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John Etienne Stalle

M, #6086

Parents

FatherGeorge Stalle
MotherKay
Last Edited29 December 2016

George Stalle

M, #6087
Last Edited29 December 2016

Kay

F, #6088
Last Edited29 December 2016

Margaret I. Van Fleet

F, #6089, b. 8 September 1827, d. 7 August 1909

Family: Calvin Herrick (b. 18 January 1819, d. 14 August 1897)

Biography

Birth8 September 1827Margaret I. Van Fleet was born on 8 September 1827 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage3 December 1846Calvin Herrick and she were married on 3 December 1846 in Lucas County, Ohio, by W. S. Harris, Minister of the Gospel.

Ohio, County Marriages on familysearch, Lucas County Marriage Records 1835-1858, vol 1, p. 152
Death7 August 1909She died on 7 August 1909 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio,1
Burial9 August 1909She was buried on 9 August 1909 at Forest Cemetery in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, Section 25, Lot 12.1
Last Edited6 March 2021

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID = 13263680, Forest Cemetery, Toledo, OH

Ida Pickard

F, #6090, b. 6 October 1851, d. 29 January 1934

Parents

FatherBenjamin S. Pickard (b. 1821, d. 13 April 1900)
MotherHarriet A. ("Hattie") Mason (b. 12 November 1828, d. 11 June 1903)

Family: Charles B Garrett (b. 1844, d. 1 May 1888)

Biography

Birth6 October 1851Ida Pickard was born on 6 October 1851 in Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York.1
Marriage31 October 1871Charles B Garrett and she were married on 31 October 1871 in Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, The officiator was Anthony Garrett, Clerk of the Court.2
Census1 June 1880She appeared in the household of Charles B Garrett in the census 1 June 1880 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Indiana. Charles is listed as as Charles B, at 147 Indiana Street (married, age 36, Deputy County Clerk, born in Indiana, Father born in Ireland, Mother born in Indiana), with Ida M. (age 28, wife, keeping house, born in New York, and parents born in New York), son Benjamin (age 7, attended school, born in Indiana, father born Indiana, mother New York), Marion (age 5, daughter, Intermittent fever, born in Indiana), and son Anthony (age 11/12, born in July in Indiana)
Death of Spouse1 May 1888On 1 May 1888, Ida suffered the loss of her spouse Charles who died suddenly of a stroke and left her with 5 children.
Death29 January 1934She died on 29 January 1934 at 1336 Guilford Street in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana,
Last Edited24 February 2017

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, 30Jan1934 Obit, Huntington, IN Herald Press
  2. [S631] Indiana Marriages 1810-2001: p. 352; Ancestry.com

Charles B Garrett

M, #6091, b. 1844, d. 1 May 1888

Family: Ida Pickard (b. 6 October 1851, d. 29 January 1934)

Biography

Birth1844Charles B Garrett was born in 1844 in Indiana.1
Marriage31 October 1871He and Ida Pickard were married on 31 October 1871 in Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, The officiator was Anthony Garrett, Clerk of the Court.2
Census1 June 1880He appeared in the census 1 June 1880 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Indiana. Charles is listed as: as Charles B, at 147 Indiana Street (married, age 36, Deputy County Clerk, born in Indiana, Father born in Ireland, Mother born in Indiana), with Ida M. (age 28, wife, keeping house, born in New York, and parents born in New York), son Benjamin (age 7, attended school, born in Indiana, father born Indiana, mother New York), Marion (age 5, daughter, Intermittent fever, born in Indiana), and son Anthony (age 11/12, born in July in Indiana)
Death1 May 1888He died on 1 May 1888 in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana,3
BurialHe was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana.3
Last Edited24 February 2017

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S631] Indiana Marriages 1810-2001: p. 352; Ancestry.com
  3. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com

Henry Amos Jennings

M, #6092

Family: Marion Elizabeth Mason (b. 12 March 1836, d. 1922)

Last Edited25 February 2017

William L. Allen

M, #6093

Family: Nana L. Mason (b. 19 July 1838)

Last Edited25 February 2017

Cheever Farley

M, #6094
Last Edited7 March 2017

Brooks Terry

M, #6095
Last Edited7 March 2017

Jesse K. Roberts

M, #6096, b. 19 October 1788, d. 25 June 1852

Parents

FatherAmasa R. Roberts (b. 14 April 1758)
MotherKeturah Lindsley (b. 2 February 1768)

