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Stephentown Genealogy: Research

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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S.J. Tilden

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

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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.

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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

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Daniel Smith Papers

Papers of Daniel Smith and his wife Elizabeth Gardner The following information was sent by Wendell Spencer. Papers of Daniel Smith, & his wife Elizabeth Gardner, living in Stephentown NY. before 1820. Papers of their son, Daniel G. Smith & wife Norcissa Humphrey of Josiah at Rensselaer Co., NY, moved to Lysander, Onondaga, Military Lot #83,

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.