Syllinda Jane Kittle

I’ve been helping my grandmother on a genealogy project because she would like to join Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The patriot in our family is Edmund Kittle (DAR #A065291). DAR has a few of his children documented, but not the one we need: Syllinda Jane Kittle. I have census data and other records all the way back to her son, but she is the missing link. I do have a Family Data Collection resource showing her, but DAR does not consider that hard evidence.

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. Here’s the vital info. that I do have:

Edmund Kittle- Born 04 Nov 1758 in West Greenwich, Kent, RI / Died 05 Jul 1833 in Colesville, Broome, NY

Syllinda Jane Kittle- Born 12 Jul 1792 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY / Died 23 Mar 1863 in Union Co., NY

Unfortunately, there are tons of variations on the spelling of both people. Edmund vs. Edmond is about a 50/50 in usage. Syllinda is how the Family Data Collection records her name, but later census documents have it as Celinda. The last name is the real challenge: Kittle and Kittel appear to be the most common, but Kittell, Kettell, Kattel, Kattell all make appearances as well.

I would really appreciate any help or advice. We have been working on this for quite some time now and appear to be stuck on the last generation.¬†¬†Unfortunately, we both live on the West Coast so we can’t spend the time we would like in the library.¬†–Ryan