Family: Betsy Ives (b. 16 July 1795, d. 26 September 1880)

SonFranklin Jesse Roberts+ (b. 1 July 1815, d. 1 July 1903)
SonZenas J. Roberts (b. about 1817)
DaughterMary Ann Roberts (b. 8 March 1819, d. 22 November 1900)
DaughterLaura Roberts (b. 13 August 1821, d. 18 May 1900)
DaughterSarah Ellen Roberts+ (b. 13 June 1823, d. 8 February 1915)
SonBenjamin Lindsley Roberts+ (b. 11 August 1825, d. 13 March 1902)
SonLeroy Dewey Roberts (b. 1827, d. 14 December 1945)
SonLemuel Marvin Roberts (b. 18 August 1831, d. 10 January 1919)
SonJohn Emery Roberts (b. 21 November 1835, d. 11 November 1903)

Biography

Birth19 October 1788Jesse K. Roberts was born on 19 October 1788 in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut. Ancestry.com has a database called Family Data Collection -- Births. In this collection, Jesse Roberts is listed with the correct parents, birthplace Bristol CT, date of 19 Oct 1788. This date is also listed on his FindaGrave record, and his gravestone in 1852 gives his age as 64. I have seen other Rootsweb databases with a date of 19 Oct 1787.1
Military Record9 September 1814On 9 September 1814 Jesse is noted in military records (War of 1812) Jesse Roberts, Rank of Private, in the Company of Capt. John Needham, 129 Regiment of Col. Elisha Farnham, was paid 13.93 for service from 9 Sep to 1 Nov 1814. He was discharged 27 Oct 1814.

The Rootsweb page for Fenner, Madison County, NY, lists John Needham, from Ingham, Massachusetts, as one of the first settlers of Fenner, in 1794. Col. Elisha Farnham, born in Hampton, Connecticut, is also listed as one of the early settlers of Fenner. Information takes from 1784 History of Chenango & Madison Counties, NY by James H Smith; pub. 1880.

Elisha Farnham was evidently a shoemaker, and also advertised wool carding (extracts from the Cazenovia Pilot, 1809).

Attached is Jesse Roberts' payroll document for his NY State Militia service.
Marriage8 January 1815He and Betsy Ives were married on 8 January 1815 in Madison County, New York,
Census1820He appeared in the census 1820 in Smithfield, Madison County, New York. Jesse is listed as: 2 males under 10 (Franklin and Zenas)
1 male 26-45
1 female under 10 (Mary Ann)
1 female 26-45
1 female 45+
1 in Agriculture
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Jefferson Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Jesse is listed as: 1 male under 5
1 male 5-9
2 males 10-14
2 males 20-29
1 male 50-59
1 female 15-19
1 female 40-49

Neighbors: Henry Rose, Stephen A. Rice, Waldref, Burton, Snell, Sundermann

Stephen Allen Rice was married to Jesse's daughter, Laura.
Census14 August 1850He appeared in the census 14 August 1850 in Jefferson Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Jesse is listed as: Jesse (61, Farmer, Real Estate Value $4,000, born in Connecticut)
Betsey (55, born in Massachusetts)
Marvin (19, Farmer, born in New York, attended school)
Emory (14, born in New York, attended school)

same dwelling, separate family: Benjamin Roberts and Jenette.
Next door: F. J. Roberts and family

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Death25 June 1852He died on 25 June 1852 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin,1
Burial27 June 1852He was buried on 27 June 1852 at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
Last Edited16 December 2017

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Betsy Ives

F, #6097, b. 16 July 1795, d. 26 September 1880

Parents

FatherAmasa Ives (b. 10 November 1747, d. 22 February 1833)
MotherBethiah

Family: Jesse K. Roberts (b. 19 October 1788, d. 25 June 1852)

SonFranklin Jesse Roberts+ (b. 1 July 1815, d. 1 July 1903)
SonZenas J. Roberts (b. about 1817)
DaughterMary Ann Roberts (b. 8 March 1819, d. 22 November 1900)
DaughterLaura Roberts (b. 13 August 1821, d. 18 May 1900)
DaughterSarah Ellen Roberts+ (b. 13 June 1823, d. 8 February 1915)
SonBenjamin Lindsley Roberts+ (b. 11 August 1825, d. 13 March 1902)
SonLeroy Dewey Roberts (b. 1827, d. 14 December 1945)
SonLemuel Marvin Roberts (b. 18 August 1831, d. 10 January 1919)
SonJohn Emery Roberts (b. 21 November 1835, d. 11 November 1903)
Betsey Ives Roberts in old age

