George Holcomb’s Diary

[Editor’s Note: I cannot do this page justice. Way back before I offered to tend the site, I found on these pages that Old Widow Sackett had died. Phebe (Davis)…


There are many burying grounds in and around Stephentown. Some are found in backyards, some are found right alongside the road.

Mayflower Families – Stephen Hopkins

Some Stephentown Descendants of Stephen Hopkins Passenger of the Mayflower

Mayflower Famlies – Lucy Doty

6. Lucy b. December 27, 1751 Sharon, CT; d. August 29, 1838 Rome, NY; m. Eleazer Morton

Letter Testamentary Granted on the will of George Arnold, deceased, 1829

In the name of God Amen, I George Arnold of the town of Stephentown in the County of Renesslaer and State of New York considering the uncertainty of this mortal life

Levi Culver

Levi Culver was born in Connecticut in 1772; he died February 5, 1862 in Stephentown, NY. He was the son of Moses Culver and Molly Hardknight.

Stephen Wheeler

My most frustrating family line is my Wheeler line, given that I can’t find any parents for the subject of this essay. There isn’t a lot known about Stephen, other than he had several children, by at least three different “wives”, and the first two “wives” are unknown.

Ira Eddy's Store

Early Merchants

In the 1800’s and early 1900’s there was considerable manufacturing as well as farming throughout the area. Records tell us many stores were in operation.

1900 Census

The date beside the names of the people on this census is the month/year of their birth. This is followed by the age of the person and their marital status.

The Importance of the Census

Beginning genealogists often disregard valid information on an ancestor simply because of the way a name is spelled.