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Hannah Wescott

F, #776, b. 7 April 1725

Parents

Family: Aaron Seekins, Jr.,

SonAaron Seekins, III (b. about 1749, d. before 1840)
DaughterSarah Seekins+ (b. 27 March 1751, d. August 1821)
DaughterMary Seekins (b. about 1752)
SonCaleb Seekins (b. about 1754)
DaughterLydia Seekins (b. about 1756)
SonPaul Seekins (b. about 1759, d. 1810)
SonMartin Seekins (b. 1762, d. 1830)
DaughterMargaret Seekins (b. about 1765)

Biography

Birth7 April 1725Hannah Wescott was born on 7 April 1725 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. "the daughter of Thomas Wescott and Hannah his wife."1
Marriage17 April 1746Aaron Seekins, Jr., and she were married on 17 April 1746 in Plymouth, Middleborough County, Massachusetts, The marriage was recorded as "both of Middleborough", married by Benjamin Ruggles.

I have seen her name listed Hannah June, and Hannah Jun. I do not think those are correct. Looking at this record, it looks like Hannah Wescoat Junr with the "r" in superscript. It is spelled just like another Junior further down on the page. Was the term Junior ever used for a woman? Could there have been another Hannah Wescott in Plymouth at that time, that they wanted to differentiate from? Just a thought.

Looking in the Town Clerk Town Records for Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, I see Benjamin Ruggles, son of Mr. Benjamin Ruggles and Dorcas his wife, b. 15 Dec 1726. Probably Senior married them.
Last Edited18 January 2018

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Middleborough Town Records, p. 78

Asa Garnsey

M, #777, b. 12 May 1776, d. 1836

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey (b. 29 March 1750, d. August 1821)
MotherSarah Seekins (b. 27 March 1751, d. August 1821)

Biography

Birth12 May 1776Asa Garnsey was born on 12 May 1776.1
Directory1808As of 1808 Asa was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 110 Bedlow. as a rigger, spelled "Ace", just above his brother Ezra, Jr.2
Directory1813As of 1813 Asa was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 146 Lombardy. Asa Garnsey, rigger and stevidore, 146 Lombardy.

Other Garnsey's listed that year were:
Enoch, shoemaker, 11 Roosevelt
Levi, carpenter, 89 Church
Garnsey and Finch, builders, 28 Provost3
Death1836He died in 1836 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
Last Edited31 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Stamford Vital Records, p. 87, citing Vol 2, p. 28
  2. [S273] New York City Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register and City Directory (: D. Longworth, late 1700's - early 1800's), 1808, p. 151. Hereinafter cited as New York City Longworth's Directory.
  3. [S273] New York City Longworth's Directory, 1813, p. 118.

Silas Garnsey

M, #778, b. 8 April 1778

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey (b. 29 March 1750, d. August 1821)
MotherSarah Seekins (b. 27 March 1751, d. August 1821)

Biography

DeathSilas Garnsey died, date unknown in Piscataway, New Jersey,
Birth8 April 1778He was born on 8 April 1778.
Address1801As of 1801, Silas lived at 19 Barley St in New York City, New York County, New York.
Census1810He appeared in the census 1810 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Silas is listed as: 5 males under 10,
2 males 16-25,
1 male 26 - 44
1 female 10-15
1 female 26-44
Last Edited30 January 2018

Ezra Garnsey, Jr.

M, #779, b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey (b. 29 March 1750, d. August 1821)
MotherSarah Seekins (b. 27 March 1751, d. August 1821)

Family: Lannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

DaughterCatherine G. Garnsey (b. 10 June 1804, d. 13 September 1805)
DaughterRosetta B. Garnsey+ (b. 13 February 1806, d. between 1855 and 1860)
DaughterSarah C. (Sarah Ann) Garnsey (b. 23 September 1807, d. 5 August 1809)
SonJesse Hunt Garnsey+ (b. 5 June 1809, d. 3 January 1888)
SonSolomon Seekins Guernsey+ (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
SonJames Bennett Garnsey+ (b. 30 August 1812, d. 23 May 1889)
DaughterPhebe Garnsey (b. 23 August 1814, d. 11 December 1816)
DaughterElizabeth Garnsey (b. 17 October 1817)
SonSamuel B. Garnsey+ (b. 5 March 1820, d. after 1880)
SonWilliam H. Garnsey (b. 1 February 1822)
SonEzra Nicholas Garnsey+ (b. 12 October 1824)
SonEbenzer N. Garnsey (b. 12 October 1826)
SonLeonard Garnsey (b. 12 October 1826, d. 5 March 1827)

Biography

Birth12 April 1780Ezra Garnsey, Jr., was born on 12 April 1780 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Directory1801As of 1801 Ezra was not listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. There were 2 Garnseys:
Levi, carpenter, 48 Augustus
Silas, shoemaker, 19 Barley

Ezra and Asa did have a brother named Silas, born in 1778, two years younger than Ezra and two years older than Asa.

Also attached here is a list of the Bennet/Bennett's in the 1801 directory.
Bennet, James, cooper, 50 Lombard
Bennet, James, grocer, 2 Maiden-Lane
Bennett, James, coppersmith, 9 Peck Slip
Bennett, James, Accountant, 97 Beekman Street
Marriage31 July 1803He and Lannah Bennett were married on 31 July 1803 in New York City, New York County, New York, ceremony performed by John Wilson, Elder in Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church for 1803, p. 113, lists John Wilson in the New York Conference, in New York. Wilson is listed with others on the New York City circuit for 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. He is associated in other lists with Brooklyn.

The Old Sands Street Methodist Episcopal Church, of Brooklyn, NY, Am Illustrated Centennial Record, Edwin Warriner, Brooklyn, 1885, gives a brief biography of John Wilson (see attached images).

When someone in Stamford or Greenwich says they are from New York, or got married in New York, that could mean they went across the Byram River to Port Chester or Rye, or to Bedford, just over the border from Greenwich. But in this case, it does seem that Ezra and Lanah may have gotten married in the city. But possibly the New York circuit included some of the outlying areas in Westchester County.

In Barbour's Vital Records for Stamford, there is a marriage 4 years later, of a Sarah Bennett, who married Peter Knapp, Jr., 26 Feb, 1807, in New York, by Rev. McClay. I list it just in case Sarah may have been a relative. No other Bennetts at all are listed in the Stamford volume. This appears to be the Peter, Jr. born 14 July 1779, in Stamford, son of Peter Knapp and Sarah Reynolds, who married 1 Feb 1770, by Rev. Noah Welles. The children of Peter Knapp and Sarah Reynolds are listed in Huntington's Registration as:
PETER Knapp and Sarah Reynolds were married on Feb. 1, 1770
--Mary Knapp, born Apr. 16, 1771
--Sarah Knapp, born Apr, 16, 1773
--Jonathan Knapp, born June 17, 1775
--Peter Knapp, born July 14, 1779
--Ezra Knapp, born Aug. 4, 1781
--Leydema Knapp, born Mar. 23, 1785
--Abigail Knapp, born Apr. 25, 1787.

Huntington's Stamford Registration lists the children of Peter Knapp, Jr., and Sarah Bennett as:

--Elizabeth Jane Knapp, born Dec. 16,1807 (married Ebenezer H. Watson 18 Nov 1829, Stamford, 1st Cong. Church, by Rev. Daniel Smith. Ebenezer died in 1850, his death was in the New York Evening Post dated 22 Oct 1850: "Panama, 28th ult. Ebenezer H. Watson, formerly of this City.")
--James Bennett Knapp, born Nov. 30, 1809. It appears that James Bennett Knapp did not marry.

They also had another daughter, Sarah Ann.

They are buried in Northfield Cemetery, Stamford. Sarah died in 1828 and Peter in 1838.1,2
Directory1808As of 1808 Ezra was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 115 Bedford. as a shoemaker. Also attached is a list of the Bennet/Bennett's in the 1808 directory.

Lanah named a son James Bennett Garnsey, and there are two James Bennett's and one James Bennet.

James Bennett, cooper, 180 Division
James Bennett, coppersmith, 210 Water
James Bennet, accountant 12 Mott

I don't put much importance on the spelling, because several of these James's were spelled the reverse way in the 1801 directory.
Census1810He appeared in the census 1810 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Ezra is listed as: one male under 10,
one 10-15,
Ezra, Jr. 26-44,
1 female under 10,
1 f. 16-25.

David Holly listed about 5 names above.3
Census1820He appeared in the census 1820 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Ezra is listed as: Ezra Garnsey Ju'r, with 3 males under 10, 1 males 10-15, 1 males 26-44, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 +, 1 person engaged in manufactures. Surrounded by Smiths and Webbs.4
Census1830He appeared in the census 1830 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Ezra is listed as: 3 males 5-9 (Ezra, William & Samuel), 1 males 15-19 (Solomon was 19 at this time), 1 male 40-49, 1 female 10-15 (Elizabeth), 1 female 20-29 (Rosetta), 1 female 40-49.5
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Ezra is listed as:
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 in Murray, Orleans County, New York. Ezra is listed as: Garnsey, age 70, Shoemaker, $200, and Lanah, 63, b. NY.6
Census11 June 1855He appeared in the household of John Miller in the census 11 June 1855 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as John Miller (age 50, b. New York City, lived in Utica 14 years, Blacksmith, landowner)
Rosetta (age 49, wife, born in New York City, lived in Utica 14 years (and the same for the following children)
Sarah E. (age 23, daughter, born in Monroe County, Dressmaker)
Martha A. (age 21, daughter, born in Monroe County, Cotton Factory)
Emily M. (age 19, daughter, born in Monroe County)
John H. (age 17, son, born in Monroe County, Blacksmith)
Eliza J. (age 16, daughter, born in Monroe County)
Jabez L. (age 14, son, born in Oneida County)
Ezra Gurnsey (age 75, Father-in-Law, born in Conn., lived in Utica 6 months, owns property)
Leanah Gurnsey (age 68, Mother-in-Law, born in Kings County, lived in Utica 6 months)
Deathafter 1855Ezra Garnsey, Jr., died after 1855 in Utica, Oneida County, New York,
Burialafter 1855He was buried after 1855 at Corn Hill Cemetery in Utica, Oneida County, New York. (Haven't yet found where Corn Hill Cemetery was.)
Last Edited6 October 2021

Citations

  1. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Stamford, p. 18, citing Vol 2, p. 121.
  2. [S234] Reverend Elijah B. Huntington, compiler, Stamford registration of births, marriages and deaths : including every name, relationship, and date now found in the Stamford registers, from the first record down to the year 1825. (Stamford, Connecticut, Viewed at Fairfield County USGenWeb site, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stamford/hr_index.htm: WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO., STEAM PRINTERS, 1874). Hereinafter cited as REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS OF STAMFORD FAMILIES.
  3. [S90] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S89] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S88] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Lannah Bennett

F, #780, b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856

Parents

FatherSpeculative James Bennett, DummyRecord (b. between 1755 and 1765)

Family: Ezra Garnsey, Jr., (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)

DaughterCatherine G. Garnsey (b. 10 June 1804, d. 13 September 1805)
DaughterRosetta B. Garnsey+ (b. 13 February 1806, d. between 1855 and 1860)
DaughterSarah C. (Sarah Ann) Garnsey (b. 23 September 1807, d. 5 August 1809)
SonJesse Hunt Garnsey+ (b. 5 June 1809, d. 3 January 1888)
SonSolomon Seekins Guernsey+ (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
SonJames Bennett Garnsey+ (b. 30 August 1812, d. 23 May 1889)
DaughterPhebe Garnsey (b. 23 August 1814, d. 11 December 1816)
DaughterElizabeth Garnsey (b. 17 October 1817)
SonSamuel B. Garnsey+ (b. 5 March 1820, d. after 1880)
SonWilliam H. Garnsey (b. 1 February 1822)
SonEzra Nicholas Garnsey+ (b. 12 October 1824)
SonEbenzer N. Garnsey (b. 12 October 1826)
SonLeonard Garnsey (b. 12 October 1826, d. 5 March 1827)

Biography

Research NoteWest Farms. "The patent for West Farms was granted to John Richardson and Edward Jessup April 25, 1666... Edward Jessup had a daughter Elizabeth, who married Thomas Hunt, and his part came into their possession. The whole divided in 1669, Thomas Hunt having the part still known as "Hunt's Point." "1
Birth1787Lannah Bennett was born in 1787 in Kings County, New York. The Family Search record L1MM-PFY for her gives a birth date of 11 Mar 1787 in Stamford. The 1855 New York State census specifically lists Kings County as her birthplace.

A 1796 Brooklyn directory transcription lists 2 Bennet's:
Bennet, John, livery stable, Main Road.
Bennet, widow, washer, Main Road.

In an 1823 Brooklyn Directory, there was a John J. Bennet, Cornet attached to the 1st Regt NYS Artillery, and the following residents:
Bennet Abraham, shoe store 47 Fulton
Bennet Fulkart, milkman 94 Fulton
Bennet John C. tailor 49 Sands
Bennet William, shoe store 90 Fulton
Bennet William, laborer 25 Furman
Bennet Winant, shoe store 92 Fulton
Bennet Jane, alley betw Fulton & Poplar
Bennet Mrs. 3? Cranberry

So the addresses of 90, 92, and 94 Fulton were Bennet's.2
Research Note1790In 1790 Rye, Westchester County, New York. Lanah named a son Jesse Hunt Garnsey. In the 1790 Rye census, there was a Jesse Hunt Esq. with one male > 16, 2 females, and 3 slaves.

This was the Jesse Hunt mentioned in the Jessup Genealogy, descended from the Thomas Hunt who was one of the original proprietors of West Farms, Westchester County (Thomas -> Thomas -> Thomas -> Jesse). He was born in 1727, and married 1st Sarah Staples of Fairfield, CT, and 2nd, Esther Brown. He was high-sheriff of Westchester County, and proprietor of Hunter's Island. He had 4 children, supposedly, and one of them was named Jesse also. The Jessup Genealogy did not have much detail about him. His son Jesse might have been born, say, 1750.

[Note: During the Revolution, West Farms was a Loyalist stronghold, with bands of raiders led by James DeLancey, the Outlaw of the Bronx," who built a wooden fort and harrassed American forces in Westchester County. The fort was burned in early 1779, and the DeLancey family eventually relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. James DeLancey was a High Sheriff of Westchester County in the early 1770's. https://annapolisheritagesociety.com/community-history/notable-personalities-past/colonel-james-delancey/ ]

The original proprietor, the first Thomas Hunt (1640 - ) was married to the daughter of Edward Jessup, the other original proprietor of West Farms. Ezra Garnsey, Jr's sister Sarah married Jorum Jessup, a great-great grandson of Edward Jessup. Jorum Jessup's sister Sarah Jessup married Wilsey Webb, the brother of Sally (Webb) Holly's father William Webb. So when Sally Holly's grandson Newman married Ezra Garnsey Jr.'s granddaughter Annie, the marriage reconnected two families that had already been connected two generations earlier by mutual Jessup marriages.

Jesse Hunt the sheriff had numerous siblings and the eldest was Thomas (1729-1808), the 4th Thomas to inherit the Hunt's Point homestead. This 4th Thomas Hunt had 12 children, one of whom was Dr. Joseph Hunt, a physician, b. in 1764, died in Fayette, Seneca County, N.Y. 3 Sep 1827. (His death was noted in the Geneva, N.Y. Palladium, 19 Sep, 1827.) Joseph married, 4 Apr 1794, in Demerara, South America, Frances H. Bennett, the daughter of James Bennett, an English planter and son of the governor of St. Martin. Frances also had a brother William Bennett, of Boston. Frances died 29 Mar 1851 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, MI.

This was not the only connection with Demerara, South America in the Hunt family. A brother of Joseph Hunt, Henry Hunt, married a Miss Rogers of Demerara. Demerara is now part of Guyana on the north coast of South America, and was a Dutch colony until 1815, and then part of British Guiana from 1838-1966.