Biography

Birth16 July 1795Betsy Ives was born on 16 July 1795 in North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage8 January 1815Jesse K. Roberts and she were married on 8 January 1815 in Madison County, New York,
Census1 June 1880She appeared in the household of Benjamin Lindsley Roberts in the census 1 June 1880 in Kane Township, Benton County Iowa. Benjamin is listed as Roberts, B. L. (age 54, married, farmer, born in New York, father born in Connecticut and mother in Mass.)
Genette (54, wife, married, keeping house, born in New York, father in Neb., and mother "N")
Lewis (28, son, widowed, farm laborer, born in Wisconsin, and parents born in New York)
Ida M. (18, daughter, single, teaching school,born in Wisconsin, and parents born in New York)
Azalia (15, daughter, single, attends school, born in Wisconsin, and parents born in New York)
Betsey (age 84, mother, single, without occupation -- old age, born in New York and parents in Connecticut.)
Death26 September 1880She died on 26 September 1880 in Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowas,2
Burial28 September 1880She was buried on 28 September 1880 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.2
Newspaper Mention18 April 1924The 18 April 1924 edition of the Jefferson County Union, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, reported that Mrs. Betsey Ives Roberts had been born 128 years before. Perhaps it was some sort of history or commemoration event. The text stated : "Mrs. Betsey Ives Roberts, above, grandmother of Earl, Dean, and Ives Roberts, was born near Fenner, Madison County, N.Y. 128 years ago on July 16, 1795. She came to Fort Atkinson 85 years ago, in 1839, and late that summer the first M.E. church in this community was started at her house west of town. Services were preached by Rev. Frink, a circuit rider, who lived near Aztalan. The picture was furnished by her daughter, Mrs. Matilda Winslow, this city."
Research Note26 June 2001On 26 June 2001 Thread from Genealogy.com forum, in the Ives Surname forum. John Cape responded on a Genealogy.com thread entitled "Amasa IVES Rev War D Chaut.>HUNT", 26 Jun 2001:

Ken, I believe we gave a copy of the following to Joe Garcia, but don't recall sending it to you or posting it.We are fairly comfortable with the information and believe that all of this Amasa's children were by his first wife Bethiah. Mrs. Cape is a descendent of Jesse Roberts and Betsey Ives and has a lot of information on the Roberts family that we could provide if you are interested in filling in that line.(She has the original deed that created the Roberts family burying ground in Madison Co. NY)

John Cape

PRELIMINARY REPORT
on
A SEARCH FOR THE WIVES OF AMASA IVES
(Amasa(5) b.11/10/1747 per Wallingford CT. Vital Records V.13 P.543)
(Son of Stephen Ives and Sarah Hart)

SUMMARY

       The record is unclear on the wives of this Amasa (5). Our trip through the vital records and land records in NY. VT.MA. and CT. during April 1999 provides some information and may lead to further investigation.

       We are now sure that this Amasa’s wife was Bethiah as of March 24, 1794, and his wife was Mary as of March 19, 1816. Also that his children,2 boys and 8 girls, were children of Bethiah.

SCOPE OF THE SEARCH

       The search started in the land records in Mayville, County seat of Chautauqua County NY and included the library at Jamestown plus a trip to the Myrtle cemetery in Poland township where Amasa (5) is buried.Additional search was made in Madison County land records at Wampsville and the library in Canastota, plus a trip to the Roberts family burying ground on Milestrip Road in Fenner township.

       At Pittsfield MA,county seat of Berkshire County the land records were reviewed and extensive research was done at the library, which has the best local genealogical reference collection we found. In northern Berkshire county, the land records located in the town of Adams, and the Adams and North Adams vital records in the town clerk’s office in North Adams were reviewed.Some local historical information was found at the library in North Adams. A side trip to check the land records at Bennington VT was unproductive. (The VT Ives families were located further north in the Tinmouth area.)

