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Samuel Jones Tilden

By: Tina Ordone Though this site is centered on Stephentown, I wanted to include some interesting things from the town that I actually grew up in, New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY. It is “next door” to Stephentown and has a very interesting history of it’s own. It’s major claim to fame is that of being […]

WeRelate Experiment

So, I want to have a family tree of Stephentown ancestors so that I (and you) can see how everyone was interrelated. I had thought about using Second Site and The Master Genealogist to do so, but then I was struck with inspiration to make a secondary tree over at WeRelate.org. So, feel free to […]

Syllinda Jane Kittle

Syllinda was born in Stephentown in 1792 and I’m hoping there is a record of her birth or something else on file that might get us to the finish line.

George W. Johnson, 1864 (Surrogate’s Court)

In the matter of the application for Administration on the Estate of George W. Johnson, late of the town of Stephentown:
Julia E. Johnson deposed that she was the widow of the late George W. Johnson, and lived in Stephentown. He died a natural death in Stephentown on the 11th day of March 1864, without leaving a last Will and Testament;

Looking for my grandfather

B.A. Finch was a preacher and teacher in the Baptist tradition in Stephentown, New York likely between 1890 and 1910.

Researching Carpenter family

Wondering if the photo I have labeled “Ellen Lewis June 1896″ taken in Reading, Pa is related, since his sister married a Lewis.

Early Physicians

Note from Tina: I can verify that these men did indeed make house calls, in a day and time long past. I remember well, Dr. Thompson coming to my parents house when my brothers and I came down with the measles. We always called him “I’m going to give you a shot Thompson.” It seems that there was a shot for everything!! Dr. Swift was the man who pierced my ears when I was 16 years old. By that time, though, housecalls were on the way out and after much begging and pleading, I convinced my parents that I was old enough, and my Mom took me to Dr. Swift’s office for the piercing.