Dr. Joseph Hunt and Frances Bennett had seven children. One of them was named James Bennett Hunt (1798, Demerara - 1857, Washington DC). James was a lawyer and a member of Congress from 1853 - 1857. A brother of James Bennett Hunt was Thomas Joshua Hunt (1795, Demerara - 1852, Pontiac, Michigan, buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac). Dr. Joseph Hunt is mentioned in an article in a 1932 issue of the Waterloo Observer, "of Marathon, Cortland county" in a list of well known medical men in the region from Utica to Canandaigua after the Revolution.

Another sibling of the 4th Thomas and Dr. Joseph was Ward Hunt, b. 1739 in Westchester County. Ward had 4 children, and one of them, Montgomery Hunt (1777 - 1837) was in banking and was sent to establish a branch of Manhattan Bank in Utica, N.Y., where he was cashier until 1834. Montgomery's son Ward (1810-1886) was born in Utica, and after becoming a lawyer was mayor of Utica for a number of years. He became a judge and in 1872 was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court, which he held until a few years before his death.

Lanah and Ezra lived in Utica with their daughter Rosetta for a few years before their deaths in the second half of the 1850's.

I don't know why Lanah and Ezra named a son James Bennett Garnsey or Jesse Hunt Garnsey but the coincidence of names made me wonder if there could be a connection.
Research Note2 May 1803On 2 May 1803 New York City, New York County, New York. Jesse Hunt (Gilmans) read in.

I am listing this because this is around the time Lanah and Ezra were married in a ME ceremony in NYC, and six years later she named a son Jesse Hunt Garnsey.

It appears that a Jesse Hunt may have been a Methodist preacher. The New York East Conference and Preachers Meeting Minutes (Vol 113-121) of 1829 lists a preacher Jesse Hunt in attendance.
Marriage31 July 1803Ezra Garnsey, Jr., and she were married on 31 July 1803 in New York City, New York County, New York, ceremony performed by John Wilson, Elder in Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church for 1803, p. 113, lists John Wilson in the New York Conference, in New York. Wilson is listed with others on the New York City circuit for 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. He is associated in other lists with Brooklyn.

The Old Sands Street Methodist Episcopal Church, of Brooklyn, NY, Am Illustrated Centennial Record, Edwin Warriner, Brooklyn, 1885, gives a brief biography of John Wilson (see attached images).

When someone in Stamford or Greenwich says they are from New York, or got married in New York, that could mean they went across the Byram River to Port Chester or Rye, or to Bedford, just over the border from Greenwich. But in this case, it does seem that Ezra and Lanah may have gotten married in the city. But possibly the New York circuit included some of the outlying areas in Westchester County.

In Barbour's Vital Records for Stamford, there is a marriage 4 years later, of a Sarah Bennett, who married Peter Knapp, Jr., 26 Feb, 1807, in New York, by Rev. McClay. I list it just in case Sarah may have been a relative. No other Bennetts at all are listed in the Stamford volume. This appears to be the Peter, Jr. born 14 July 1779, in Stamford, son of Peter Knapp and Sarah Reynolds, who married 1 Feb 1770, by Rev. Noah Welles. The children of Peter Knapp and Sarah Reynolds are listed in Huntington's Registration as:
PETER Knapp and Sarah Reynolds were married on Feb. 1, 1770
--Mary Knapp, born Apr. 16, 1771
--Sarah Knapp, born Apr, 16, 1773
--Jonathan Knapp, born June 17, 1775
--Peter Knapp, born July 14, 1779
--Ezra Knapp, born Aug. 4, 1781
--Leydema Knapp, born Mar. 23, 1785
--Abigail Knapp, born Apr. 25, 1787.

Huntington's Stamford Registration lists the children of Peter Knapp, Jr., and Sarah Bennett as:

--Elizabeth Jane Knapp, born Dec. 16,1807 (married Ebenezer H. Watson 18 Nov 1829, Stamford, 1st Cong. Church, by Rev. Daniel Smith. Ebenezer died in 1850, his death was in the New York Evening Post dated 22 Oct 1850: "Panama, 28th ult. Ebenezer H. Watson, formerly of this City.")
--James Bennett Knapp, born Nov. 30, 1809. It appears that James Bennett Knapp did not marry.

They also had another daughter, Sarah Ann.

They are buried in Northfield Cemetery, Stamford. Sarah died in 1828 and Peter in 1838.3,4
Census11 June 1855She appeared in the household of John Miller in the census 11 June 1855 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as John Miller (age 50, b. New York City, lived in Utica 14 years, Blacksmith, landowner)
Rosetta (age 49, wife, born in New York City, lived in Utica 14 years (and the same for the following children)
Sarah E. (age 23, daughter, born in Monroe County, Dressmaker)
Martha A. (age 21, daughter, born in Monroe County, Cotton Factory)
Emily M. (age 19, daughter, born in Monroe County)
John H. (age 17, son, born in Monroe County, Blacksmith)
Eliza J. (age 16, daughter, born in Monroe County)
Jabez L. (age 14, son, born in Oneida County)
Ezra Gurnsey (age 75, Father-in-Law, born in Conn., lived in Utica 6 months, owns property)
Leanah Gurnsey (age 68, Mother-in-Law, born in Kings County, lived in Utica 6 months)
Death2 March 1856She died on 2 March 1856 Death date taken from Family Search record, L1MM-PFY. The location is given as Utica, Dane County, Wisconsin. I would expect she died in Utica, New York, where she was living but I have not found that.
Last Edited6 October 2021

Citations

  1. [S826] William S. Pelletreau, Early Wills of Westchester County, New York from 1664 to 1784: With Genealogical and Historical Notes (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1898), P. 6, Footnote.; digital images, ( : accessed
  2. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Stamford, p. 18, citing Vol 2, p. 121.
  4. [S234] Reverend Elijah B. Huntington, compiler, Stamford registration of births, marriages and deaths : including every name, relationship, and date now found in the Stamford registers, from the first record down to the year 1825. (Stamford, Connecticut, Viewed at Fairfield County USGenWeb site, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stamford/hr_index.htm: WM. W. GILLESPIE & CO., STEAM PRINTERS, 1874). Hereinafter cited as REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS OF STAMFORD FAMILIES.

Sally (Sarah) Garnsey

F, #781, b. 17 March 1782, d. 28 July 1861

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey (b. 29 March 1750, d. August 1821)
MotherSarah Seekins (b. 27 March 1751, d. August 1821)

Family: Jorum Jessup (b. 30 June 1775, d. 27 January 1814)

SonSamuel Jorum Jessup (b. 1831)

Biography

Birth17 March 1782Sally (Sarah) Garnsey was born on 17 March 1782.
Marriage20 November 1803Jorum Jessup and she were married on 20 November 1803 NOTE: Selah Mead (whose daughter Elizabeth married Sally's nephew Solomon) was apprenticed to Oliver Jessup in New York City until he ran away 1799. Oliver and his brother Lewis Jessup died in the malignant fever epidemic of 1801. Check if related.1
Death28 July 1861She died on 28 July 1861 in LaPorte, Indiana,
Last Edited30 April 2019

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979), p. 501. Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

Solomon Garnsey

M, #782, b. 25 May 1787, d. 26 February 1841

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey (b. 29 March 1750, d. August 1821)
MotherSarah Seekins (b. 27 March 1751, d. August 1821)

Biography

Birth25 May 1787Solomon Garnsey was born on 25 May 1787.
Death26 February 1841He died on 26 February 1841 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
Burial28 February 1841He was buried on 28 February 1841 at Northfield (North Street) Cemetery in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Solomon is listed in two cemeteries on Findagrave, Northfield Cemetery in Stamford, and Old North Main Street Cemetery in Danbury. In the Hale Collection listed online at www.hale-collection.com, no Garnsey's are buried in the Danbury Cemetery.

The inscription in Northfield (also called North Street) Cemetery in Stamford, as reported on the CTgenweb.org website, is "died Feb. 26, 1841, age 53 yes. 9 mos."1
Newspaper Advertisement13 October 1841Sentence template:
The 13 October 1841 edition of the Stamford Advocate, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, contained the following advertisement: Auction:

Will be sold at public Auction, on Saturday, the 9th inst., on the premises of Solomon Guernsey, dec'd, at 2 o'clock, P.M., one horse, one cow, one waggon and harness, one gig and harness, one sleigh, one plough, one chest carpenters' tools, etc. etc.

Jacob S. Guernsey
Samuel Lockwood
Administrators
Oct. 1, 1841: The above sale stands adjourned to Friday the 15 inst.
Last Edited17 October 2020

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Northfield Cemetery, Stamford, CT

Catherine G. Garnsey

F, #783, b. 10 June 1804, d. 13 September 1805

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

Birth10 June 1804Catherine G. Garnsey was born on 10 June 1804 in New York City, New York County, New York.1
Death13 September 1805She died on 13 September 18051
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Stamford Vital Records, p. 87, citing Vol 2, p. 121

Rosetta B. Garnsey

F, #784, b. 13 February 1806, d. between 1855 and 1860

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Family: John Miller (b. 1804)

DaughterSarah E Miller (b. 1832)
DaughterMartha A. Miller (b. 1834)
DaughterEmily F. Miller (b. 1836)
SonJohn H. Miller (b. 1838, d. 2 December 1912)
DaughterEliza J. Miller (b. 1839)
SonJabez L. Miller+ (b. August 1841, d. 12 March 1912)

Biography

Birth13 February 1806Rosetta B. Garnsey was born on 13 February 1806 in New York City, New York County, New York.1
Marriage29 November 1830John Miller and she were married on 29 November 1830
Census1850She appeared in the household of John Miller in the census 1850 at Ward 3 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as John Miller, 44, Blacksmith, b. NY.
Rosetta is 45, and the following children are listed,
Martha A., 24(?),
Sarah E, 18,
Emily F. 11,
John A, 12,
Eliza J 11,
Jabez L, 8.
Five other people in household, assume boarders, Erby (?) Girzelman, 16, Germany, Elizabeth Cross (?). 26, Louise Higham, 18, Westley Cross, stone cutter, 28, Innus Jones, machinist, Lawrence Black, machinist.
Census11 June 1855She appeared in the household of John Miller in the census 11 June 1855 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as John Miller (age 50, b. New York City, lived in Utica 14 years, Blacksmith, landowner)
Rosetta (age 49, wife, born in New York City, lived in Utica 14 years (and the same for the following children)
Sarah E. (age 23, daughter, born in Monroe County, Dressmaker)
Martha A. (age 21, daughter, born in Monroe County, Cotton Factory)
Emily M. (age 19, daughter, born in Monroe County)
John H. (age 17, son, born in Monroe County, Blacksmith)
Eliza J. (age 16, daughter, born in Monroe County)
Jabez L. (age 14, son, born in Oneida County)
Ezra Gurnsey (age 75, Father-in-Law, born in Conn., lived in Utica 6 months, owns property)
Leanah Gurnsey (age 68, Mother-in-Law, born in Kings County, lived in Utica 6 months)
Deathbetween 1855 and 1860She died between 1855 and 1860 in Utica, Oneida County, New York,2
Last Edited4 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S563] , Census, Microfilmed, Ancestry.com census records.
  2. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

John Miller

M, #785, b. 1804

Family: Rosetta B. Garnsey (b. 13 February 1806, d. between 1855 and 1860)

DaughterSarah E Miller (b. 1832)
DaughterMartha A. Miller (b. 1834)
DaughterEmily F. Miller (b. 1836)
SonJohn H. Miller (b. 1838, d. 2 December 1912)
DaughterEliza J. Miller (b. 1839)
SonJabez L. Miller+ (b. August 1841, d. 12 March 1912)

Biography

Birth1804John Miller was born in 1804 in New York City, New York County, New York.1,2
Marriage29 November 1830He and Rosetta B. Garnsey were married on 29 November 1830
Relocation1841In 1841, John Miller moved to Utica, Oneida County, New York. from Monroe County.2
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 at Ward 3 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as: John Miller, 44, Blacksmith, b. NY.
Rosetta is 45, and the following children are listed,
Martha A., 24(?),
Sarah E, 18,
Emily F. 11,
John A, 12,
Eliza J 11,
Jabez L, 8.
Five other people in household, assume boarders, Erby (?) Girzelman, 16, Germany, Elizabeth Cross (?). 26, Louise Higham, 18, Westley Cross, stone cutter, 28, Innus Jones, machinist, Lawrence Black, machinist.
Census11 June 1855He appeared in the census 11 June 1855 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as: John Miller (age 50, b. New York City, lived in Utica 14 years, Blacksmith, landowner)
Rosetta (age 49, wife, born in New York City, lived in Utica 14 years (and the same for the following children)
Sarah E. (age 23, daughter, born in Monroe County, Dressmaker)
Martha A. (age 21, daughter, born in Monroe County, Cotton Factory)
Emily M. (age 19, daughter, born in Monroe County)
John H. (age 17, son, born in Monroe County, Blacksmith)
Eliza J. (age 16, daughter, born in Monroe County)
Jabez L. (age 14, son, born in Oneida County)
Ezra Gurnsey (age 75, Father-in-Law, born in Conn., lived in Utica 6 months, owns property)
Leanah Gurnsey (age 68, Mother-in-Law, born in Kings County, lived in Utica 6 months)
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. John is listed as: John Miller, Blacksmith, $200, age 56, with
Sarah, 30, dressmaker,
Martha 28, weaver,
Emily 26, domestic,
Eliza, 21 weaver,
Jacob, 19, blacksmith3
Last Edited4 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S563] , Census, Microfilmed, Ancestry.com census records.
  3. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Sarah C. (Sarah Ann) Garnsey

F, #786, b. 23 September 1807, d. 5 August 1809

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

Birth23 September 1807Sarah C. (Sarah Ann) Garnsey was born on 23 September 1807.
Death5 August 1809She died on 5 August 1809 at Durham Cemetery1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979), GG says "p. 31" but I don't know what publication they are referring to. Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

Jesse Hunt Garnsey

M, #787, b. 5 June 1809, d. 3 January 1888

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Family: Clara Patrick (b. 1815, d. before 1880)

DaughterHarriet J. Garnsey (b. 23 August 1833)
SonGeorge Henry Garnsey (b. 19 April 1836)
DaughterHannah Maria Garnsey+ (b. 13 June 1840)
DaughterSarah Ann Garnsey (b. 16 October 1845)

Biography

DNA CluesWTP has Ancestry match jammills5, 20 cM segment, Jesse was his 3rd gg.
Birth5 June 1809Jesse Hunt Garnsey was born on 5 June 1809 in New York City, New York County, New York. This name is very interesting because there was a Jesse Hunt, Esq. who was actually Sheriff of the County, from Rye, 1781-1785. So it would be interested to learn whether Hunt is found on the Garnsey side, and if not, it might indicate the Bennett side.1
Marriage22 July 1830He and Clara Patrick were married on 22 July 1830 in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 at Town of Westport in Westford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Jesse is listed as: Jesse H. Guernsey (one male under 5,
one male 20-29,
one female 5-9
one female 20-29)

Neighbors William Hanford, Frederick Foote, Elisa Lee, William Davis Jr.
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut. Jesse is listed as: Jess H. Gurnsey (age 40, Shoemaker, b. N.Y.)
Clara (age 35, b. Conn.)
Harriet J. (age 16)
George (age 14)
Hannah (age 10)
Sarah A. (age 4)
Ann Dauche (age 33, b. Conn.)

Neighbors: Samuel Deforest, Lewis Adams, Joseph Nash,Frederic Foot.
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut. Jesse is listed as: Jesse Gurnsey (age 50, Carpenter, personal estate $100, b. Conn.)
Clarrisa (age 45, b. Conn.)
Sarah A. (age 15, b. Conn.)