       In Bristol CT, the Clock and Watch Museum has an extensive collection of Ives clocks and some by Gideon Roberts.The library in Bristol has a reference collection with some original documents and records of prior research, primarily concerning clock manufacturing by the Ives and Roberts families. Land records were reviewed in Bristol, Wallingford and Farmington. Vital records were also reviewed to some extent. They are not accessible directly unless you have a “Genealogist Card”,although a few individual inquiries will be responded to. However, that is not a bar to access to the older records for two reasons. The Birth,Deathand Marriage records in CT prior to sometime in the 19th century were kept on blocks of pages interspersed at intervals in the land records. They can be usually be found by checking the Grantor/Grantee indexes under “Births”, etc.. However the best source of CT vital records for the era is the Barbour Collection at the State Library in Hartford. It is a compilation of the local vital records entries and is cross referenced with an extensive card index. (A cross check of Barbour entries versus local entries at Wallingford indicates that all of the information available at the local level is also included in the Barbour database. ) The reference section in the State Library in Hartford contains an outstanding collection of genealogical resources, including a card index of newspaper, church, family-bible and probate records. There is also a very large collection of family history and historical books and records.

       The final stop was at Forty Fort PA and the monument that memorializes the Wyoming Massacre of July 3, 1778. Elias Roberts died there and his son Amasa was one of the survivors. (Family historical information indicates that the “James Roberts” listed on the monument as a survivor is really Amasa Roberts, whose son Jesse married Betsey Ives at Madison Co. NY on 8 January, 1815.??)

SPECIFIC FINDINGS

       The Barbour Collection and the vital records in Wallingford show that there were three Amasa’s born to the Ives families in Wallingford in 1740 to 1750:

       Amasa Ives, s. Jotham & Abigail,b. 2/7/1742?43Wall.VRv. 9,p. 554

       Amasa Ives, s. Stephen & Sarah,b.11/10/1747Wall. VR v. 13.p. 543

       Amasa Ives, s. Gideon and Eunice,b. 4/15/1748Wall. VRv. 9,p. 565

       Two Amasa's were also married at Wallingford.

       Amasa Ives Jr. m.Hulda Shailor 12/19/1771Wall. VRv. 19,p. 215
       ( Is he Jr. because he is the youngest of the two Amasa’s born in 47/48???)

       Amasa Ives m.Rebeccah Ward12/13/1782Wall.VRv. 1,p.61

As will be indicated below, we also need to followAmasa (5)’s brother Stephen Ives.The records show:

       Stephen Ives, s. of Stephen and Sarah,b.1/20/1739Wall. VRv. 13,p. 543

and:

       Stephen Ives Jr.m. Susannah Parker Nov. 20, 1766Wall.VRv. 17p. 196

Following Amasa (5) and brother Stephen, we find in the“Colonial Records and Proprietary Plans of Berkshire Northern District Registry of Deeds” (This is a copy of an early set of records that precedes the regular Berkshire County Land records and is located with them in the Clerks Office at Pittsfield MA.),the following entry on page 77:

ADAMS
EAST HOOSUCK
...
Page 88 Adams January 18, 1791.
       Pursuant to a vote of Said Town of Adams 13 March 1786 we the subscribers being appointed a committee to lease out the Publick lands belonging to said Town have proceeded on the business Beg to report that we have attended that service and have leased out the publick lands to the following persons: viz:
....
....
To Stephan and Amasa Ives: the north half of second division lot No 45 containing 100 acres during the term of 999 years for the sum of 60 Pounds, 17 shillings and 6 Pence-----

We next look at the Berkshire County census records and find that:

1790                                                               Amasa       Stephen

       Free white males of 16 years and upward,              2              1
              including heads of families:
       Free white males under 16 years                            1              2
       Free white females including heads of families              7              5

1800

       Males under 10 years of age                            0              0
       Males between 10 and 16                                   0              1
       Males between 16 and 26                                   1              0
       Males between 26 and 45                                   0              1
       Males over 45                                          1              1              

       Females under 10 years                                   2              0
       Females between 10 and 16                            2              1
       Females between 16 and 26                            2              1
       Females between 26 and 45                            0              0
       Females over 45                                          1              1

Then inBook No. 1 of the First Series of North Adams Town Records we find the following marriages:

       Page 47       7/1/1790 George Hodge-Sarah Ives
       Page 53       7/25/1792 Abraham Cook-Esther Ives
       Page 58       5/9/1793 Joshua Knapp -Lydia Ives
       Page 59       12/25/1797 Nehemiah Hodge-Rene Ives
       Page 63       1/26/1806 John Chamberlain-Lomira Ives
       Page 64       3/24/1805 Amasa Ives Jr.-Betsey White
       Page 64       4/07/1805 Ruluff Butler-Matilda Ives

The most significant document we found is in Book 3, Page 410 of the Land Records for the area located at the clerk’s office in Adams, (About 15 miles South of North Adams.)

