enlisted in Capt. John STEVENS Company on 24 January 1776 was taken prisoner at the Cedars 18 May 1776 along with a Phineas and Benjamin STEVENS. My query is - are these Zebulons the same man or two Zeb's?? I have strong reason to believe they are two individuals, as I have identified Zebulon, Benjamin and Phineas as not in my direct lineage but in a parallel line from Plainfield. The Zebulon mustered out of Watson's Company could well be the Zebulon who died in 1776 of small pox. The Corporal Zebulon lived on into the 1800's Walton E. Stevens, 188 Sturbridge Drive, Osterville, MA 02655- 1433 E-Mail

 William S. BRYANT, b Chesterfield abt 31 Oct 1827 d Chesterfield 7 Aug 1876 s/o Job S. BRYANT & Polly STANTON m Olive WRIGHT 6 Dec 1849 in Easthampton. Need any information on descendants. Myron B. Bryant, 778 Park Ave., Naples, FL 34110 E-Mail

 04005 ALLEN
The members of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Historical Commission wish to contact members of the Thomas ALLEN family. Thomas ALLEN (1832-1916) was the grandson of the famous Rev. Thomas Allen (named the "Fighting Parson" for his work during the Revolutionary War). Rev. ALLEN was born in Northampton and became the parson of the First Congregational Church in Pitts- field in 1764. The grandson, Thomas Allen became a director of the Union- Pacific Railroad and moved to St. Louis, MO. He owned a granite quarry there. He was also a state senator in Missouri. The Historical Commission is in the planning stages of restoring his Queen Anne mansion on East Street in Pittsfield, which was built in 1885. Family members may contact the Historical Commission at (413) 499-6840 (Thaddeus Clapp House) or write to the commission at Pittsfield City Hall, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

 04006 ARNOLD
In my family bloodline there are at least two Samuel ARNOLDs, the last I can verify lived in Canaan, NY in 1792. In West Stock- bridge, MA I once saw, leaning against a house, a tombstone bear- ing the inscription "Major Samuel Arnold, departed March 11, 1802 in the 41st year of his life." I'm suspicious that West Stock- bridge may not have been the original location of the stone. Where did this Samuel ARNOLD's family come from - possibly Con- necticut? Elsewhere in New York? Arthur A. Arnold, Jr. 41 Waltham Cir., West Yarmouth, MA 02673

Patience WILBUR m Samuel GOULD, s of Eli GOULD and Bernice JOHN- SON 9 June 1841 (Pownal, VT rec.). An article in Berkshire Hills Magazine states that Samuel GOULD is the brother-in-law of Deacon Jeremiah WILBUR and Jeremiah's father was Selectman James WILBUR. Thus Jeremiah and Patience would be siblings and James their father. Others indicate her parents were Jeremiah WILBUR and Patience HERENDON. I would like to hear from anyone who has proof of her parentage. Also need b & d of Patience.

        Mrs. Richard Stolt, 546 Stuart Lane, Palatine, IL 60067 

   04008 NICHOLS
Seek parents and bp of Tyrus NICHOLS (1801-1854). Parents resid- ed in Tyringham 1802-10. Tyrus shows up in the 1830 census for Rose, Wayne Co., NY, ae 20-29, m with 1 child under 5. He is shown living next door to David B. NICHOLS, also ae 20-29, prob brother to Tyrus and David. If so, probably his name was Ezra, born prior to 1810. The elder Ezra may have had a brother John W., born in 1780 in CT. The 1810 census for Sheffield shows the elder Ezra NICHOLS with 4 young sons, living next door to John W. I need more info on my GGGF Ezra. Tyrus and his wife settled in Unadilla, NY by 1840, where they raised a family and are buried in St. Matthew's Cemetery. My GGGF and his family also spent the majority of their adult life in Unadilla and raised 5 sons be- tween 1834-50, named Ezra Wilkinson, David, Edmund, Henry and George E. NICHOLS. Any information will be most appreciated Virginia N. Tilley, 2004 S.Lenna Ave., Seffner, FL 33584-5408


05001 GOODRICH Moses GOODRICH b 1751/2, d 1823 Pittsfield, m Asenath, who d 1831 Pittsfield. Family resided Pittsfield 1780s through 1820s. Children: Elizabeth, Betsey, Moses, Abner, Elijah, Charles, Lois. Moses served in Revolutinary War in Capt. David Noble's company in 1775. Who are Moses' and Asenath's parents and where were they born? Carole McCarty, 39w809 Crosscreek Lane, St. Charles, IL 60175