Neighbors: Caroline Sanford, wealthy, her son Zalmon is a hardware merchant, several servants.
Sarah Mills, age 62, and Anna Beers (95) and John P. Mills (Oyster Saloon)
Frederick Foot and family)
Census1870He appeared in the census 1870 at Wilton in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut. Jesse is listed as: Jesse H. Guernsey (age 61, House Carpenter, b. New York)
Clara (age 55, Keeping house, b. Conn.)

Neighbors, Platt Pearsall, James Allen, Henry Sherwood, John Baker.
Death3 January 1888He died on 3 January 1888 in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut,
Last Edited27 April 2019

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

Solomon Seekins Guernsey

M, #788, b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Family: Elizabeth Jane Mead (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)

SonSelah Washburn Guernsey+ (b. 25 July 1834, d. 16 October 1925)
DaughterSarah Jane Guernsey+ (b. 6 February 1836, d. after 1920)
SonGeorge Emory Guernsey (b. 14 September 1838, d. 14 May 1905)
DaughterMary Elizabeth Guernsey (b. 7 November 1846, d. 23 December 1932)
DaughterAnnie Maria Guernsey+ (b. 28 May 1859, d. 4 March 1911)
Solomon Seekins Guernsey

Biography

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Birth7 December 1811Solomon Seekins Guernsey was born on 7 December 1811 in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Witness1820He appeared on the census of 1820 in the household of Ezra Garnsey, Jr., in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Ezra Garnsey Ju'r, with 3 males under 10, 1 males 10-15, 1 males 26-44, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 +, 1 person engaged in manufactures. Surrounded by Smiths and Webbs.2
Witness1830Solomon Seekins Guernsey appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of Ezra Garnsey, Jr., in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. 3 males 5-9 (Ezra, William & Samuel), 1 males 15-19 (Solomon was 19 at this time), 1 male 40-49, 1 female 10-15 (Elizabeth), 1 female 20-29 (Rosetta), 1 female 40-49.3
Marriage14 February 1833Solomon Seekins Guernsey and Elizabeth Jane Mead were married on 14 February 1833 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, by Rev. Ebenezer Washburn.4
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Solomon is listed as: 1 males 5-9, 1 males 20-29, 1 femaile under 5, 1 female 20-29. Right next to Sely Mead.
Witness13 June 1842He was listed in the probate record of Selah Mead on 13 June 1842 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. See Selah Mead for details. The entry in Spencer Mead's Abstracts is "Mead, Selah, late of Greenwich, June 13, 1842, his widow, refused to qualify, and letters of administration on his estate granted to Solomon Garnsey of Greenwich, who was ordered to advertise for claims, page 106. Inventory taken by Zaccheus Mead and Nelson Bush, and filed June 15, 1842, page 107. June 13, 1842, account filed, and commissioners appointed to adjust claims of creditors, page 122. June 27, 1842, report of commissioners filed, page 167. Dec. 19, 1842, dower of his widow, Sarah Mead, ordered set out, pages 181 and 182. Dec. 19, 1842, dower set out, page 182. Dec. 19, 1842, account filed, and real estate ordered sold to pay debts, pages 181 and 205. Real estate sold to Isaac Van Voorhis of New York City, and report of sale filed Dec. 31, 1842, page 205."5
Witness19 December 1842Solomon Seekins Guernsey was listed in the probate record of Selah Mead on 19 December 1842 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. See Selah Mead for details. To the Probate Court for the District of Stamford S.S. Greenwich, Dist 19: Estate of Selah Mead, late of Greenwich in said District deceased. The subscribing commissioners on the Estate respectfully report that having been duly sworn we gave public notice of the times and places of our meetings for (attending?) the creditors to receive and examine their claims against the same by posting a notice thereof on the sign post nearest where the deceased last dwelt in the town of Greenwich and by publishing the same in the Stamford Sentinel a newspaper printed in Fairfield County: and having met pursuant to said notice and having heard the parties and examined the claims exhibited to us we do allow the following persons the sums respectively set against their names: viz. Isaac Van vorhees three notes of hand Mortgaged Prinl (?) & Interest $1198.39. Isaac Vanvorhees Book a/c paid for taxes $8.50. John M. Denton Note principal & interest $5.62. Dr. Darius Mead Book a/c last sickness $3.00. Solomon S. Gansey Book a/c at last sickness $6.85. Gilbert Lent Coffin & funeral expenses $13.00, Walter Howel Execution $61.79, William Elliott Book a/c $4.31. Fulir (?) L. Daggett Book a/c $2.83. Nathaniel Ferris Book a/c $3.50 Frederick Lockwood Book a/c $2.45. William L. Huisdale Book a/c $7.66 Ephraim Golden Book a/c $1.50 Jabez Finch $5.50 Hanford Mead Balance on Note $12.82. Samuel Close and Thomas A. Mead, Commissioners under oath.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842, the foregoing report of commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead is accepted, approved and ordered to be recorded. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842:
The commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased having made their report to this court which has been approved accepted and ordered to be recorded by which report it is made to appear that said estate is insolvent. This court doth therefore appoint Samuel Close, Thomas A. Mead and Seth Lyon all of said Greenwich, disinterested freeholders, distributors to set out to the widow of said deceased her dower in said estate and they are to make return of their doings in the --?-- to this court. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842:
The commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased, having made their report to this court, which is approved, accepted and ordered to be recorded; by which report it being made to appear that said estate is insolvent; this court doth thereupon order to be set out to Sarah Mead widow of said Selah Mead the following articles of personal property the same being by law exempted from liability to be taken on execution: viz. One Table $1.75, one Looking glass 1.00, 8 chairs 3.00, 16 yds. Carpet 2.00, 1 Table, 3.71 (?), 1 Stove & pipes 3.00, two Bedsteads 1.00, one old closet and 2 Boxes .50 (?), nine barrels 1.12 ½. 1 Bed & Bedding 10.00, One Cow 17.00. Attest, R. Hoyt Clock, Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

District of Stamford S.S. Probate Count, December 19th, 1842, Estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased.
Whereas, The commissioners on said estate have made their report to this court which is accepted approved and ordered to be recorded by which it is made to appear that said Estate is insolvent. Therefore, ordered by the Court, That the Administrator sell all the Real and personal Estate of said deceased, subject to the widows rightly dower in said real estate at public auction and return make of this order his doings thereon. And he will give notice of such sale by advertising in a newspaper printed in Stamford and by posting a notice on the sign post nearest to the real estate to be sold and in the same town and return make of notice given pursuant to this order. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.4
Witness31 December 1842Solomon Seekins Guernsey was listed in the probate record of Selah Mead on 31 December 1842 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. See Selah Mead for details. To the Probate Court for the District of Stamford. The subscriber pursuant to the order of said Court made on the 19th day of December 1842 directing me to sell all of the real and personal Estate of the deceased Selah Mead and to give notice thereof as by said order on --?-- more fully appear hereby return: That, he gave public notice of the time and place of such sale by advertising in the Stamford Sentinel a newspaper printed in the County of Fairfield and posted a notice thereof on the signpost nearest to the said land in said town of Greenwich in which town said land lies and pursuant to said order and said notice sold at public auction the following Real Estate of said deceased, viz: he sold & legally conveyed to Isaac Van Voorhis of the City of New York the equity of (redemption?) two pieces of land one containing about five acres and bounded north on land of Darius Mead, East by land of Dinah Bush, South by land of Dinah Bush and West by highway: the other containing about two acres with buildings thereon bounded North and East by highway, South by land owned by Augustus Lyon and west by land of Jacob T. Weed for the sum of one dollar subject to the widows right of dower in both of said pieces of land - Solomon S. Gansey---
At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 31st day of December A.D. 1842-
The forgoing Esturie(?) of Sale is accepted approved and ordered to be recorded. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.
Research Note14 November 1843On 14 November 1843 Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Daniel M. Mead, in A History of the Town of Greenwich, 1857, gave the following information on the Methodist Episcopal Society of Horseneck. "This Society was formed on the 14th day of November, A.D. 1843. The mutual agreement by which this association was formed, is recorded upon the records of the Society as follows:

Whereas the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church resident in Horseneck, in the town of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn., desire to make provision for the maintenance of the public worship of God according to the usages and doctrines of the Methodist Episcopal Church in said Horseneck as may be considered necessary.

Therefore we the underdigned for the accomplishment of the above named object do hereby by mutual agreement associate ourselves together as a religious society for the maintenance of the public worship of God according to the usages and doctrines of the said Methodist Episcopal Church in said Horseneck, by the name and style of the Horseneck Methodist Episcopal Society; by which name and style the said Society is to be called and known; which said society we do hereby constitute to be subject to all the incidents and liabilities to which religious societies and congregations are by law subject and possess and enjoy all rights powers and privileges given by law to religious societies and congregations.

And we hereby declare this meeting at which the undersigned are present to be the first meeting of said Society the same being holden by us all this 14th day of November, A.D. 1843 at the school house in said Horseneck. And we do hereby appoint John A. Merritt clerk of said Society to continue in office until another be chosen and sworn in his room. And we also appoint Jonathan A. Close, Elisha Halsted, Gilbert Marshall, Solomon S. Gansey and Benjamin Peck jun. to be the committee of the said Society to order the affairs of said society according to law.

And we do hereby fix on the school house in Horseneck Society as the place of holding the meetings of said society until the society shall otherwise direct and we direct that the clerk of this society shall cause the articles of association to be recorded in the records of this Society.

We also appoint Elisha Halsted Treasurer of this society. We also fix on the first Monday of November as the time when the annual meetings of this society shall be holden until the society shall otherwise direct.

Witness our hands this 14th day of November A.D. 1843.
SOLOMON S. GANSEY,
ELISHA HALSTED,
JOHN A. MERRITT,
GILBERT MARSHALL,
JOHN M. WEED,
JONATHAN A. CLOSE,
BENJAMIN PECK, JUN.

On the 14th of November, 1848, the following united with the Society: Gilbert Lent, Samuel Slagle, Samuel Minor, William Funston, Wm McF. Howard (withdrawn), John Marshall, William Barmore, Charles Gorse.

And on or soon after the 8th of December, 1851, Charles Owen, Drake Marshall, Richard Burns, David H. Smith, Samuel Riker, Samuel Burns, Humphrey D. Mead, John Dayton.

On the 22d of January, 1844, by unanimous consent it was voted to build a meeting-house. The deminsions were thirty feet by forty-five. The building committee then appointed were Elisha Halsted, Jonathan A. Close, and Benjamin Peck, jr. This building was immediately commenced, and soon completed.

The ministers of this Church have been in the following order--Rev., Rufus C. Putney, Benjamin Redford, Jacob C. Washburne, Charles Gorse, John A. Selleck, G.L. Fuller, P.L. Hoyt, George Dunbar, Senaca Howland, present minister. "
Research Note1843In 1843 Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. D. Hamilton Hurd states in his history, p. 386, "Among other early Methodists in the vicinity are mentioned the names of John Avery and wife, Benjamin Wilson and wife, Mrs. Matilda Mead, Mrs. Platt Newman, Miss Mahala Hitchcock, Mrs. Maria Marshall, Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, Mrs. Isaac Weed, Mrs. Selah Mead, Miss Marilda Fletcher, Mrs. William Mead, Mrs. Huldah Tracey, Mrs. Nehemiah Mead, Mrs. Charity Tudor (colored), Mrs. Ellen Treadwell (colored), Gilbert Lent, Samuel Slagle, Samuel Minor, William Funston, William McF. (MeF.?) Howard, John Marshall, William Barmore, Charles Gorse.6
Census1850Solomon Seekins Guernsey appeared in the census 1850 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Solomon is listed as: Solomon S. Garnsey, age 40, Carpenter, $600.
Elizabeth, 35,
Selah, 16,
Sarah J. 14,
George 9,
Mary 5.

Lived between Greens, Sniffen, Purdy.
Census-Nonpopulation12 August 18507
Property Record29 April 1854Solomon was involved in a property transaction on 29 April 1854 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. I, Solomon S. Gansey of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, for the consideration of the love and affection for Joseph A. Peck and his wife my daughter and one dollar received to my full satisfaction of the said Joseph and his wife Sarah Jane of said Greenwich, do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Joseph A. and Sarah Jane his wife a certain piece or tract of land lying in said Greenwich with buildings thereon, being a piece forty nine feet in front and rear and one hundred feet deep. Bounded north and west by my own land, east by Mechanic Street, and south by land of Gilbert Lent. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of April AD 1854, Soloman S. Gansey. Signed, Sealed and Delivered, in Presence of Daniel S. Mead, Samuel Close.