It is a deed from William Towner, Stephen Ives and Amasa Ives to Elisha Brown & Jeremiah Colegrove. It is signed:
                                                 Wm Towner*Seal
                                                 Stephen Ives* Seal
                                                 Amasa Ives*Seal
                                                 Mary Ives
                                                 Bethiah Ives

The deed is dated November 27, 1793.
It was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Joshua Knapp and Zena(Zera?) Ives on March 24, 1794.
It was recorded October 5-9th (?)A.D. 1794

Amasa(5) and Bethiah were husband and wife as of March 24, 1794.


[We believe that Stephen’s 2d wife Mary is listed in the Rutland County Vermont Genealogical Gleanings transcribed and gathered by Elijah Ellsworth Brownell, Phila. PA, 1942, which shows that one of the Pensioners at Wallingford in Rutland County as of June 1, 1840 was:
       Mary Ives Age 75, Residing with John Ives, (Head of the family of residence)]

On to Madison Co. NY. (Where Betsey Ives married Jesse Roberts on 8 June, 1815.) In the Madison county land records at Wampsville we find a deed in BookJ, at pages 430/431 dated March 19, 1816 between:

       “Amasa Ives and Mary his wife of the town of Smithfield, County of Madison, State of New York of the first part and Amasa Ives Jun’r ...of the second part.”

       This deed is signed by Amasa Ives and MaryX(Her Mark)Ives and was               recorded on 6 June 1816.

In the 1810 census for Madison county we find:

       A. Ives
              Males 45 and up              1
              Females 10 to 16              1        (This must be Betsey??)
              Females 16 to 26              1
              Females over 45              1       (Is this Bethiah or Mary??)

       A. Ives Jr.
              Males 10 to 16              1
              Males 26 to 45               1       
              Females0 to 10              2
              Females 26 to 45              1       

In Mayville NY on June 22, 1835, the Holland Land Company sold the east half of lot No. 3 in Township No. Two in the Tenth Range to Amasa Ives (6?)This is the initial sale of this parcel after the acquisition and subdivision of the area by the Holland Land Company.(See Book 19, p.292)Subsequent deeds of property in this area are by Amasa (6) Ives and Betsey Ives. No deeds by Amasa(5) were found in the Chautauqua county land records at Mayville NY.

CONCLUSIONS

1.       It seems clear that the juvenile members of the Amasa(5) family counted on the censuses of 1790 and 1800 had to be children of Bethiah, since she was still alive on March 24, 1794 when the deed listed above was signed.

2.       We believe that Bethiah is Betsey’s mother, since the deed was signed on March 24, 1794 and Betsey was born on July 16, 1795. It hardly seems likely that Bethiah would die or leave and Amasa(5) would remarry and have a child by Mary within 16 months??? The 1810 census in NY indicates that Betsey is also the youngest and last child of Amasa(5)???

3.       Some of the Ives females who were married at North Adams in the period from 1790 through 1806 should be children of Bethiah. If the children of Stephen from that group can be identified, then the remaining females married during that time are likely to be children of Bethiah. (Our review did not show that there were other Ives families of this generation in the North Adams area at that time???)

4.       No records of the surnames of Bethiah or Mary were found.Some sources indicate that they may have been sisters with a surname of Ames, Eames, Aems, etc.. (We question whether they were sisters, since Bethiah was able to sign her name and Mary was not???) To our knowledge no marriage records of Amasa(5) have been located.

FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS THAT SHOULD BE MADE

1.       Check the Death Notice for Amasa(6) published in the Mayville NY newspaper(Mayville Sentinel???) on 3 Feb. 1864 DOD 25 Jan 1864. It may include some information about his parents?? This should be available on microfilm at the Patterson Library in Westfield NY.

2.       Check the Tinmouth and Rutland County Vermont records and other sources for identities of the Stephen and Susannah/Mary Ives children so the Amasa and Bethiah Ives children who were married at North Adams can be tentatively identified.

3.       Investigate the genealogy records of the husbands of the Ives females married about 1790 - 1806 at North Adams to see whether any of those researchers have identified the parents of the Ives females.

4.       Check with the Boston Genealogical Society which is purported to have extensive vital records for MA. This may lead to some marriage and birth records that would provide the surname of Bethiah and/or Mary.

