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Monday, December 11, 2017

Takedown Imminent

I will take down the site on 20 March 2018. Please contact me if you are interested in taking it over: obstinatesnooper ~~! icloud !~~ dotcom

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

Queries

BATES in Stephentown

I am looking for the BATES family including Comfort BATES b. in England, lived in Lenox MA and his son Otis BATES b. 1777 Stephentown, NY…

Pardee Family

…I would love to find out exactly where the Pardee house on Presbyterian Hill was located and if it still exists. Or would be interested in any other histories. Thanks for any information! Regards, Ellen

Major John Wilcox born 9 July

My family records show my 5th Great Grandfather, John Wilcox married to Mary Barbor  31 Jan 1762  in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Isand and that this Mary Barbor was daughter of  Daniel West Barber and Deliverence Teft.   Your files also list a Mary Barber as daughter of Daniel West Barber and Deliverence Teft BUT you

Abigail Vary – Samuel Vary and Susannah Page

I am trying to find how the connection was made that Abigail Vary, born in 1748, was the daughter of Samuel Vary, born in 1718, and Susannah Page. Abigail was married to Caleb Carr in Stephentown, New York.

thomas coon

thomas was born 1786 connecticut, he married avis prosser in petersburg. looking for family line.

David Todd

In his will dated 1796, Abraham Todd of S.Salem left farm bought of Jubez Close, Stephentown (now Somers) to his son David Todd (b. 1776). Abraham died the next year.

George Hoard

I am looking for any records of the George Hoard family. He married Jerusha Leonard on 06 Feb. 1803. They had a daughter Jerusha born in Stephentown on 03 Dec. 1803. I believe his father Another George Hoard also lived there, his wife’s name was Ester. I think she may be buried there.

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.

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.

Stephentown Worden’s

John H. Worden b: July 29, 1744 and his wife Sarah Brayton b: May 04, 1748 were the first Worden’s in NY emigrating from Connecticut.

Courts

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;

Will Abstracts

These abstracts could be a wonderful resource, as most list entire families, and some even have parents names, and other relatives.

Will of Stephen Arnold, 1810

In the name of God amen, I Stephen Arnold often of Stephentown in the County of Rensselaer and in the State of New York, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory

Will of Justus Leonard, 1838

The last will + testament of Justus Leonard of Stephentown in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York I Justus Leonard

Will of Joseph Rogers, 16 March 1798

In the name of God Amen. I, Joseph Rogers of Stephentown in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York, being through the goodness of God in Health of body and a disposition or disposing mind

Landmarks

Rossman Manton Farm

I moved to the Rossman Manton Farm in ’98.  I have a picture of the old house and the barn.  The barn is referred to in #5 on the Mills and Dams page.  It is a very early mill and was moved to the present site well more than a hundred years ago.  Pretty amazing

Families

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

Families

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.

Landmarks

Railroads

The railroad line ran through Brainard, the Lebanons, Stephentown, North Stephentown Center, Cherry Plain, Berlin and on to Bennington. The voice of the conductor was heard calling out the names of the stations along the way.

Families

Mayflower Families

Many of the families that settled in Stephentown in the early days had roots with the families that came from England on the Mayflower.

Families

Jenks Murder

District Attorney Colby stated some of the facts developed on the part of the prosecution – that there was a woman in the case who had lived both with the deceased and the prisoner – that there were spots of blood on the ground between Jenks’ house and his barn, giving rise to the theory that he had been deliberately killed at the former place

Landmarks

Mills and Dams

For the early settlers the necessities of life were food, shelter and clothing. They had to seek services of various kinds to fill these needs. As the population of colonial America was small and labor was in short supply, most communities were anxious to attract men skilled in mill building to provide worksaving machines.