Note: Mechanic Street seems to be now called Sherwood Pl, running for a block or two from Putnam, between the Methodist and the Congregational churches, north to William St. (HK, 2006)8
Anecdote18541854: Excerpting from Fred Hubbard's Greenwich Press column of July 3, 1930: "In 1854 Capt. William Lyon was 46 years old. And although in the prime of life he was retired from the sea. He was what has been called a deep sea sailor. He was an experienced navigator. He was in the China trade. His last clipper ship was the Lady Lancashire, and an oil painting owned by the family of the late Nelson B. Mead shows her after she had shortened sail for a landing at the Liverpool docks...
But Captain Lyon, young as he was, had retired rich. He bought the house on Putnam Avenue, for many years the home of John Voorhis, who for repeated terms was the warden of the borough. That house was torn down last year to make room for the new Pickwick Theatre. In 1854, Greenwich was a very slow suburban town. It had its advantages and one of them was that it was a very healthful place to live and everyone enjoyed the fine Sound view. Looking down Greenwich Avenue or Field Point Road in the winter one can imagine how that glimpse of the water was enlarged when no buildings or trees interfered with the view.
But there were objections and those most prominent were two: stray cattle, geese and pigs in the highway, and unbroken roads in the deep of winter. Captain Lyon did not like these things any more than his youthful neighbor, Henry M. Benedict, liked the narrow road leading to Piping Point, now Greenwich Avenue, an account of which appeared in this column recently. There were other people who didn't like it, among them Jacob T. Weed, Augustus Lyon and Solomon Gansey. A young lawyer, Julius B. Curtis, was an office tenant of Mr. Weed and that office was the place where the discontented ones gathered. In the autumn and winter of 1854 Mr. Curtis prepared a bill which was presented to the General Assembly at its May term, 1854. The principal objects of this corporation were to run a snow plow in winter, and in summer the coralling of stray animals and the hissing geese, although they were absent from the bill.
The preliminary expenses were paid by those who conceived the idea of a borough government. Apparently the only objects they had in view were the suppression of the two nuisances to which reference has been made. The area of the proposed borough was very small and the annual tax roll for several years was only $250, and individual bills as small as six cents, but that was enough to pay for the snow plow and the cost of the pound, located on upper Mechanic Street, now Sherwood Place, which was maintained by the statutory fees collected from the he owners of the impounded cattle, pigs and geese. And Solomon Gansey took both the snow plow and the pound jobs."9
Probate Record16 August 1855Solomon was listed in probate records on 16 August 1855 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows: Solomon S. Gansey's Assignment. Know all men by these presents that I, Solomon S. Gansey of Greenwich in the county of Fairfield being justly indebted to a large number of persons to be hereafter ascertained by commissioners appointed on the estate hereafter mentioned in accordance with a certain statute law of this state entitled "An Act for the relief of insolvent debtors and for the more equal distribution of their effects among their creditors" and in accordance with the statute law of this state entitled "An Act for the settlement of estates, testate, intestate, and insolvent" and being rendered by misfortune unable to pay said creditors their several debts in consideration of one dollar received of Julius B. Curtis and Joseph E. Brush, both of said Greenwich and for the purpose of making a just distribution of my estate among all my creditors for their benefit in proportion to their respective claims, do assign, transfer and convey to the said Julius B. Curtis and Joseph E. Brush all my estate both real and personal, my real estate being situated in said Greenwich, excepting such property as is exempt from execution, and being sole assignor except the sum of one hundred dollars in cash and do further assign, transfer and convey to the said Julius B. Curtis and Joseph E. Brush all debts due to me the said assignor whether by book, note, judgement or otherwise, to have and to hold to the said Julius B. Curtis and Joseph E. Brush, and their successors according to the provisions of said statutes upon trust that the said Julius B. Curtis and Joseph E. Brush shall take said property into their possession as soon as they reasonably can and sell and dispose of the same in manner and form as is provided in the statutes aforesaid, and apply the avails of said property as is provided in said statute laws entitled as aforesaid in payment of said creditors and the expenses of settlement. And I do hereby give in pursuance of said statutes the said Julius B. Curtis and Joseph E. Brush full power, to institute suits and prosecute to final judgement for the collection of said debts.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 16th day of August, A.D. 1855. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Joseph A. Peck and Samuel Close.
Signed Solomon S. Gansey.10
Occupation1857In 1857 Solomon worked as Builder
Position1859As of 1859 Solomon served as Hayward of the borough at Greenwich Borough in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, The borough had been chartered 10 July 1854.11
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Solomon is listed as: Gansey, 49, Carpenter, Personal assets of $200, with Elizabeth, 45, George 20, Mary 15, and Ann M. 1. Nearby names, John Dayton, storekeeper, Benjamin Farrington E.P. Minister, Darius Mead, Philander Button.12
Address1867As of 1867, Solomon lived at West side of Mechanic Street (now Sherwood Pl.) in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. near the corner of William Street. His house was between "Mrs. B. and then J.T. Weed on the north side, and B. Wright and the E. Shepard on the south side. Across the street was the property of "H.M.B."13
Census1870He appeared in the census 1870 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Solomon is listed as: Gansey, S.S., Carpenter, value of Real Estate, $2000, age 57, with E.J., 51, Mary E. 23, Anna 11. Nearby names are Elizabeth Hoyt, J.E. Brush, Benj. Wright, W.E. Ferris.14
Census1880He appeared in the census 1880 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Solomon is listed as: as Gurnsey, age 69, Farmer, with Elizabeth , Mary, 22 at home. I think the name is incorrect here, Annie would have been about 21, and didn't marry until the next year, and Mary would have been 34. Also listed are two farm laborers, Frank and Alfred Skoilfinder. Alfred may be living with the neighboring household, Thomas W. Brennon.
Newspaper Mention4 June 1885The on 4 June 1885 edition of the in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. mentions the Lazy Men's Society. The PCJ had sections of news from all the local communities, sent in by local contributors. A few weeks previously, the Round Hill contributor, "Nero," had written "About five y'rs ago a few of the Round-hillers organized a Lazy Men's Society with Jonathan Husted, Chairman. There were some of the most popular men of Port Chester, Glenville, Greenwich, as well as in this Village who belonged to it. Now the only surviving member we can find is the aged Chairman. We saw Charles Stephens in Port Chester a few days ago; he has mustered up courage enough to be a professional. Jas. McCollough, Ed. Angevine and Tom Tompkins are, we think, eligible. Any man who stands up and opens three cents worth of oysters for a customer and not sit down, or can drive a horse the length of Main St., and bow to every one he meets, and take his hat off to the ladies, or can get a fireman's uniform on in time to get to a fire, we think if we haven't forgot about the by--laws, can't become a member of the L.M.S. By some means or other the by-laws have got lost. Any ex-member who can give any idea of their whereabouts will be thanked by the aged Chairman." And in today's issue of the paper, a followup: "Our aged Chairman has proposed to have three other places to hold meetings of the L.M.S., as it will be such a great undertaking for the members to get to headquarters these hot days, at Port Chester, Glenville, and Greenwich. The place designated at Port Chester is under those Elm trees in front of Ed Week's butcher shop, with Mr. Guernsey, Chairman, and Dr. Odell, Sec. At Glenville in Amos Selleck's blacksmith shop, with Jim Howley, Chair, "Sack" Banks, Sec. At Greenwich, Railroad Depot with Sam Lyon Chairman and Frank Mosier, Sec. These meetings are to be held every hot day. These officers can appoint whoever they have a mind to keep off flies, and they are to be respected accordingly by order of the Aged Chairman."15
Newspaper Mention11 June 1885The 11 June 1885 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported Greenwich News: "Mary W[aring] Mead has rented her Octagon house to M. Foster, of New York for the summer."
Church Affiliation1886As of 1886, Solomon was affiliated with Methodist Episcopal Church, Putnam Avenue, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. this church, since his funeral services were held here.
Death4 September 1886He died on 4 September 1886 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,16
Obituary11 September 188611 September 1886, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, Greenwich Graphic Obituary:. "Solomon S. Guernsey, an old resident and pretty well known, died on Saturday. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Wednesday."17
Research NoteFrom a survey of old buildings, in the Finch Archives at the Bush-Holley House, below are the years built and the owners of houses on Sherwood Place (formerly Mechanic St.):

# 17 - 1837, First owner John E. Knapp (from 1912 Minor's map in tax assessor's office)
#28 - 1838, Originally owned by John Kirk
#29 - 1840
#37 - 1851, Originally owned by William Eddy, later the parsonage for the Methodist Church.
#49 - 1860
# 53 - 1870 - Site of Gilbert Lent carriage shop (from 1890 Miller Robbins Map)
#57-59 - 1837, per 1856 Clark's Atlas
#58 - 1851, Originally owned by Humphrey Denton
#61 - 1870
#65 - 1839, Originally owned by Drake Marshall.
Last Edited17 October 2020

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979), p. 504. Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S89] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S88] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy, p.504.
  5. [S123] Spencer P. Mead, ABSTRACT of PROBATE RECORDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF STAMFORD, COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD, AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, 1803-1848., www.ctgenweb.org, http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/greenwich/greenwich_index.htm. Hereinafter cited as Mead's Abstract of Stamford Probate.
  6. [S140] Duane Hamilton Hurd, History of Fairfield County, Connecticut: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. (Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1881). Hereinafter cited as History of Fairfield County, Connecticut.
  7. [S612] , 1850-1880 Census Online, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA., 1850, Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT, image 11/22.
  8. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Book 29, page 441.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich, CT Land Records.
  9. [S178] Frederick A. Hubbard, The Judge's Corner: 150 Vintage Newspaper Columns (Greenwich, CT: Round Hill Productions, 2001), p. 115-116. Hereinafter cited as The Judge's Corner.
  10. [S848] Connecticut Wills and Probate Records (Connecticut), Fairfield County, Vol A., p. 54; digital images, Ancestry.com ().
  11. [S620] Frederick A. Hubbard, Greenwich History: The Judge's Corner: 150 Vintage Newspaper Columns from the Greenwich Press 1927-1933 (Greenwich, CT: Round Hill Productions, Inc., 2001), Col. No. 77, 3 Jul 1930, p. 116
  12. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  13. [S134] Beers, Ellis & Soule, Old Greenwich, Coscob, Mianus, Glenville, Banksville and Rocky Neck Point maps from the Atlas of New York & Vicinity (: Beers, Ellis & Soule, 1867). Hereinafter cited as Greenwich and vicinity 1867 Beers Map.
  14. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  15. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York
  16. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  17. [S172] Obituary, Greenwich News & Graphic, Greenwich, Connecticut

Elizabeth Jane Mead

F, #789, b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900

Parents

FatherSelah Mead (b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842)
MotherSarah Wilson (b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870)

Family: Solomon Seekins Guernsey (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)

SonSelah Washburn Guernsey+ (b. 25 July 1834, d. 16 October 1925)
DaughterSarah Jane Guernsey+ (b. 6 February 1836, d. after 1920)
SonGeorge Emory Guernsey (b. 14 September 1838, d. 14 May 1905)
DaughterMary Elizabeth Guernsey (b. 7 November 1846, d. 23 December 1932)
DaughterAnnie Maria Guernsey+ (b. 28 May 1859, d. 4 March 1911)

Biography

Birth4 March 1817Elizabeth Jane Mead was born on 4 March 1817 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1
Marriage14 February 1833Solomon Seekins Guernsey and she were married on 14 February 1833 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, by Rev. Ebenezer Washburn.2
Witness1840She appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of Solomon Seekins Guernsey in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. 1 males 5-9, 1 males 20-29, 1 femaile under 5, 1 female 20-29. Right next to Sely Mead.
Witness1850She appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Solomon Seekins Guernsey in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Solomon S. Garnsey, age 40, Carpenter, $600.
Elizabeth, 35,
Selah, 16,
Sarah J. 14,
George 9,
Mary 5.

Lived between Greens, Sniffen, Purdy.
Death18 August 1900She died on 18 August 1900 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, of cancer, while living in the home of her son, Newman Alexander. 2 May 2005: I (HPKilpatrick) received death information from the Village of Port Chester, handwritten on a form by the clerk, Carma Stanley, as follows: "Name: Elizabeth J. Guernsey, Date of Death 8-18-1900, Local Register # 1538, Place of Death: Townsend Street, Port Chester, age at death 83, Place of Burial: Greenwich, Ct, Birthplace, Port Chester, Father's Name Seely Mead, b. Greenwich, CT, Mother's Name Hannah Mead, b. Greenwich, CT. Medical Attendant O.J. Stafford, M.D., Cause of Death Cancer of Womb."3,4
BurialShe was buried at Christ Church Cemetery, Lot 10 1/2, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Note on Selah Mead's plot listing, Christ Episcopal Church, says "Mrs. Elizabeth Mead Guernsey, buried 1900, granddaughter: Mrs. Milton P. Tilley, Gerrish Lane, New Canaan, CT."
(Note by compiler: Winifred Holly Tilley moved to Gerrish Lane in the 1950's. Probably she told David B. Tilley where Elizabeth was buried, when he was researching in the 1950's, and he or they went to Christ Church and gave the above information.) Jean Treddenich of the church looked in some old ledgers for a mention of the burial of Elizabeth Jane or Solomon, but did not find them listed.4,5
Last Edited15 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy, p.504.
  3. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy, for death date, but GGG says Greenwich.
  4. [S141] Village of Port Chester, Office of the Registrar, 10 Pearl Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, http://www.portchesterny.com/Govt/Clerk/vital.htm. Hereinafter cited as Port Chester Vital Records.
  5. [S183] Christ Church Cemetery, 254 E. Putnam, Greenwich, Fairfield Cty., Connecticut, Office Records, Visited Oct 2005 HFPK and WNTP, Spoke with Jean Treddenich. Hereinafter cited as Christ Church Cemetery Office.

Phebe Garnsey

F, #790, b. 23 August 1814, d. 11 December 1816

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

Birth23 August 1814Phebe Garnsey was born on 23 August 1814 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Death11 December 1816She died on 11 December 1816 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
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Elizabeth Garnsey

F, #791, b. 17 October 1817

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

Birth17 October 1817Elizabeth Garnsey was born on 17 October 1817 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Last Edited11 October 2021

Selah Washburn Guernsey

M, #792, b. 25 July 1834, d. 16 October 1925

Parents

FatherSolomon Seekins Guernsey (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
MotherElizabeth Jane Mead (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)

Family 1: Mary A. Whetmore (b. 1839, d. 1869)

DaughterIda Jane Guernsey+ (b. 1859, d. 1915)
SonJohn Allen Guernsey+ (b. 1861, d. 11 April 1948)
SonFrank Arthur Guernsey (b. 1864)
SonLeonard Guernsey (b. 1868)

Family 2: Mary Sophia Miller (b. 1839, d. 15 May 1890)

Biography

Birth25 July 1834Selah Washburn Guernsey was born on 25 July 1834 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1
Witness1840He appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of Solomon Seekins Guernsey in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. 1 males 5-9, 1 males 20-29, 1 femaile under 5, 1 female 20-29. Right next to Sely Mead.
Marriage29 March 1858Selah Washburn Guernsey and Mary A. Whetmore were married on 29 March 18582
Census8 August 1860He appeared in the census 8 August 1860 at Pound Ridge in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Selah is listed as: Seely Dansy, House Carpenter, 23, personal assets $100, separate household in dwelling of John Wetmore (note: father-in-law). With Mary A, 21, Ida J 1, and Mary White 11.3
Marriage9 March 1870He and Mary Sophia Miller were married on 9 March 1870 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York,1
Census20 June 1870He appeared in the census 20 June 1870 at Port Chester in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Selah is listed as: House Carpenter, Value of Real Estate 4,000, Value of Personal Estate 5,000. Age 36. Last name spelled Geurnesy. With wife Mary, age 31, value of Real Estate 2,000, Value of Personal Estate 1,500. Mary born Connecticut. Mary's mother Foreign Born. Ida 11, John 9, Frank 7.
Census10 June 1880He appeared in the census 10 June 1880 at Port Chester Village in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Selah is listed as: age 46, Carpenter, with wife Mary S, age 40, Ida 21, John 20, farm laborer, Frank A., 17, farm laborer. Mary's father born Conn., and mother born New York. Louisa Hodge, age 16, Dress maker, born New York, listed as boarder, both parents born Baden.4
Church Affiliationabout 1886As of about 1886, Selah was affiliated with St. Peter's Episcopal Church, in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. listed on the Church Register,as B. (baptized) with Mrs. Mary Sophia (B.C.C.), on Smith St.
Witness1910He appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of John Allen Guernsey in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Head, age 50, married 25 yrs, carpenter, Own Acc't, owned home, mortgaged, Survivor of military code #2.
Beulah, wife, age 45, married 25 years, 5 children, 5 living.
Harold A. 22, Bookkeeper, Water Works,
John H. Son, 21, Plumber, Shop.,
Walter, Son, 14
Mary 17,
Elsie, 15,
Selah W. Father, 76, widowed.5
Directorybetween 1910 and 1911As of between 1910 and 1911 Selah was listed in the Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, directory at 69 Smith Street. Carpenter
Death16 October 1925He died on 16 October 1925 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, of Cerebral Hemorrhage6
Obituary17 October 192517 October 1925, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Obituary:. Following a lingering illness of several months' duration, Selah W. Guernsey, well known resident of the village, died yesterday at his home, 69 Smith Street. Deceased was in his ninety-first year.
Mr. Guernsey was born in Greenwich on January 25th, 1834, a son of the late Solomon Guernsey and Elizabeth Mead. After having spent his early life in Greenwich, he came to Port Chester and had lived here for the past sixty years or more. As a young man he mastered the carpenter trade and followed it throughout life.
Deceased is survived by one son, John A. Guernsey of this village, and by two sisters, Mary Guernsey, of Greenwich, and Mrs. Sarah Jane Waters, of New Jersey. There are also four grandchildren, Walter, Harold, John, and Mrs. Elsie Ramires, all of Port Chester.
The funeral will be private Monday afternoon. Rev. Stanley S. Kilbourne, Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, of which the deceased has been a devout member, will officiate. Interment will take place in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye.7
Burial19 October 1925He was buried on 19 October 1925 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Section B, Lot 087n, Grave 6, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. MInister, Stanley S. Kilbourne., Funeral Director W. M. Craft, next of kin John Guernsey.8
AnecdoteGrannie (Winifred Holly Tilley) said that Selah had a sore on his leg from the Civil War that would not heal properly. However, I have not been able to find that he was in the Civil War, although he would have been of the right age. HK
Last Edited25 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  7. [S97] Obituary, Port Chester Daily Item, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York
  8. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.