5.       Check the NY vital records at Albany to see whether there is any record of a death of Bethiah in NY and a marriage of Amasa(5) to Mary.

May 10, 1999
John A. Cape
Margery - Roberts - Harsin - Cape3
Last Edited11 August 2018

Citations

  1. [S738] "Kim's New England Ancestors (and more)", database, Kimberly L. Branagan, Rootsweb (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=branagak : accessed 25 Jul 2017), Betsy Ives; submitted 18 Mar 2007 by John Cape, [contact information for private use], Grass Valley, CA 95949; citing GEDCOM created 28 Feb 2003
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Entry for Betsey Ives Roberts, Evergreen Cemetery
  3. [S737] John Cape, "Amasa Ives Rev War D Chaut.>HUNT", Genealogy.com,, online discussion forum, 26 Jun 2001 (http://www.genealogy.com/forum/), http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/ives/1255/

Amasa R. Roberts

M, #6098, b. 14 April 1758

Parents

FatherElias Roberts (b. 11 May 1727, d. 3 July 1778)
MotherSusanna Ives (b. 26 May 1727, d. 2 January 1804)

Family: Keturah Lindsley (b. 2 February 1768)

SonJesse K. Roberts+ (b. 19 October 1788, d. 25 June 1852)
SonAlvory Roberts (b. 7 October 1790)
DaughterSusanna Roberts (b. 2 November 1793)
DaughterAlice Roberts (b. 1795)
SonAmasa Roberts (b. 1796)
SonHiram Roberts (b. 30 August 1798, d. 1874)
SonJared Roberts (b. 1804)

Biography

BiographyThe following note is on Amasa Robert's FindaGrave page, which was created by Larry Storm in 2006.

"Amasa Roberts was born April 14, 1758, in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut. Amasa was the son of Elias and Susanna Roberts. In 1769, Amasa came with his parents from New Cambridge, Connecticut to the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania to settle that Great Wilderness. Amasa was a Private in the 24th Regiment of the Wyoming Valley Militia and was one of the few survivors of the battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778. His father, Elias was killed in the battle. His name is incorrectly noted on the plaque of survivors, as James Roberts. Amasa and the rest of the family returned to Bristol after the massacre. He married Keturah Lindsley in 1787, at Bristol. Their children were: Jesse, Alvory, Susanna, Alice, Amasa, Hiram,and Jared. In 1794, Amasa left Bristol with his wife and three children intending to move to Genesee County, New York. When they arrived at Fenner, Madison County, New York, his ox cart was broken so badly he had to stop there. He liked the country so well he decided to stay. He bought land in Fenner on the Peterboro Road in 1798. He built a log cabin on this land, which was all woods. Later he built a wood frame house which was the first in the locality. "

Kim's New England Ancestors Rootsweb World Connect tree gives the following bio:
Amasa Roberts, Sr. served in the Massachusetts Militia and was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He was a private in Captain James Walsworth's Company, Col. Elisha Porter's New Hampshire Company. He enlisted on 22 July 1779 and was discharged on 27 August 1779, serving 1 month and 11 days at New London, CT, including 6 days to travel home. Roll was sworn at Deerfield, MA. [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War Vol. XIII, p. 402]

Amasa left Deerfield, MA, with his wife and three children intending to settle in Genesee County, New York. When they arrived at Fenner, Madison County, his ox-cart was so badly broken that he had to stop there. He liked the country so well that he decided to stay on.

He bought land in Fenner on the Peterboro Road in 1798 and built a log cabin on this land, which was all woods. Later, he built the first frame house built in that area. [Tuttle Records, edited by Isabel Bracy]

According to the Chenango County Deed Book B:296, Amasa and [younger brother] Eliakim Roberts purchased from New York State on 3 Nov 1797 Lot 50 in the third Allotment New Petersburg (on the Fenner Road just east of the Cazenovia village line). They sold the same property to Thomas Turner on 11 Nov 1797.1
Research NoteThe Cazenovia Public Library has many pages of old local newspapers online in their Digital Archives. They cover from 1800 - 1919.
Birth14 April 1758Amasa R. Roberts was born on 14 April 1758 in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut.2
Marriage1787He and Keturah Lindsley were married in 1787 in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut,2
Burial1810He was buried in 1810 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Canastota, Madison County, New York.2
Last Edited2 August 2017

