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Charles Edwin Paynter was born in Washington County, Ohio, October 8th, 1872. He passed away at his home in Alton, Kansas, November 24, 1944, at the age of 72 years, one month and sixteen days. Like so many others of his age, in the middle-west, Mr. Paynter was born of pioneer parents. His father, Daniel Paynter was born in England, his mother Helen Patterson Paynter, in West Virginia. The couple was married in Ohio and there the seven children were born. In 1879 the Paynter family came to Kansas, to take a homestead in Grant Township, Osborne county. On this farm the children grew up, suffering meanwhile the many usual hardships of pioneers, hardships interesting to the present generation as a tale that is told, but bitter experiences to those undergoing them. The better things of life, and palatable food, often could not be had at any price. Charles Edwin, least robust of the family in this respect, found eating the rough pioneer food especially difficult. But here he gre to manhood, and is is interesting to note that at the time of his death, he was the onwer of the parental homestead.
Six of the seven children of Daniel and Helen Paynter, lived to grow up, marry and rear families. John and James, the two oldest sons have been dead many years. With the passing of Charles Edwin, only three of the original Paynter family, remain. They are Will and Mattie (Mrs. B. W. Miller) of Alton, and Albert ("A.J." as he is familiarly known) of Wichita.
On April 17th, 1900, Charles Edwin Paynter was married to Miss Dollie E. Boyd, daughter of another pioneering family of the vicinity. He made a home for his bride on a farm he already had purchased in Grant Township. This farm was the family home for a number of years and there three of the four children were born. Afterward, for short periods, the family lived in Alton, and back on the home farm between times. The youngest child, Raymond was born in Alton. Eventually, in 1913, Mr. Paynter moved to Alton permanently, where he engaged in various mercantile enterprises for many years, though continuing to be a farm owner and manager.
The children are: Edward E. whose home is Payette, Idaho; Helen Elizabeth, a professional dietitian, at present of the home, having helped care for her father through the months of his last illness; Harley A. of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Pvt. Charles Raymond Paynter, of the Army Medical Corps, Camp Gruber, Okla. All of the children, and their mother, survive the father and husband. All of the members of the immediate family were present at the last rites for Mr. Paynter, escept Harley, who recently had suffered a severe illness and was unable to make the strenuous journey from his home in Idaho.
There are four grandchildren: Lieut. Charles Johnson Paynter, of the Army Air Corops, and the younger brother Kent S. Paynter, sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Paynter. Chas. Paynter, pilot of a P-38 Fighter Plane, in active service over enemy territory was somewhere in Belgium at the time of his grandfather's death. He was graduated as an air pilot in January, 1944 and at the time of his graduation was married to Miss Ruth Yager, of Payette, Idaho. The other grandchildren are Maren Lynn Paynter daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Paynter and Richard Joseph Paynter son of Pvt. and Mrs. Raymond Paynter, of Manhattan, Kansas. Only his youngest grandchild, was present for his grandfather's funeral services.
Through hard work and thrift and enterprise C. E. Paynter became a prosperous farm owner and business man, an oustanding individual of his generation in his home community. Besides his natural aptitudes, his devotion to, and proide in , his family as a whole, contributed to his success. He was ambitious for his children wishing to provide for them the best of education and experience looking to their individual futures. A good many years ago, even then not in the best of health, Mr. Paynter retired from active business, devoting only the time necessary for that prupose to managing the affairs of his real estate and other investments. A part of the time that the youngest children were students at Kansas State College, Mr. and Mrs. Paynter lived in Manhattan.
Mr. Paynter's hobby was gardening. His vegetables, his flowers, his nursery of young trees, flourished under his enthusiastic care. The winters of these later years, Mr. and Mrs. Paynter usually spent in warner climes than Kansas. Most often in Southern Texas where "C.E." spent much of his time at ocean fishing, a sport he much enjoyed. But his Alton neighbors of long-standin gknew when spring had come, not by the arrival of the first robin but by the appearance of Charley Paynter, happily home again to the neighborhood he loved, hurrying the rounds with friendly greetings, then hurrying home to prepare his hot-beds.
In the spring of 1942, Mr. Paynter suffered a slight paralysis, partially affecting his vision. A year later, in the spring of 1943, at which time he became very seriously ill, the paralysis extended to the peech centers. Although after several weeks his general health improved, and he was able to be up and about again, almost to the time of his death, he never fully recovered the power of speech. Late in November, 1944 he suffered another paralyzing stroke, which prived fatal within a few days. At the time of his passing, the evening of Friday, November 24th, his devoted wife and daughter, Helen and his brother Will and Sister Mattie, were with with him to ease his last hours.
Last rites for Charles Paynter, from that group of Alton's older citizens, of whom few remain, were conducated Tuesday afternoon, November 28th at the Alton M. E. Church. The Rev. Glenn Claycamp, pastor of the church for many years and until recently, officiated. Mr. Paynter's last resting place is in pleasant Summer cemetery, high ground, north of Alton, over-looking the town and the bluffs of the Solomon river. 
Paynter, Charles Edwin (I785)
 