George Emory Guernsey

M, #793, b. 14 September 1838, d. 14 May 1905

Parents

FatherSolomon Seekins Guernsey (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
MotherElizabeth Jane Mead (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)

Family: Margaret Anise Morrell (b. 1845)

Biography

Birth14 September 1838George Emory Guernsey was born on 14 September 1838 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1
Military2 May 1861He served in the military on 2 May 1861 at Company B, 17th Infantry Regiment, in New York2
Military2 June 1863He served in the military on 2 June 1863 in New York City, New York County, New York,
Milit-WarHe served in the military. Per Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy, he was wounded at Camp Mansfield, (Louisiana?) Carmen Heights.
Marriage24 October 1868He and Margaret Anise Morrell were married on 24 October 1868 in Manhattan, New York, GGG says 1870 for marriage date.3
Anecdote4 July 18704 July 1870: George is mentioned in Fred Hubbard's "Judge's Corner" column of 28 May 1931: " The first observance of Decoration Day in Greenwich took place in 1870...It fell on Monday and the morning hours were obscured by fog and rain. The great flag suspended at the foot of Lafayette Place had wrapped itself about the pole. Like all the people it presented no enthusiastic appearance. It was a listless inanimate object reflecting the disappointment on every face. For notwithstanding all the preparation, up to 11 o'clock it spelled failure. But at 11:30 o'clock conditions suddenly changed. A breeze from the southwest drove away the fog, leaving refreshing air, fleecy clouds and sunshine. George Gansey untangled the folds of the damp flag and it caught the breeze and fluttered straight from the pole. Confidence and satisfaction were restored..."
Anecdoteabout 1875About 1875: According to Fred Hubbard's "Judge's Corner" column of 1931, "George Gansey was the (night) watchman paid by individual merchants" in the old Town Building on Greenwich Avenue, since removed, informally called Lincoln's Inn at the time. That building was then occupied by town officers, a law office, a dentist, a doctor, and a music teacher.
Newspaper Mention24 January 1878The 24 January 1878 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported under Greenwich news, The Herald of last week says "George Guernsey has retired from his poistion as night-watchman. After permitting two burglaries to be committed on his beat in one night, we think it is time."
Newspaper Mention28 October 1886The 28 October 1886 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported Mr. George Guernsey was at work on a scaffolding one day last week, when it gave way and he fell to the ground. He is now around on crutches.
Death14 May 1905He died on 14 May 1905
Burial16 May 1905He was buried on 16 May 1905 at Fitch Old Soldier's Home Cemetery, Next to Spring Grove Cemetery, Post Road, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut. Inscription copied by Wm.J. Banks, Dec. 1934: Guernsey, George E., Co. B, 17th Reg. N.Y. Vols., died May 14, 1905, age 65 yrs.4
Obituary25 May 190525 May 1905, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Port Chester Journal Obituary:. Death of George E. Gurnsey
Word was received from Noroton Soldiers' Home, that George E. Gurnsey, who enlisted in Captain Charles Palmer's Company, at Port Chester, in 1862, had died at the home and was buried in the soldiers' burying ground attached to the Home. George E. Gurnsey was a model soldier and received a wound in his thigh that caused one limb to get shorter than the other by four inches and badly crippled him for the balance of his life. He was a brother of Selah W. Gurnsey, of Smith street, his only brother. Three sisters of the family are yet living.5
Last Edited13 October 2021

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S135] Military - Civil War, Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers, Ancestry.com American Civil War Soldiers Database. (Kingston, MA 02364: Historical Data Systems). Hereinafter cited as Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers.
  3. [S618] Guernsey - Morrell marriage, (24 Oct 1868), New York City Marriage Records, 1829 - 1940: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24ZR-2Y5; New York City Municipal Archives, New York City, New York
  4. [S136] Fairfield County Cemeteries, Fairfield County USGenWeb Project, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm. Hereinafter cited as Fairfield County Cemeteries, Fairfield County USGenWeb Project.
  5. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York, 25 May 1905, 25 May 1905

Mary Elizabeth Guernsey

F, #794, b. 7 November 1846, d. 23 December 1932

Parents

FatherSolomon Seekins Guernsey (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
MotherElizabeth Jane Mead (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)

Biography

Birth7 November 1846Mary Elizabeth Guernsey was born on 7 November 1846 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1
Census27 January 1920She appeared in the census 27 January 1920 at Parsonage Road in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Mary is listed as: age 72.2
Census14 April 1930She appeared in the census 14 April 1930 at Greenwich Town Farm, Parsonage Road, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Mary is listed as: Inmate, age 84, mar. status unkn., b. CT, parents b. unknown.3
Death23 December 1932She died on 23 December 1932 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, Death date estimated from burial date. Called the oldest inmate at the town home, died in 86th year.4
Burial25 December 1932She was buried on 25 December 1932 at Putnam Cemetery, 35 Parsonage Street, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Aunt Linda has obit that I will add. Lived in town infirmary for many years. Date received over the telephone with cemetery office.
Obituary27 December 193227 December 1932, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, Greenwich News & Graphic Obituary:. "Miss Mary Guernsey, the oldest inhabitant of the town home, Parsonage Road, died Saturday morning, of an illness lasting for a number of years. She was in her eighty-sixth year.
Troubled by a rheumatic condition, Miss Guernsey had spent several years in the town infirmary before she was taken into the town home four years ago. She was the daughter of the late Solomon and Elizabeth Mead Guernsey, formerly of East Port Chester. There are no survivors other than distant relatives. The funeral will be held privately and burial will be in Putnam Cemetery."5
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S133] Celinda Barker Tilley Winstead, "Email from Aunt Linda about clippings of Grannie's that she found. 8 Apr 2004," e-mail message from () to Winifred Nevada Tilley Pearsall, 8 Apr 2004. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Aunt Linda about clippings of Grannie's that she found. 8 Apr 2004."
  5. [S172] Obituary, Greenwich News & Graphic, Greenwich, Connecticut

Sarah Jane Guernsey

F, #795, b. 6 February 1836, d. after 1920

Parents

FatherSolomon Seekins Guernsey (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
MotherElizabeth Jane Mead (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)

Family 1: Joseph A. Peck (b. 5 June 1830, d. 6 April 1863)

DaughterEmma Jane Peck+ (b. 28 December 1854)
DaughterElla A. Peck (b. 18 December 1856, d. IN INFANCY)

Family 2: James Waters (b. April 1841)

SonWilliam G. Waters+ (b. 1868)
DaughterAda Mead Waters+ (b. September 1871)

Biography

Birth6 February 1836Sarah Jane Guernsey was born on 6 February 1836.
Witness1840She appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of Solomon Seekins Guernsey in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. 1 males 5-9, 1 males 20-29, 1 femaile under 5, 1 female 20-29. Right next to Sely Mead.
Marriage23 November 1853Joseph A. Peck and she were married on 23 November 1853 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, (Francis Spies Union Cemetery Listing says 28 Nov.)1
Directory1857As of 1857 Sarah was listed in the Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, directory. Mrs. Sarah Peck, Dressmaker, at Humphrey Denton's.2
Witness1860She appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of John A. Merritt in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. age 50, spelled of John A. Merrett, occupation column blank, with Lauria, age 50., Geo. age 18, Mary J, 17, Seamstress, and Sarah J. Peck, age 24, Seamstress. All listed as born CT except Sarah, NY. Sarah is Lavinia's niece, and is married to Joseph A. Peck at the time, who is living in Greenwich in the household of Humphrey Denton, with his mother.
Marriage1865James Waters and she were married in 1865 in New Jersey1
Witness9 August 1870She appeared on the census of 9 August 1870 in the household of James Waters in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. as age 28, House Painter, b. New Jersey, with Sarah J, 32, Keeps House, b. New York, William, 2, b. New Jersey, and Peck, Sarah J., 15, b. Connecticut. This must be Emma J., enumerator put Sarah by mistake.3
Witness18 June 1880She appeared on the census of 18 June 1880 in the household of James Waters in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. age 39, House Painter, with Sarah J. age 34, wide, and Wm G. 13, At School, and Ada M. 7, At school.4
Witness1 June 1900She appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in the household of James Waters in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. b. Apr 1841, age 59, married 35 yrs., Miller -?-, with Sarah, b. Feb 1836, age 64, m. 35 yrs., 2 children, 2 living, says b. NJ (error) with parents b. Connecticut. Living next to Ross and Ada M. Hibbetts.5
Witness16 April 1910She appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 in the household of James Waters in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. age 69, married once for 46 years, house painter, working for employer, unemployed as of April, unemployed 37 weeks in 1909. Homeowner. With Sarah, age 74, married twice, 4 children all living. Not far from Ross and Ada Hibbitts.6
Witness1920She appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of James Waters in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. age 78, owner, painter. His initial looks like "W." It looks as if Lake St. turns into Monmouth Rd. right at about this point. With Sarah J, wife, age 83, and it lists both Sarah and herfather as born in New York, mother Connecticut. A few houses further are Rosteen Hibbitts and Ada, their daughter.7
Deathafter 1920She died after 19207
BurialShe was buried. I don't know where Sarah is buried, but she is listed in Francis Spies Union Cemetery listing, next to Joseph A. Peck, "Sarah Jane Guernsey, his wife, m. 28 Nov. 1853." Have not yet checked if there is a stone.8
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S235] Daniel M. Mead, A history of the town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. with many important statistics (Corner Nassau and Spruce Streets, New York City, New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, 1857), Appendix, p. 237. Hereinafter cited as History of Greenwich.
  3. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Indexed as Hibbetto on Ancestry.com. Reported.
  6. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  8. [S110] Francis F. Spies, Greenwich Connecticut Epitaphs (Salem, Massachusetts: Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1930,1931, 1997), p. 206. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich Connecticut Epitaphs.

Annie Maria Guernsey

F, #796, b. 28 May 1859, d. 4 March 1911

Parents

FatherSolomon Seekins Guernsey (b. 7 December 1811, d. 4 September 1886)
MotherElizabeth Jane Mead (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)

Family: Alexander Newman Holly (b. 6 April 1858, d. 19 April 1923)

DaughterMargaret M. Holly (b. 4 April 1882, d. 5 June 1957)
DaughterMildred E. Holly (b. 22 September 1883, d. 2 August 1886)
DaughterWinifred Lulu Holly+ (b. 16 March 1890, d. 23 June 1980)
DaughterAnna Rose Holly+ (b. 22 January 1892, d. July 1974)
Annie (Guernsey) Holly

Biography

Birth28 May 1859Annie Maria Guernsey was born on 28 May 1859 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1,2
AnecdoteAnnie was the youngest sibling, born 13 years after the next oldest sibling. Her eldest brother, Selah, was 25 years older than she was. She had nieces and nephews older than herself.
Marriage11 May 1881Alexander Newman Holly and she were married on 11 May 1881 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Announced in the 19 May 1881 issue of the Port Chester Journal, under Marriages, and also in the Editor's column:
"Wedding
Wednesday, May 11, at the North Baptist Church parsonage, by Rev. D. T. Phillips, pastor, Alexander Newman Holly and Anna Maria Guernsey, both of Port Chester."
Property Recordabout 1 July 1903Annie was involved in a property transaction about 1 July 1903 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. as listed in the 9 July 1903 issue of the Port Chester Journal Real Estate Transfers column:

Rye: Holly, Annie M. to Angelo Inglese and or, Townsend St., w s [west side?] lot 36 map prop Wm. Purdy, 50-125....1800.
Witness6 January 1905She appeared on the census of 6 January 1905 in the household of Alexander Newman Holly in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Head of Household, age 47, Carpenter, with wife Annie, age 46, Keeps House, and daughters Margaret, age 23, Book Keeper; Winifred, 15, At School and Annie, 13, At School.3
Newspaper Mention2 July 1908She was mentioned in a newspaper report about Alexander Newman Holly when 2 July 1908 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "Mrs. E. J. Smith, of New York, is the guest of the family of Newman Holly at their home on Palace Place."

This is Emma Jane Peck, the daughter of Sarah Jane Guernsey who married first Joseph A. Peck. Emma Jane married Charles Smith.4
Death4 March 1911She died on 4 March 1911 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, from an infection after minor surgey to remove a broken needle from her finger.
Burial7 March 1911She was buried on 7 March 1911 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Section A Lot 116S 1/s Grave 1, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Undertaker W.M. Craft, Lot owner Alexander Holly. On stone with husband, photographed 6/04.5
Last Edited16 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA). Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  2. [S160] Guernsey Birthdates, Family Register SS Gansey and EJ Mead Gansey (); Winifred T. Pearsall, Easton, PA. Hereinafter cited as Family Register SS Gansey and EJ Mead Gansey.
  3. [S560] , Census, Digitized, www.familysearch.org, A.D. 02, Port Chester Village, E.D. 07, Image 22 of 26[COLOR:31,73,125,255,255,255].
  4. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York, 2 Jul 1908, 2 Jul 1908
  5. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.

Alexander Newman Holly

M, #797, b. 6 April 1858, d. 19 April 1923

Parents

FatherWilliam Henry Holly (b. 7 June 1812, d. 24 January 1892)
MotherMargaret McQueen (b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886)

Family: Annie Maria Guernsey (b. 28 May 1859, d. 4 March 1911)

DaughterMargaret M. Holly (b. 4 April 1882, d. 5 June 1957)
DaughterMildred E. Holly (b. 22 September 1883, d. 2 August 1886)
DaughterWinifred Lulu Holly+ (b. 16 March 1890, d. 23 June 1980)
DaughterAnna Rose Holly+ (b. 22 January 1892, d. July 1974)
Alexander Newman Holly, father of my grandmother, Winifred Lulu Holly.
Newman Alexander Holly about 1881.

Biography

Birth6 April 1858Alexander Newman Holly was born on 6 April 1858 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Birthdate: as transcribed by DBT from Bible of William and Margaret McQueen. Confirmed by every census, Greenwood Union records, and gravestone. Error in obituary.1
Witness18 July 1860He appeared on the census of 18 July 1860 in the household of William Henry Holly in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. William Holly, Ship Carpenter, no listing for real estate value, $300 for personal estate. Age 48, b. CT, with
Margaret, age 42, b. N.Y.,
Harriet, age 12, b. CT,
Emma, age 9, b. N.Y.,
William, age 7, b. CT,
Madison, age 5, b. CT,
Newman, age 2, b. CT.

Same dwelling as Thomas M. Lyon household. Thomas M. Lyon married Sarah E. Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Holly Edwards, sister of William Henry.

Next door dwelling was Elizabeth and husband William Edwards and children.

If the birth places are correct for the children, that would put their residence in Brooklyn no more than 1848-1853.