Citations

  1. [S738] "Kim's New England Ancestors (and more)", database, Kimberly L. Branagan, Rootsweb (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=branagak); submitted, [contact information for private use]
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota, NY

Keturah Lindsley

F, #6099, b. 2 February 1768

Parents

FatherBenjamin Lindsley (b. about 1743, d. 1784)
MotherKeturah Augur (b. 17 June 1746, d. 1824)

Family: Amasa R. Roberts (b. 14 April 1758)

SonJesse K. Roberts+ (b. 19 October 1788, d. 25 June 1852)
SonAlvory Roberts (b. 7 October 1790)
DaughterSusanna Roberts (b. 2 November 1793)
DaughterAlice Roberts (b. 1795)
SonAmasa Roberts (b. 1796)
SonHiram Roberts (b. 30 August 1798, d. 1874)
SonJared Roberts (b. 1804)

Biography

Birth2 February 1768Keturah Lindsley was born on 2 February 1768.1
Marriage1787Amasa R. Roberts and she were married in 1787 in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut,1
Burial1830She was buried in 1830 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Canastota, Madison County, New York.1
Last Edited29 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota, NY

Thaddeus Crane

M, #6100, b. 27 March 1728, d. 1 September 1803

Parents

FatherJoseph Crane (b. 1696, d. 20 August 1781)
MotherMary Couch (b. 15 December 1695, d. 9 January 1766)

Family 1: Sarah Paddock (b. 13 June 1730, d. 19 February 1777)

SonThaddeus Crane (b. 2 March 1753, d. 19 October 1776)
DaughterMary Crane (b. 1755)
DaughterSarah Crane (b. 1757)
SonJared Crane (b. 1759)
SonPeter Crane+ (b. 28 October 1761, d. 12 November 1818)
SonJames Crane+ (b. 11 October 1763, d. 17 August 1828)
DaughterElizabeth Crane (b. 1765)
DaughterAbigail Crane (b. 1770)
SonThomas Crane (b. 1772)

Family 2: Lydia Read (d. 22 April 1832)

SonThaddeus Crane (b. 31 December 1780, d. 16 October 1849)
DaughterFanny Crane (b. 11 August 1782, d. 26 October 1865)
SonGerard Crane (b. 3 January 1791, d. 11 February 1872)

Biography

BiographyThe History of Westchester County, by J.T. Scharf, dated 1886, has the following paragraph about Thaddeus:

"Colonel Thaddeus Crane, a resident of the town long before the Revolution, went out in the Continental army as major and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. He was supervisor of the town from 1784 to 1788, member of the Assembly in 1777-78-79 and a member of the convention to deliberate upon the adoption of the Constitution and voted in favor of it. He sold land, July 2, 1795, to John Lobdell. His will on record is dated July 2, 1803. He left a wife, Lydia, and sons, Peter and James, and daughters, Mary (Mrs. Nathaniel Paddock), Sarah (Mrs. Abraham Smith), Elizabeth (Mrs. Nathaniel Smith), Ruth (Mrs. Jotham Smith), Abigail, Fanny, Lydia, Theda, Weltham and Sally."

Another paragraph notes:

"Colonel Crane was an active participant in the war for liberty, holding a commission in the American army. While leading his command against a party of British, just over the present eastern line of the town and near Ridgefield, he was shot through the lungs, and the large flat rock is still to be seen where he was carried by some of his soldiers to have the bullet extracted, which was done by cutting the skin just under the shoulder-blade, the ball having passed directly through the lung and lodged under the skin of the back. It was thought impossible for him to recover, but he did so, and lived several years afterward. The bullet was preserved for many years by his family, but was eventually lost. Colonel Crane was the father of Thaddeus and Gerard Crane, the noted showmen, and his grandson, Thaddeus Crane, is now a prominent resident of the latter town."1
Birth27 March 1728Thaddeus Crane was born on 27 March 1728 in North Salem, Westchester County, New York.
Marriage24 February 1751He and Sarah Paddock were married on 24 February 1751 Sarah was the first wife of Thaddeus Crane, and had 11 children between 1752 and 1772. James was her 7th child.