 George GRIFFIN was listed on the 1790 census of Lee, MA. The listing included a male and a female 16-45 years of age. In "The Vital Records of Western Massachusetts CD" when his name is entered it is posted to a BAKER household under "The Lanesboro, Massachusetts Methodist Church Records." An article in the now defunct "Downeast Ancestry Magazine" titled "From Whence They Came" states that George GRIFFIN came to Northport, Waldo County, ME from the Lee/Lenox, MA area in 1800. About 1812 he removed to Searsmont, Waldo County, and both eventually died there ca 1850. A son Jacob GRIFFIN was interviewed many years later at 90 years of age by an associate of a Belfast, ME newspaper and added that his father was a revolutionary soldier and passed away "at a good old age." Would like to communicate with any individuals having more information on this family. Charles B. Whiting, Jr., 33 Beechwood Dr., Harwinton, CT 06791 E-Mail

Samuel STEVENS b 1711 and d Dec 1, 1760. When living in Rich- mond, MA had ten children, the fifth was Elisha b Aug 7, 1737. He lived for a time in Richmond. He m 1770 in Killingworth, CT Lois Fuller, the daughter of Jeremiah and Bethiah FULLER. They had a farm near Richmond. A son Elisha STEVENS, Jr. bap Sep 22, 1785 in Richmond. He m (int) at Stockbridge, Mar 3, 1803 Marga- ret BROWN. Request info on the BROWN family, the names of Marga- ret's mother and father, birth dates, siblings, etc. I have no info on this BROWN family. Margaret and Elisha, Jr. emigrated from Richmond to Portage Co., OH in 1808 and had eight children. Lloyd W. Stevens, 1919 S.E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55414- 3614

McCOON,  Sarah  (Sally)  Ann  McCOON,  dau.  of  James  Timothy  McCOON  and   Olive MILLER,  b.  Sept.  23, 1843, West Burling-
ton, N.Y.  Married Ephraim  TUCKER,  in  Wil- liamstown,  Mass.  Source: Family Bible of George Henry McCOON.  Descendants wanted 
of Sarah and Ephraim.  Also would like to hear from anyone with any background on any  person named McCOON between 1802 and 1870
in Berkshire County, Mass.
Laurence McCoon, P. O. Box 45646, Philadelphia, PA 19149

Looking for information about Captain Jabez HALL who led a company of Lanesborough  MA patriots  to Quebec Canada in Jan or Feb
1776.  Unit was attached to Seth WARNER's  Green Mountain Boys.  They retreated from Quebec when the general order was issued in
May 1776. According  to  information in pension applications sickness including  smallpox  was  common. I'm  looking for information about this venture other that found in pension  applications.   Was this  company authorized and/or funded by the Town of Lanesborough or at the Colony  level?  Looking  for  sources of narrative information such as historical records, history of  this  cam- paign,  biographies  & family history. 
Names of men in the company  would  be  appreciated. Patriots  I know about who mention this campaign are: Lyman Hall # S 29858.
John  Baxter  # W 10399. Gregory Asahel # S 23674 & Honeywell
Rice # R 5191.
Ed Hall, 16 Pinehurst Rd, Asheville NC 28805 <>

Seeking  parents  and  siblings  of  Benjamin STODDARD b 2  Jan  1783  New  London,  CT.  Moved to Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY in
1800 and raised his family there. Died 7 Apr  1856 Verona Depot,  Oneida Co., NY.  Buried New Union Cemetery, West Verona.
Sandra Stoddard Luster, P. O. Box 1415, Cupertino, CA 95015-1415
(650) 630-2770


05007                     HAYES-CALLAHAN
Michael  HAYES  was born in County Cork, Ireland abt 1825.  He m  Ellen  Marie  CALLAHAN  (born  in County Cork abt 1834).  The
family was enumerated in  West  Stockbridge  in 1860  with  their children Mary EA, born abt 1852 in NY and Thomas born abt 1853 
in  MA.  Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Jean Zungola, 8 Center Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583

David GOODRICH s/o Benjamin & Hannah OLMSTEAD b 22 Jul 1747 Ridgefield, CT, d 19 Feb 1802, m Ann ROBINSON, d 1816.  He
and bros. joined the Shakers in 1780 and gave their land to form the Hancock Shaker Settlement.  Children David (m Phebe
KING), Francis, Edward, Benjamin and Hannah.  Reference to a David in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolu-
tionary War indicates a David served in Capt. Selah Heart's Co. in Erastus Woolcot's Regt.  Is this the same David? 
Names on same page as this pub are same as his bros. Daniel, Samuel, Elizur, Ezekiel and Benjamin all served in Rev. War. 
Benjamin was lieutenant under bro. Daniel at Siege of Quebec.  Where did David die?  Did this David serve in Rev.
War?  Where did Ann die?  Since family joined Shakers information is obscured. Any additional information is appreciated.

Candice Goodrich Kling, 1016 Creek Rd., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 

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