Other nearby residents were William Ritch, William H. Mead, Seth Mead, Henry Merritt, Daniel Lyon ($15,000 in real estate).
Anecdote18701870: In Aug 2004 David B. Tilley, Jr. gave to Holly Kilpatrick a 4x4 inch, 3 inch thick very old leather photo album with a clasp, which says Album on the side, and is stitched with thread on the fold where the leather is ripped. It contains 38 very old photos, not one of which is marked. It is very sad that these people are somehow connected to us, but we have no way to know who they are. There is a partial list of people on the first page, 22 lines, which do not map properly to the photos. However, this list of names may be important, so here it is: Aunt Jennie, Cousin Nellie, Cousin Nellie, Cousin Willie, Mrs. Hodge, Mrs. Rolman (?), Susie Merrell (?), Emma Holly (last name partially erased, it could be Holly), Andrew Wallace, May F. Mead, Sarah Purdy, Sarah Slater, L. Purdy & E. Holly, M. Mead, H. Holly, E. Holly (last three on one line), Robert Barmore (Baronore?), James Sullivan, Thomas Barnes, Saxe Martin, Schuyler Colfax, Samuel Williams. There are also some postcards or cutouts from a magazine in some of the picture pockets, and two of these are also listed in the 22 lines, Hugenot Lovers, and Lincoln Family. So the album is from after the Lincoln presidency.
Witness6 July 1870Alexander Newman Holly appeared on the census of 6 July 1870 in the household of William Henry Holly in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Holley, William, age 59, Spar Maker, b. Conn., with
Margaret, 54, Keeping House,
Harriet, 21,
Emma 18,
William 17,
Madison 15,
Newman, 12 and
Isabella McKinley, 9.
All the children listed as "At Home" and all except William listed as born NY. None listed as "father of foreign birth." Madison, Newman, and Isabella listed as attending school within the year.2
Property Record20 June 1878Alexander was involved in a property transaction on 20 June 1878 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. as reported in the Port Chester Journal. John Brooks, Esq, sold 64 building lots in Greenwich, just across the Byram River from Peck's Point, Port Chester. Lot 63 was sold to Newman Holly, for $65. The selling prices of the lots ranged from $30 to $176, most of them running around $50 - $80.
Newspaper Mention11 July 1878The 11 July 1878 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported On Friday, July 5, a boat race took place from the Losee House, Rye Beach, which excited considerable interest. The contestants were Amos Morrell, Michael O'Keefe, Newman Holly, Madison Holly, and W. McGuire, Jr., distance two miles; boats, ordinary working boats, prizes, $6.00, $4.00, $2.50. Judges, Cornelius Taylor, Rufus Delano and Wm. McGuire. Referee, Wm. Mosher. O'Keefe won by fifty feet, time 12 minutes.
Witness1880He appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of William Henry Holly in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Holley, William, age 68, Carpenter, b. Conn and parents born Conn., with
Margaret, wife, age 62 born Scotland, and parents born Scotland.
Harritt, daughter, age 30, tailoris.
Madison, son, age 24, Fisherman.
Newman A., age 22, son, Fisherman.
The three children listed as born Conn.3
Marriage11 May 1881Alexander Newman Holly and Annie Maria Guernsey were married on 11 May 1881 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Announced in the 19 May 1881 issue of the Port Chester Journal, under Marriages, and also in the Editor's column:
"Wedding
Wednesday, May 11, at the North Baptist Church parsonage, by Rev. D. T. Phillips, pastor, Alexander Newman Holly and Anna Maria Guernsey, both of Port Chester."
Newspaper Mention22 October 1885The 22 October 1885 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "Newman Holly has bought a new boat, w'ch the knowing ones say will make things unusually lively in the next regatta. She is said to be 30 feet over all and 12 feet deep. Success to Newman and his new craft."
Newspaper Mention8 July 1886The 8 July 1886 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported See attached article about 4th of July festivities. It refers to the various vessels as "sloops and catboats." I found a nice online article about catboats of the era, which gives a feel for the scene. Jersey Cats
Newspaper Mention4 November 1886The 4 November 1886 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported " Mr. Newman Holly, one of the most popular oystermen of this section, has been very ill for some days with pneumonia. The poor fellow has been unfortunate, one mishap following another. In a brief time he has lost his mother and child, and relapsed from one sickness into another. We hope to see Newman out soon."

His mother had died in May, and his little girl in August.

Several following issues mentioned that he was recovering.
Newspaper Mention5 July 1888The 5 July 1888 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported a sailing accident that had a happy ending. See attached article.
Newspaper Mention23 August 1888The 23 August 1888 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported on the Annual Regatta of the Larchmont Yacht Club for oyster boats. "The number of entries was not as large as in past years, but there were enough of entries and wind to make the race an interesting one. From the New York papers of Sunday it would be hard to say which of the boars won. The fishermen from this port who were present have no doubts in the matter. The course was 20 miles long, and from a stakeboat in Larchmont Harbor off the Club House, to Delancey Cove, across to Hempstead Cove, to a stake boat near Captain's Island, and return. The entries were as follows:
Cabin sloops over 35 ft: Watson, Lizzie D. Bell, C.D. Smith.
Cabin sloops under 35 ft: Bertha, Annie K., Allie Ray, Lucy Neal, Puritan, Eliza Bird, Alice B., Jennie Baker, Maggie Holly.
Cabin sloops over 30 feet: the Loon.
Cabin Sloops under 30 feet: Georgia B., Florence May, Jennie A. Willis, Minnie S., Emma C., Addie B., Curlew, Delphine.
Cat-rigged boats, Joker, Fanny M., and Barthenia.
The Frou Frou, Mr. Warrie and Chester Martin's boat, of Port Chester, was put down as in the race, and not finishing, but the fact is she was not entered, and only followed in the wake of the larger boats, having no number on her sails. It is doubtful whether she would have been allowed in the last class of oyster boats.

The Herald says that the Jennie Baker, Mr. Isaac Travis' boat, of Port Chester, led the large fleet in her class, and the local boatmen say that the Baker was never headed after she started in the race, there being at times a difference of three miles between her and her nearest rival. Yet the Tribune says the Alice B. won first and the Allie Ray second money. The record should be as the Herald gives it, "Jennie Baker first," and Allie Ray second. The Baker won by such long odds, that the Alice B. could not by any method claim the race.

The same inconsistent report is given of the Fanny M., Capt. Amos Morrell's boat, of this place. The Fammy beat the Barthenia, with plenty of time to space, yet the Herald gives the Barthenia first prize and the Joker second prize. The Tribune, however, gives the Joker first prize and the Fanny M. second prize..... The Maggie Holly, of this place, also did nicely, but failed to capture one of the prizes. The pluck and grit of our fishermen in tackling the fast crafts from Oyster and Cow Bays is worthy of note."
Newspaper Mention4 August 1892The 4 August 1892 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "On Saturday, Commodore J. Hermoin Lyon will start on an Eastern cruise with three friends in his staunch boat, the "Georgia A." On the same date, Captain George Wenkenbach and several friends will start in the same direction in the "Maggie Holly." The party will be away about one week."
Newspaper Mention31 August 1893The 31 August 1893 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported Nearly Drowned:

Friday morning, shortly before eleven o'clock, the propeller Llewellyn, with a large party of gentlemen on board, stopped in the basin below Purdy Avenue to take on board four bushels of clams which were furnished to them by fisherman Newman Holly. The clams had been put aboard and Holly had almost reached his sloop again, when the propeller started out of the basin, on her way to the harbor. It was not noticed that a young man from the Cliff House, with two little boys about eight and ten years old respectively, who were in a row boat, had taken hold of the Llewellyn boat for a tow. With a lack of knowledge of the danger of towing out stern first, the man who sat in the center of the boat, held on to the bow of the propeller boat. The result was that when the Llewellyn started up, the Cliff House boat was upset and the inmates thrown into the river. The boys in the boat had a close call, while the man turned his boat over and over a half dozen times before he could right himself on the bottom. With rare presence of mind, Capt. Newman Holly, who was about stepping from his row boat to his sloop, turned and went to the rescue of the drowning man and boys. The smallest of the boys had gone down twice and was going down for the last time when the brave Holly seized him and pulled him out the the water. The other boy who was but a short distance away was then caught and pulled into the boat, and then the man was taken from the bottom of the capsized boat. The upset was one of the most stupid and foolish things seen here in many years. Captain Newman Holly has perhaps rendered more service in such accidents than almost any man in this section who follows the water. It is not the first time that he has been instrumental in savings lives. We believe that he deserves a medal from the life saving service of the United States, for his good work in the past. The rescue of Friday was under our own observation, and we know few men who would have been as cool, collected, quick in action and as accurate in directing his boat so as to recover the unfortunate boy as he was disappearing for the last time. Holly deserves a medal and we hope it will be secured and presented to him.4
Newspaper Mention18 October 1894The 18 October 1894 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported on the dire need for dredging of the channel of the Byram River.

At a meeting of about 50 fishermen, boatmen, and other interested parties, the completion of an unfinished breakwater was discussed, but all who attended felt that the appropriations previously allocated to the breakwater should be transferred to the dredging of the channel of the river.

After various discussions, "A Committee of five, consisting of Messrs. Capt. Herman D. Pausch, Capt. E. F. Studwell, Capt. Geo. W. Martin, Capt. Newman Holley, and Capt. Geo. W. Studwell, was appointed to present the resolutions to Congressman Ryan, and urge him to use his influence to have Col. Roberts and the constituted authorities divert so much of the appropriation as may be necessary for the more urgent improvement....Just why the breakwater should have been placed here is a mystery. The boatmen here say that no one ever asked for it. Why thousands should have been placed in a breakwater that serves no earthly purpose is one of the unsolved problems of this paternal government.

Later: We understand that yesterday Capts. E.F. Studwell, Herman D. Pausch, and Newman Holly, called upon Col. Roberts in New York and received the assurance that the transfer would be made as requested, and that the work of deepening the river would be begun in about three weeks."
Census26 June 1900He appeared in the census 26 June 1900 at Purdy Avenue, Village of Port Chester, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as: Newman Holly, Head, b. April 1858, age 42, married 19 years. b. New York, father b. New York, mother b. Scotland, Carpenter. Annie, Wife, b. May 1859, age 41, married 19 years, 4 children, 3 living, b. NY, parents b. NY. Margaret, daughter, April 1882, age 18, b. NY, parents b. NY. Winifred, daughter, Mar, 1890, age 10, at school. Annie, daughter, Jan. 1892, age 8. Elizabeth Guernsey, Mother-in-law, b. Mar. 1817, age 83, Widowed, b. NY, parents b. New York.
(note: some of the birthplaces enumerated here were incorrect.)5
Newspaper Mention2 August 1900The 2 August 1900 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported The Coming Yacht Race "As told in the Journal last week, Port Chester is to have a yacht race of its own, and from all indications there is little doubt, but what it will be a most successful affair. Many entries have been booked and some very able and fast boats will compete, among them are yachts well known in racing circles. The race will include all boats of the following classes: 30 footers and under. Class C, for 25 foot cat boats will be the star race, although the 18 foot sloops of Class D will be the fastest of class races and will have many entries. The Kitten Cats, Class E., are a new departure in boat building and will create lots of amusement for the onlookers as they are a very popular class. The following Regatta Committee are working very hard to make this race a successful one, for upon this will depend the possibility of organizing a permanent yacht club for Port Chester: Herman D. Pausch, Chairman, C.P.Sherwood, Newman Holly, H.B. Smith, Jr., H. F. Carpenter."

Newman had been on race committees before. In the 9 Sep 1897 issue, there is a long article about a very successful Regatta held on Labor Day of that year. In that year, Newman was again on the committee with Pausch and Sherwood.
Directory1902As of 1902 Alexander was listed in the Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, directory at 74 Townsend as carpenter. He is listed as "A. Newman."

Margaret M. Holly is listed at the same address as a clerk.
Newspaper Mention17 September 1903The 17 September 1903 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "Mr. Newman Holly has sold his place on Townsend street and with his family will occupy the house on Willet avenue recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Lockwood." [Newman is misspelled Heuman.]
Census6 January 1905He appeared in the census 6 January 1905 at 21 Willett Ave in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as: Head of Household, age 47, Carpenter, with wife Annie, age 46, Keeps House, and daughters Margaret, age 23, Book Keeper; Winifred, 15, At School and Annie, 13, At School.6
Property RecordSeptember 1905Alexander was involved in a property transaction in September 1905 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. as listed in the 19 Oct 1905 issue of the Port Chester Journal. He sold a house and lot on Willett street to Abendroth Bros.
Newspaper Mention2 July 1908The 2 July 1908 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "Mrs. E. J. Smith, of New York, is the guest of the family of Newman Holly at their home on Palace Place."

This is Emma Jane Peck, the daughter of Sarah Jane Guernsey who married first Joseph A. Peck. Emma Jane married Charles Smith.7
Address1910As of 1910, Alexander lived at 65 Palace Place in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Newman, carpenter, with Margaret M. prior listing in directory.8
Census19 April 1910He appeared in the census 19 April 1910 at 65 Palace Place, Village of Port Chester, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as: Newman, Head, age 51, Md. 29 yrs., b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. Scotland, Occupation: Carpenter, General. Anne, wife, age 50, Md. 29 yrs, 3 children, 3 living, b. CT and parents b. CT. Margaret Daughter, age 28, single, b. NY, Winifred daughter, age 20, b. NY, single. Ann, daughter, age 18, b. NY, single. Daughters all occupation none.9
NoteSaid to have been an excellent self-taught violinist.
Census23 January 1920He appeared in the census 23 January 1920 at 65 Palace Place, Village of Port Chester, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as: Newman, Head, Renter (not accurate), age 62, Widowed, House Carpenter. Margaret, Daughter, age 37, single, Stenographer, Lawyer's office.10
Death19 April 1923He died on 19 April 1923 at United Hospital in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York,
Obituary20 April 192320 April 1923, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Port Chester Daily Item Obituary:. After a week's futile fighting against pneumonia, Alexander Newman Holly, whose home is at 65 Palace Place, this village, succumbed yesterday afternoon at four o'clock in the United Hospital. He was removed to the hospital on Monday when the true state of his condition was realized, and everything was done to save his life.
Deceased, a carpenter, was born in the Town of Greenwich, April 6, 1856, and was the youngest son of William H. and Margaret McQueen Holly, of that place. His education was received in Greenwich and all his life he had lived either there or in Port Chester. He was a member of the North Baptist Church and belonged to the carpenter's union.
Funeral services are to be conducted by Rev. Charles Schweikert, of the Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon, at four o'clock at Mr. Holly's late residence on Palace Place. Interment will be made the following morning in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye.
Deceased leaves three daughters, Mrs. Milton P. Tilley, of Chicago, Ill.; Miss Margaret M. Holly, of Palace Place, this village; and Mrs. Roy S. Dearstyne, of Raleigh, N.C., as well as a sister, Miss Harriet M. Holly, of this village; and two brothers William of Port Chester, and Madison Holly who resides in Perth Amboy, N.J. Mr. Holly's wife, who was before her marriage Miss Anna Guernsey, has been deceased twelve years.
Burial23 April 1923He was buried on 23 April 1923 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Map A, Lot So 1/2 116, Grave 5, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Cause of Death: Lobar Pneumonia, Undertaker: W.M. Craft. Plot owner: Miss Harriett Holly. Stone with wife Annie.
Last Edited5 September 2019

Citations

  1. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA). Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  2. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, p. 66.
  3. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 0023 ancestry.com, Roll T9-947, FHL Film 1254947, page 251A.
  4. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York, 31 Aug 1893, p. 1., 31 Aug 1893, p. 1.
  5. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Village of Port Chester, Rye, Westchester County, New York, ED 0114, screen 83 of 86.
  6. [S560] , Census, Digitized, www.familysearch.org, A.D. 02, Port Chester Village, E.D. 07, Image 22 of 26[COLOR:31,73,125,255,255,255].
  7. [S98] Port Chester Journal, 2 Jul 1908, 2 Jul 1908.
  8. [S118] Port Chester & East Port Chester Directory 1910-11 (: 1910-1911). Hereinafter cited as Port Chester & East Port Chester Directory 1910-11.
  9. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

William Henry Holly

M, #798, b. 7 June 1812, d. 24 January 1892

Parents

FatherDavid Holly (b. between 1790 and 1791, d. 2 January 1856)
MotherSarah Webb (b. 28 September 1791, d. 10 December 1876)

Family: Margaret McQueen (b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886)

DaughterHarriet Newell Holly (b. 22 August 1848, d. 20 March 1927)
DaughterEmma Louise Holly+ (b. 12 November 1850, d. 24 January 1910)
SonWilliam Webb Holly+ (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
SonJames Madison Holly+ (b. 25 April 1854, d. 21 January 1928)
SonAlexander Newman Holly+ (b. 6 April 1858, d. 19 April 1923)
William Henry Holly

Biography

Birth7 June 1812William Henry Holly was born on 7 June 1812 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. At the time of his death, when he was hospitalized at Mt. Pleasant Almshouse, the admission card stated birth in Stamford.1
Research Note1845In 1845 New York City, New York County, New York. Seamen's Protection Certificates and crew lists of some sort are available at the New York City NARA, which would be good to check if possible.
Marriage9 June 1847He and Margaret McQueen were married on 9 June 1847 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, Brooklyn Daily Eagle notice, "In this city on Wednesday evening, by Rev. Dr. Spencer William H. Hawley to Margaret McQuinn." Marriage Register of 2nd Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn: 1847, June 9, William H. Hawley, Margaret McQuinn, Residence Brooklyn.