Crane children with Sarah:
Dau. 1752, only lived a month
Thaddeus (1753 - 1776) - died in the Revolution from exposure
Mary, 1754 - 1830, married 1774 Nathaniel Paddock.
Sarah, 1757-1829, m. Abram Smith of North Salem, lived in Bolton, VT
Jared, 1759-1776
Peter, 1761 - 1818
James, 1763 - 1829
Elizabeth, 1765 - 1844, m. Nathaniel Smith
Ruth, 1767-1844, m. Jonathan Smith
Abigail, 1770-1848
Thomas 1772-17772
Church Affiliation31 January 1762As of 31 January 1762, Thaddeus was affiliated with Church of Christ, in Salem, Westchester County, New York. Records of the Church of Christ, Salem, as published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, April, 1900, p. 84:
Adm. Thaddeus Crane.

28 Jul 1771, A.D.M. Sarah, the wife of Thad. Crane, Esq.

https://archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealogi1900gree#page/84/mode/1up
Marriage13 January 1779He and Lydia Read were married on 13 January 1779 in North Salem, Westchester County, New York, When she married Thaddeus Crane she was Lydia Baxter, widow of John Baxter. She had 8 children with Crane. She had had 3 Baxter children by her first husband.

Crane Children with Lydia:
Thaddeus, 1780-1849
Fanny, 1782 - 1865
Lydia, 1784-1852
Theda, 1786 - 1842
Weltham, 1788-1872
Gerard, 1791 -
Sally, 1793 -
Thomas, 1797-18223
FamilyHe was of. Thaddeus had 11 children with Sarah Paddock, his first wife, and 8 children with his second wife, Lydia Read. Lydia was the widow of John Baxter, with whom she had three children before her marriage to Thaddeus.
Research Note1784In 1784 Upper Salem, Westchester County, New York. The supervisors records of Westchester County begin in Oct 1772. "In that year, and up to the meeting of the supervisors on the 31st of May, 1784, Abijah Gilbert represented the town of Salem as supervisor. At this meeting Thaddeus Crane appeared as supervisor of "The Town of Upper Salem" and Abijah Gilbert of Lower Salem. The towns were taxed separately from that time. On the 4th of March, 1788, when the county was formed into towns under the act of the Legislature, the town of Upper Salem became North Salem."4
Census1790He appeared in the census 1790 in North Salem, Westchester County, New York. Thaddeus is listed as: Thaddeus Crane Esq
1 male 16 and up
1 male under 16
7 females
1 slave


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Will2 July 1803He signed a will on 2 July 1803 in North Salem, Westchester County, New York. Devised to wife Lydia "her own personal property and at her own disposal" (etc.) mentioned dau. Mary, wife of Nathaniel Paddock; dau. Sarah, wife of Abraham Smith; son Peter Crane; son James Crane; dau. Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel Smith; dau. Ruth, wife of Jotham Smith; other six daus. viz. Abigail, Fanny, Lydia, Theda, Welthan and Sally under age and unmarried; two youngest sons Gerard Crane and Thomas Crane under 21; devised remainder of estate to son Thaddeus Crane, Junr. "as a compensation for his services in taking care of my family." Executors, son Thaddeus Crane, Junr., Tabud June, Esq., and wife Lydia Crane. Wit., Samuel Truesdall, Timothy Norton, William Rogers.5
Death1 September 1803He died on 1 September 1803 in North Salem, Westchester County, New York,
Burial3 September 1803He was buried on 3 September 1803 at June Cemetery in North Salem, Westchester County, New York.6
Probate20 September 1803He had his estate probated on 20 September 1803.5
Last Edited20 April 2018

Citations

  1. [S758] John Thomas Scharf, History of Westchester County, New York: Volume 2 (Bronx, New York: L. E. Preston & Co., 1886), pp. 506, 524; digital images, ( : accessed
  2. [S75] Mason Delano Pratt, Genealogy of Richard Henry Pratt and his wife Anna Laura Mason Pratt (San Francisco, California: Privately Printed, May, 1943), p. 26. Hereinafter cited as Pratt Genealogy.
  3. [S763] Robert Joseph Curfman, The Paddock Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Paddock of Plymouth Colony, blacksmith and constable, 1646 (Ft. Collins, CO: 1986), p. 45; image online, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=12592 : accessed
  4. [S758] Scharf, History of Westchester County, New York, p. 500
  5. [S834] New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York City: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, n.d.), Abstracts Of Wills Recorded At White Plains, Westchester County, N. Y. Subsequent To May 1, 1787, Vol 57, Issue 2, 1926, p. 106; digital images, ( : accessed
  6. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, June Cemetery, North Salem, NY