At some point, a family member recorded this marriage in the 1850 family Bible. Also recorded are the birthdates of the parents and the children. These records are all in the same handwriting, so possibly they were added at a later date, but the Bible may have been in the family in the 1850's. See photos attached.2,3,4
Directory1848As of 1848 William was listed in the Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, directory at 263 Hudson Av. a sparmaker. Per Brooklyn City Directory, compiled by Thomas P. Teale, Publisher: E.B. Spooner, Franklin Buildings, corner of Fulton & Orange Sts., Brooklyn, NY. Two other Holly's are listed in this directory: James, shoemaker at 187 Concord and Joseph, shoemaker 99 Cranberry. There are no McQueen's listed in this directory.
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 at Ward 11 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. William is listed as: Wm. Hawley, indexed Hamley, age 38, carpenter, b. Connecticut with Margaret, age 32, b. Scotland, and Harriet, age 2, b. Connecticut. In Dwelling with 2 other households.5
Address1850As of 1850, William lived at 138 Willoughby in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Listed as carpenter at this address in the Hearne's 1850-51 City Brooklyn Directory.
Occupation. William Henry Holly was a ship’s carpenter.

It appears from the census that he may have worked on shore at a shipyard as he grew older. The 1860 census gives his occupation as Ship Carpenter. The 1870 census gives his occupation as Spar marker. His obituary refers to him as the “well-known ship carpenter.”

The family tradition says that he sailed on ships as the carpenter and even went to the Orient. We have a fabric (perhaps a scarf) painting of a woman who appears to be upper-class, that is supposed to be a memento he brought back from the Orient. On the back either my grandfather or uncle wrote that it was brought back from Japan about 1850 and is ____ Yoshida. Two wooden boxes that are called his ship trunks are in the family, in the possession of David B. Tilley, Jr., and Roy Dearstyne.

The following description of the duties of a ship's carpenter is taken from Richard Henry Dana, The Seaman's Friend (1841), pp 153-155.
"CARPENTER.-- Almost every merchant vessel of a large class, or bound upon a long voyage, carries a carpenter. His duty is to work at his trade under the direction of the master, and to assist in all-hands work according to his ability. He is stationed with the larboard or starboard watch, as he may be needed, though, if there is no third mate, usually with the larboard. In working ship, if he is an able seaman, (as well as carpenter,) he will be put in some more important place, as looking after the main tack and bowlines, or working the forecastle with the mate; and if capable of leading his watch aloft, he would naturally take the bunt or an earing. He is not expected to handle the light sails, nor to go above the topsail yards, except upon the work of his trade. If he ships for an able seaman as well as carpenter, he must be capable of doing seaman's work upon the rigging and taking his turn at the wheel, if called upon; though he would not be required to do it except in bad weather, or in case the vessel should be short-handed. If he does not expressly ship for seaman as well as carpenter, no nautical skill can be required of him; but he must still, when all hands are called, or if ordered by the master, pull and haul about decks, and go aloft in the work usual on such occasions, as reefing and furling. But the inferior duties of the crew, as sweeping decks, slushing, tarring, &c., would not be put upon him, nor would he be required to do any strictly seaman's work, except taking a helm in case of necessity, or such work as all hands join in.

The carpenter is not an officer, has no command, and cannot give an order even to the smallest boy; yet he is a privileged person. He live in the steerage, with the steward, has charge of the ship's chest of tools, and in all things connected with his trade, is under the sole direction of the master. The chief mate has no authority over him, in his trade, unless it be in case of the master's absence or disability. In all things pertaining to the working of the vessel, however, and as far he acts in the capacity of a seaman, he must obey the orders of the officers as implicitly as any of the crew would; though, perhaps, and order from the second mate would come somewhat in the form of a request. Yet there is no doubt that he must obey the second mate in his proper place, as much as he would the master in his. Although he lives in the steerage, he gets his food from the galley, from the same mess with the men in the forecastle, having no better or different fare in any respect; and he has no right on the quarterdeck, but must take his place on the forecastle with the common seaman.

In many vessels, during fine weather, upon long voyages, the carpenter stands no watch, but "sleeps in" at night, is called at daylight, and works all day at his trade. But in this case, whenever all hands are called, he must come up with the rest. In bad weather, when he cannot well work at his trade, or if the vessel becomes short-handed, he is put in a watch, and does duty on deck, turning in and out with the rest. In many vessels, especially those bound on short voyages, the carpenter stands his watch, and, while on deck, works at his trade in the day-time, if the weather will permit, and at night, or in bad weather, does watch duty according to his ability. "
Property Record31 May 1855William was involved in a property transaction on 31 May 1855 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Be it remembered that we Gilbert P. Finch and Frederick Lockwood, both of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield, fence viewers in and for said Greenwich duly appointed and sworn according to law, having been called out by William Holly of said Greenwich, to view a certain fence situated in said Greenwich, in East Port Chester so called. The said fence being a division fence, between the said Holly on the one side and Thomas M. Lyons of the town of New London and County of New London on the other side. The said fence commencing at the northwest corner of Holly's land on Water Street so called, and thence running easterly to the northeast corner of said Holly's land, and thence south to the southeast corner of said Holly's land, and being the whole distance, to wit, the distance of four hundred and six feet. The division fence that separates the said land of the said Holly from the land of the said Thomas M. Lyon. And the said fence viewers on this the 31st day of May AD 1855 viewed said fence and it appearing to us that the said Holly and the said Lyon could not agree respecting the division of said existing fence, and the same being an existing fence between said proprietors, and owned by said Holly, and there was no record of any division of such fence. And on said day we then and (sic) divided and proportioned unto the said William Holly the western half of said fence beginning at the aforesaid northwest corner on Water Street so called and running East twelve rods and one quarter to a pile of stones, and a stake drove into the ground. And did divide and apportion to the said Lyon the east half of said fence commencing at the point last described and running east twelve rods and one quarter to the northeast corner of said Holly's land, and thence southerly to the said southeast of said Holly's land, and did award in favour of the said William Holly and against the said Thomas M. Lyon, the just sum of twenty-four dollars and fifty cents for the fence so set to said Thomas M. Lyon, the sum being two dollars per rod for each rod of said fence so set to said Lyon. And do limit the time for the payment of the above award to the 30th day of June AD 1855 from the date hereof. Dated at Greenwich the 31st day of May 1855. Gilbert P. Finch and Frederick Lockwood, fence viewers. Received to record May 31st 1855 and recorded by Samuel Close, Town Clerk.6
Census18 July 1860He appeared in the census 18 July 1860 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. William is listed as: William Holly, Ship Carpenter, no listing for real estate value, $300 for personal estate. Age 48, b. CT, with
Margaret, age 42, b. N.Y.,
Harriet, age 12, b. CT,
Emma, age 9, b. N.Y.,
William, age 7, b. CT,
Madison, age 5, b. CT,
Newman, age 2, b. CT.

Same dwelling as Thomas M. Lyon household. Thomas M. Lyon married Sarah E. Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Holly Edwards, sister of William Henry.

Next door dwelling was Elizabeth and husband William Edwards and children.

If the birth places are correct for the children, that would put their residence in Brooklyn no more than 1848-1853.

Other nearby residents were William Ritch, William H. Mead, Seth Mead, Henry Merritt, Daniel Lyon ($15,000 in real estate).
Newspaper Mention25 November 1869The 25 November 1869 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "MARINE DISASTER: The Brigantine, Persia, Capt. Stephen Carey, of Halifax, bound from New York home, in ballast, went ashore on Manursing Island on the night of the 17th instant. She has been surveyed by Capts. E.R. Davis, and Nelson Studwell, assisted by W. H. Holly, of this place, and on their report has been condemned, and will be sold by public auction, by R.F. Brundage, auctioneer, tomorrow, (Friday) the 26th instant, 12 m. She is 160 tons burthen and insured in Halifax, N.S. Her original cost was 5000 pounds sterling."7
Census6 July 1870He appeared in the census 6 July 1870 at Port Chester in Rye, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as: Holley, William, age 59, Spar Maker, b. Conn., with
Margaret, 54, Keeping House,
Harriet, 21,
Emma 18,
William 17,
Madison 15,
Newman, 12 and
Isabella McKinley, 9.
All the children listed as "At Home" and all except William listed as born NY. None listed as "father of foreign birth." Madison, Newman, and Isabella listed as attending school within the year.8
Newspaper Mention8 March 1877The 8 March 1877 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported the Board of Town Auditors report for the town of Rye. This report listed all the people who had been paid for services during the prior year. Among those listed was Wm. Holly, for watching the pest house, $27.00.
Newspaper Mention26 September 1878The 26 September 1878 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported in the Editor's column, "Mr. W. H. Holly brings us five solid tomatoes, which weigh six pounds."
Census1880He appeared in the census 1880 at ED 124 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as: Holley, William, age 68, Carpenter, b. Conn and parents born Conn., with
Margaret, wife, age 62 born Scotland, and parents born Scotland.
Harritt, daughter, age 30, tailoris.
Madison, son, age 24, Fisherman.
Newman A., age 22, son, Fisherman.
The three children listed as born Conn.9
Witness4 March 1885He is mentioned in the probate of the estate of Jane Webb on 4 March 1885 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The estate of Jane Miller is mentioned in probate records from 18 Feb 1885 through 4 Mar 1885.

Her estate as inherited from her husband Levi consisted of:
Cash received of Mrs. Jas. L. Lockwood, $120.02
Cash received of S.C. Waterbury Administrator of Mrs. M. Andrae estate, 151.77
Cash by order of Superior Court of money in trust to Mrs. Miller from Estate of Levi Miller, $8738.06
Cash received of J.D. Warren Administrator of Estate of Levi Miller, $23,182.84
Furniture as per Schedule, $85.80, for a total of $32,278.49

After advertising for claims, the following claims were paid by A.G. Weed, Administrator:

By cash paid J.L. Lockwood, $20.00
" " " E.E. Rowell, $20.00
" " " L. Hoyt & Son, $116.75
" " " Dean & Horton, $30.25
" " " Appraisers, $14.50
" " " on Ye Alice Holly claim, $250.00
" " " S. Fessenden Counsel fees, $512.50
" " " Probate fees, $44.40
By Administrators services, $700.00
Balance for distribution, $30,584.39

The distribution of the estate was as follows:

"This Court finds that the heirs at law of said Jane Miller are her brothers and sisters of the whole blood and those who legally represent such of said brothers and sisters as are deceased, namely:
First. The children of her deceased brother Harry Webb, to wit: Charles H. Webb of Darien and Hannah M. Gillespie of Stamford.
Second. The children of her deceased brother Noah Webb, to wit: John N. Webb of Brooklyn in the State of New York, Allen Webb of Stamford and Sarah M. Moore of the City and State of New York.
Third. The children of her deceased brother Epenetus Webb, to wit: Charles R. Webb, Henry Webb, William Webb, Harriet S. Webb, Martha A. Webb and Alice L. Webb all of Stamford.
Fourth. The children of her deceased sister Julia Finch, to wit: Charles B. Finch and James W. Finch both of Monterey in the State of California.
Fifth. The children of her deceased brother Holly Webb, to wit: John B. Webb of the City and State of New York and Elizabeth Waples of ______ in the State of Missouri.
Sixth. Her sister Caroline Gibson of Penn Yan in the State of New York.
Seventh. The legal representatives of her deceased brother Alfred Webb, to wit: his children, Lucinda Smith of Stamford, Mary F. Webb of Middletown, CT, Emily J. Dann and Ambrose Webb both of Stamford; the children of his deceased daughter Elizabeth Dann, to wit: Samuel Mead and Lucinda Jewell, both of Stamford; the daughter of his deceased daughter Sarah A. Dibble, to wit Fanny Lyon of Norwalk; the children of his deceased son John I. Webb, to wit: Theodore Webb and John I. Webb both of Darien and Annie Snyder of Stamford, and the children of his deceased son Nelson Webb, to wit: Charles H. Webb of San Jose in the State of California and George N. Webb of _____ in California.
Eighth. The legal representatives of her deceased sister Sally Holly, to wit: her children William H. Holly of Portchester in the State of New York, Theodore Holly of Greenwich, Sylvester Holly whose place of residence is not found, Maria Marshall and Susan Henesy, both of Portchester and Nelson Holly of Stamford; and the children of her deceased daughter Elizabeth Edwards, to wit: Thomas Edwards, Arthur Edwards, David Edwards, Sarah E. Lyon, Hannah Edwards and Jennie Edwards, all of Portchester.
Ninth. The legal representatives of her deceased sister Maria Thompson, to wit: her daughters Susan Thompson and Mary E. Thompson both of Stamford, and the children of her deceased daughter Hannah M. Lockwood, to wit: Harry Lockwood, Arthur Lockwood and Myra Lockwood, all of Stamford."

The probate record then outlines what part of the estate each individual shall receive. William H., Theodore, Sylvester, Maria, Susan and Nelson each were to receive one sixty-third part. The children of Elizabeth were to receive one three hundred and seventy-eighth part.10
Newspaper Mention2 July 1885The 2 July 1885 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "Uncle Holley has worked out and is to rig a very nice flag pole for the Dickinson Stables on Westchester Ave." (I suspect this refers to WHH, but don't know.)
Address14 December 1891As of 14 December 1891, William lived at Westchester County Almshouse in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York. He was age 80 when admitted. The inmate card shows his having lived in state 20 yrs, born in Stamford, CT, and parents the same, able to read and write, "Habits: Intemp, Occupation: carpenter, Occupation of Father: Cooper, brothers - 2, sisters - 2, How many children living: 4 (this was incorrect), Existing Cause of Dependence: Sick and Vagrant, Probable Destiny: May Recover. From Rye. Discharged: died Jany 24, '92."11
Death24 January 1892He died on 24 January 1892 in Mt. Pleasant, Westchester, New York, Town Clerks for Port Chester and Mt. Pleasant (Valhalla) were not able to find death certificate. Researcher in Albany death index was not able to find an entry in 2005.7,11
Burial27 January 1892He was buried on 27 January 1892 at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Card at cemetery office reads "W. Holly". and lists "Plot B75, Haight Plot". J. Sloat is the funeral director, which is the same as for Margaret Holly 6 yrs. earlier. There is no stone in the Haight plot, and W. Holly is not listed on the Haight plot card.12
Obituary28 January 189228 January 1892, Obituary:. Port Chester Journal, 28 Jan 1892, Obituary: "William Holley, a well known ship carpenter of this village, for many years a resident here, died on Sunday, in the 80th year of his age. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. John W. Merritt, on Haseco Avenue, Rev. W. F. Wakefield officiating." (Probably 72 Haseco, based on Port Chester directory.).
Last Edited13 October 2021

Citations

  1. [S611] , William Henry Holly Family Bible (); Formerly in the possession of his great-grandson David B. Tilley (d. 1989) and lost after his death. Hereinafter cited as Holly Family Bible.
  2. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA), Transcription of WHHolly Bible.. Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  3. [S159] , Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841 - 1902 Brooklyn Public Library Online, Brooklyn, New York, http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle/, Thursday, 10 Jun 1847, page 2 of 4., Thursday, 10 Jun 1847, page 2 of 4.
  4. [S184] LDS Film Numbers 1311249, Item 5, and 1311250 Item 1, 2nd Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY, Church Registers: Marriages, Members, and Baptisms, 1831 - 1861, Microfilm of original records in possession of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, (1831-1861). Hereinafter cited as 2nd Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, Church Registers.
  5. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com, Image 124 of 297 on ancestry.com.
  6. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Book 29, page 720.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich, CT Land Records.
  7. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York
  8. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, p. 66.
  9. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 0023 ancestry.com, Roll T9-947, FHL Film 1254947, page 251A.
  10. [S179] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v. 30-31 1885-1887, FHL US/CAN Film # 1434319, pp. 25-28, pp. 31-33, p. 55, pp. 57-60. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v. 30-31 1885-1887.
  11. [S610] , The Almshouse Inmate Records, Series 179: Department of Social Services: Almshouse Records, (1854-1917). Hereinafter cited as Westchester County Almshouse Inmate Records.
  12. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records: Visited by H. Kilpatrick and W.T. Pearsall, 11 Jun 2004.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.

Margaret McQueen

F, #799, b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886

Parents

FatherJames McQueen (b. 17 November 1792, d. after 1863)
MotherElizabeth Mitchell (b. about 1798, d. between 1831 and 1836)

Family: William Henry Holly (b. 7 June 1812, d. 24 January 1892)

DaughterHarriet Newell Holly (b. 22 August 1848, d. 20 March 1927)
DaughterEmma Louise Holly+ (b. 12 November 1850, d. 24 January 1910)
SonWilliam Webb Holly+ (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
SonJames Madison Holly+ (b. 25 April 1854, d. 21 January 1928)
SonAlexander Newman Holly+ (b. 6 April 1858, d. 19 April 1923)
Closeup of Margaret McQueen,

Biography

Birth14 September 1818Margaret McQueen was born on 14 September 1818 at Fornighty in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland. Register reads "Margaret Lawful Daughter to James McQueen and Eliza Mitchell in Fornighty was born September 14th and baptized the 20th. The witnesses were George Mitchell and Donald McQueen."1
Baptism20 September 1818She was baptized on 20 September 1818 in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland. Margaret Lawful Daughter to James McQueen and Eliza Mitchell in Fornighty was born September 14th and baptized the 20th the witnesses were George Mitchell and Donald McQueen.
Anecdote18191819: The common naming convention in Scotland was
1st son after father's father.
2nd son--mother's father.
3rd son --father.
4th son -- father's oldest brother.
1st daughter after mother's mother.
2nd dau--father's mother.
3rd dau.--mother.
4th dau--mother's oldest sister.
Margaret was the first daughter,so we would expect Eliza's mother to be Margaret. Donald was the first son, so we would expect James' father to be Donald.
Janet was the 2nd daughter, so we would expect James' mother to be Janet. David was the second son, so we would expect Elizabeth's father to be David.
In fact that is exactly what we find.
James was the 3rd son, named after the father as we might expect. William was the 4th son, and may be named after James' oldest brother. That we don't know at this point.
Elizabeth was the 3rd daughter, named after her mother.

Since James and Elizabeth have been so consistent, I would expect to find an older brother William McQueen.
Anecdote, FamilyAccording to family knowledge, her father was a goldsmith, who made a pair of gold pierced earrings for her which she started wearing shortly after birth. She wore the earrings until she died, and they were passed on to Alexander Newman Holly, Winifred Lulu Holly, and Elizabeth Mead Winstead Warga. The documentation we have of her father's occupation says carpenter, so perhaps another family member was a goldsmith.

Some in the family said she came to this country as a child, some as a 16-18 yr. old. It was also said that she came alone, and again that she came with her grandmother Cumming. Her grandmother Cumming is buried, however, in Ardclach Cemetery. As is detailed here, Margaret actually immigrated with her father, stepmother and two younger brothers in 1836.
Anecdote18261826: Margaret's sampler, with photos. Margaret McQueen sewed two samplers as a child. The first was a practice sampler. The second was completed when she was 8 years old, living in Elgin. It is of Scottish wool. It contains several alphabets and the following names: James McQueen, Elizabeth McQueen, Donald McQueen, David Mitchell, Margaret Mitchell, Jannet McQueen, and the words Jannet of Burghead. It also contains two lines of initials. This compiler believes that these initials stand for other family members not as close as the names above. The initials that I have been able to read are: AD, ED, MD, EB, JB, DMQ, DMQ, JMQ, MS, IS, E (or F)M, GM, DM. As of 2019, this sampler is in the possession of descendant Elizabeth Mead Winstead Warga, and has been professionally refurbished.
Newspaper Item16 March 1836According to the 16 March 1836 edition of the Aberdeen Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland, , "FOR NEW YORK:
The fine First Class Coppered Ship CLIO.
388 Tons Register, Captain YOUNG,
is appointed to sail from LEITH, on the 25th inst. calling at CROMARTY; from whence she will be dispatched positively between the 5th and 10th April, direct for NEW YORK.
Artizans and others wishing to avail themselves of the present great demand for their labour, in consequence of the late disastrous fire at New York, will find this a desirable conveyance, the CLIO being well known as a first-rate sailer, 7 feet high between Decks, and Captain Young long experienced in the trade.
FOR Quebec: A First Class Ship is intended to be dispatched from Cromarty or Invergordon about 1st May; also for Pictou and Quebec, between the 1st and 10th June.
The above Ships will be fitted out with the same attention to comfort, and punctuality of sailing, as has hitherto distinguished the Subscribers in the trade.
Berths may be secured on application to
Messrs. Johnston and Son, Elgin. Wm. Laing, Forres. Alexr. Fraser, Nairn. Messrs. Will. Watson, Cromarty; and D. McDonald, Inverness.
Willm Allan and Son
Leith, March 14, 1836."2
Newspaper Item19 March 1836According to the 19 March 1836 edition of the The Scotsman, Scotland , "Notice to Passengers for New York: The fine first-class coppered Ship, CLIO, 388 Tons per Register, Capt. Young, has commenced loading at Alloa, will be in Leith about the 29th inst. and sail positively on Monday the 4th April.
Artizans and others wishing to avail themselves of the present great demand for their labour, in consequence of the late disasterous fire at New York, will find this a desirable conveyance, the Clio being well known as a first-rate sailer -- 7 feet high between decks, and Captain Young long experienced in the trade. A number of berths being already engaged, early application is nedessary, to Will. Allan and Son, Brokers. Leith, 16th March, 1836."3
Newspaper Item9 April 1836According to the 9 April 1836 edition of the The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland, , "Leith Shipping: CLEARED OUT: April 6. Clio, Young, Newcastle, goods."

It seems odd that this would not say New York, I wonder if it was a mistake, or did they actually go to Newcastle and then Cromarty.

Since Newcastle is 80 miles south of Edinburgh, it seems that the route to New York would logically continue south and through the Channel. However I have not been able to find information so far as to the normal shipping routes.

There is another reference to the Leith Commercial Lists, which I have not seen directly, summarized as "from Leith, with 41 passengers, to New York 6 Apr 1836." If 41 boarded at Leith, then over 30 more passengers boarded at Cromarty.4
Family History14 April 1836On 14 April 1836. Beth Warga, Margaret’s great-great-grandaughter, has a little book called “Dove’s English Classics” that belonged to Margaret McQueen. It is an inspirational book that appears to have been presented to Margaret before her trip to America. This is another piece of evidence that Margaret was a passenger on the Cleo on April 5, 1836.. The inscription says, “From George Mitchell to Margaret McQueen, 14 April 1836.” The book includes chapters on the improvement of the mind, Dr. Gregory’s Legacy to his Daughters, Lady Pennington’s Advice to her Absent Daughters, with an additional letter on the management and education of infant children. It was printed and published in London, 1827. As Beth says, “It seemed like the kind of gift someone would give to a person who was leaving to go on a long journey.”
Newspaper Item22 April 1836According to the 22 April 1836 edition of the Inverness Courier, Inverness, Scotland, , "The ship Clio, Captain Young, sailed from Cromarty for New York on Friday evening last, having on board 74 passengers, as well as a valuable cargo of merchandize; and, on intending pessengers account, we are glad to learn she is to be succeeded by other equally fine ships fitted out by Mr. Allan, to sail next month for Pictou and Quebec. Emigrants are perhaps not generally aware that there is now a new Act of Parliament, passed in August last, for the better regulation of passenger ships, which must add greatly to their safety and comfort; the chief difference in their favour is a reduction of one fourth on the number allowed to be carried in each ship, and, if above 100, a Surgeon must be provided for the voyage. Passengers can also demand from the parties with whom they may engage, one shilling each for every day the ship is detained beyond the appointed time of sailing; and last, though not least, the Collector and Comptroller of Customs have it in their power to detain any ship which, on the report of competent judges, may be deemed unfit for the voyage."

22 Apr 1836 was a Friday, so the previous Friday departure would have been 15 Apr 1836.
Immigration11 June 1836She immigrated on 11 June 1836 to New York City, New York County, New York, In the 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists online database on Ancestry.com, there are two Margaret McQueens listed who were born about 1818. One arrived 11 Jun 1836, the other arrived 9 Aug, 1834.

The 1834 arrival does not have any matching facts other than Margaret's name and age. They sailed from Liverpool on the Ship Sarah and Caroline, and the McQueen family on board consisted of Henry, age 23, Jerry, age 9, John age 22, Margaret age 16, Mary age 25, Patrick age 13 and Thomas age 14. None of these are names on the sampler.

The 1836 arrival contains many matching facts for the family, but some discrepancies also.

The Barque Cleo is listed in online Passenger Lists at Ancestry.com as the Barque Cleo, Master Thomas Young, Port of Departure Alloa and Leith, Place of Origin: Great Britain, Date of Arrival 11 Jun 1836. The McQueen passengers were James, age 43, carpenter, Margaret, 40, wife, Margaret, 18, Spinster, David, 7, and James, 5. See attached passenger list images.

77 names are listed on the passenger list. None of the other names are known family, but certainly some may have been friends or acquaintances. There is a John Mitchell on the list, who may have been some relation.

David Dobson, in his book "Ships from Scotland to North America, 1830-1860, lists the following sailing: "Clio, Captain Young, from Leith with 41 passengers to New York, 6 April 1836" (stated in the journal Leith Commercial Lists). "From Leith and Cromarty with passengers bound for New York in 1836 (stated in the Aberdeen Journal)."

Alloa and Leith are ports of Edinburgh. Cromarty is a port on the Firth of Moray, across the water from Nairn and Moray.
NaturalizationPer an article in NARA Prologue, Summer 1998, Vol. 30, No. 2, "New laws of the mid-1800s opened an era when a woman's ability to naturalize became dependent upon her marital status. The act of February 10, 1855, was designed to benefit immigrant women. Under that act, "[a]ny woman who is now or may hereafter be married to a citizen of the United States, and who might herself be lawfully naturalized, shall be deemed a citizen." Thus alien women generally became U.S. citizens by marriage to a U.S. citizen or through an alien husband's naturalization. " Margaret and William Henry were married in 1847, and she may have been in the country for 10 years before that, but so far I have not found any naturalization records.5
Church AffiliationMarch 1838As of March 1838, Margaret was affiliated with Second Presbyterian Church, Clinton near Fulton, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. In the membership register, Additions were grouped By Letter or By Profession. Margaret was listed as an addition by profession in this month. After her name is written in smaller letters 'Mrs. Hawley'. It does not say (dismissed) or (dead) after her name, although they left this church, and many of the other members are so marked. There is a check mark before her name, as well as some others on the page, but no indication what the check means. We looked through the records from 1831 to 1861, and did not see any other McQueens, nor did we see the baptisms of any of their children. There was a member named Eliza Mitchell, widow, in the church.

From "The History of Long Island, from Its Discovery to the Present Time" by Benjamin Franklin Thompson, published 1843, page 252: The Presbyterian Church in Clinton street, near Fulton, was organized Oct. 25, 1831, the church edifice was erected in 1833, and dedicated May 4, 1834. It is 65 feet wide by 110 deep, and is built of brick in the Grecian Doric order.

The Rev. Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D., has been the only pastor of this church. He is the son of Phineas and Olive Spencer of Rupert, Vermont, where he was born Feb. 24, 1798. He graduated at Union College, Schenectady, NY, in 1822, and was ordained over one of the churches in Northampton, Mass., Sept. 11, 1828; dismissed from thence March 12, 1832, and installed in this church on the 22nd day of the same month. He married Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Catharine Magoffin, of Schenectady." [Another connection of interest is that the pastor of Third Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, Jay street near High, in 1843 was Rev. William Beale Lewis, son of Zachariah Lewis, Esq. of Brooklyn, and grandson of the late Rev. Dr. Isaac Lewis, of Greenwich, Conn. (who was Isaac Lewis, Jr.). Isaac Lewis father and son were both pastors of Greenwich 2nd Congregational, and the elder lived next to Nathaniel Mead and then Selah Mead for years.]6
Marriage9 June 1847William Henry Holly and she were married on 9 June 1847 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, Brooklyn Daily Eagle notice, "In this city on Wednesday evening, by Rev. Dr. Spencer William H. Hawley to Margaret McQuinn." Marriage Register of 2nd Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn: 1847, June 9, William H. Hawley, Margaret McQuinn, Residence Brooklyn.

At some point, a family member recorded this marriage in the 1850 family Bible. Also recorded are the birthdates of the parents and the children. These records are all in the same handwriting, so possibly they were added at a later date, but the Bible may have been in the family in the 1850's. See photos attached.7,8,6
Anecdote18511851: The family is in possession of a copy of the Forres, Elgin & Nairn Gazette from September 24, 1851. This was evidently sent to Margaret by a family member or friend still in Scotland.
Religion1886As of in 1886, Margaret McQueen was, in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. affiliated with the North Baptist Church because her funeral was led by Rev. W. F. Wakefield of that church.9
Death13 May 1886She died on 13 May 1886 at Slater St. in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York,10
Burial16 May 1886She was buried on 16 May 1886 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Plot A?, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Listed on old 3X5 card in office, plot not specified. No stone found. J. Sloat, funeral director.11
Obituary20 May 188620 May 1886, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Port Chester Journal Obituary:. " After an illness of about 5 weeks, Mrs. Margaret Holly, wife of William Holly, died at her residence on Slater Street, on Thursday, at the age of 67 years. Mrs. Holly was the mother of Mrs. John F. Merritt, Newman, Madison, William and Miss Hattie, Holly. The funeral took place from her late residence, on Monday, the Rev. W. F. Wakefield, of the North Baptist Ch. officiating. He preached a most impressive sermon, taking for his text the words "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit," found in the 7th Chapter of Acts, 59th verse. He spoke appreciatively of the deceased, and of her Christian example. Interment was in Union Cemetery, under the direction of John Sloat, the Main Street undertaker.9
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Citations

  1. [S101] , Scotland Old Parish Records, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, made available on microfilm by LDS Family History Library: Parish registers, 1642-1854, Parish Church of Ardclach, Nairn. FHL British Film 102018.. Hereinafter cited as Scotland Old Parish Records.
  2. [S236] , Aberdeen Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland
  3. [S223] , The Scotsman Digital Archives, 1817 - 1950, Edinburgh, Scotland, http://archive.scotsman.com/, 19 March 1836, page 1., 19 March 1836, page 1.
  4. [S223] The Scotsman, 9 April 1836, p. 4., 9 April 1836, p. 4.
  5. [S106] Prologue: A Quarterly Publication of the National Archives and Records Administration, online http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/index.html. Hereinafter cited as NARA Prologue.
  6. [S184] LDS Film Numbers 1311249, Item 5, and 1311250 Item 1, 2nd Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY, Church Registers: Marriages, Members, and Baptisms, 1831 - 1861, Microfilm of original records in possession of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, (1831-1861). Hereinafter cited as 2nd Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, Church Registers.
  7. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA), Transcription of WHHolly Bible.. Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  8. [S159] , Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841 - 1902 Brooklyn Public Library Online, Brooklyn, New York, http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle/, Thursday, 10 Jun 1847, page 2 of 4., Thursday, 10 Jun 1847, page 2 of 4.
  9. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York
  10. [S98] Port Chester Journal, 20 May 1886 edition, 20 May 1886 edition.
  11. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.