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Esther F. Adkins, 78, Blue Rapids died Friday, May 16, 1997, at her home.
Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Terry Chapel and Funeral Home, Blue Rapids. The Rev. Paul Wolf officiatied.
The congregation sang "When the Roll is Called up Yonder" and "In the Garden," accompanied by organist Luree Gallup.
Pallbearers were James Tillotson, David Tillotson, Steven Padgett, Harry Blaske, Bob Skillin and Billy Skillin. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery south of Blue Rapids.
She was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Frankfort, the daughter of Robert and Alva Scovill Skillin. She graduated from Irving High School in 1936.
She married Ralph L. Adkins Oct. 21, 1944, in Smith Center. She was a homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband on July 1, 1983; two brothers, William Skillin and Harold Skillin; two sisters, Ruth Padgett and Martha Skillin; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Survivors are two son, Larry Adkins, Hyram, Utah, and Arnold Adkins, Blue Rapids; one daughter, Martha Terry, Seneca; 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. 
Skillin, Esther Fay (I4699)
 
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Funeral for Naomi Helen Chapman Kitterman, 84 will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City, with the Rev. Lynne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City. Mrs. Kitterman died Sunday, June 21, 1998 at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City. She was born June 26, 1913 at Collyer, the daughter of John Edgar and Olive Dutt Brown. On Nov. 29, 1934 she married Virgil T. Chapman at Manhattan. He died April 2, 1987 at Scott City. On Sept. 29, 1990 she married Paul Kitterman at Scott City. He died Jan. 6, 1995 at Scott City. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Kitterman lived in Scott City for several years, moved to Ashland for 25 years andcreturned to Scott City in 1987. A homemaker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Bruner and Connie Kessler both of Garden City, a sister, Nola Mae Jones, Hutchinson; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral Services, Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Officiant Rev. Lynne Smith, First Baptist Church. Honorary Pallbearers, Bill Black, Jim Jones, Coy Rose, Herman Hearson, Clarence Tucker. Active Pallbearers, Rick Bruner, Trevor Funk, Leroy Koehn, Gary Turley, Lewis Brown. Internment Scott County Cemetery. 
Brown, Naomi Helen (I6217)
 
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In the name of God, amen: I Samuel Smith, of the town of Monroe in the County of Orange & State of New York, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life; and being of sound and perfect mind and memory (Blessed by Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I do will and order that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be paid out of my personal property, then I give unto my grandson David Smith (son of David Smith, deceased) of the residue of my personal property, the sum of one dollar. I then do give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my personal property unto my three daughters Elinor Halbert, Hannah C. Mickins and Ann Hunter (to be equally divided) excepting the best coverlet which belongs to the bead on which I sleap that I do give to my daughter Ann Hunger and the bead on which I sleap with the residue of the bedding belonging thereto I do give and bequath it unto my grand daughter Martha Mickens. These personal lagacies I will and order shall be paid to the said respective legatees within one year after my decease. As to my freehold estate I give and devicse to my two sons James smith and William Jesse Smith and to my two grandsons Samuel Smith and William Smith their heirs and assigns. All that part of my homestead farm lying within the following described boundaries (as lately marked out by myself & my son Hopkins Smith & the Rev. Hosea Ball) beginning at the corner of Robert Arnold & Joseph FitzGeralds land in the sotherly line of my farm, thence running a straight course northerasterly to a small white ash tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on the north bank of a brook & near the road tha tleads from my dwelling house to the valley road; thence along down the brook to a small rock oak tree (blzed & noched on two sides) standing on the north bank of said brook by a fall of the waters and near the road that leds to the valley road; thence a straight course northerly to a Rock oak tree (blazed and noched on two sides) standing on a high bank on the westerly side of a small rill of water & a few rods to the south from an old fence; thence a straight course northeasterly across said rill of water near a large sugar maple tree standing at the north and of a large rock or ledge to an iron wood tree (blazed and noched on two sides) standing in the woods a little to the west of an old field called the strong lot; thence a straight course northerly to the hickory sapplings (one of which is blazed and noched on two sides standing in the wood near the gap in the fence that leads from side hill lot into spring lot; thence a straight course to a sugar maple tree blazed & noched on to sides and from thence keeping the same course to John Grays line; thence southerly following my line round to the place of beginning; to have & to hold unto them (the said James Smith, Jesse Smith, Samuel Smith & William Smith) their hiers and assigns forever. The remaining part of my homestead farm I give and devise to my son Moses Smith his hiers and assigns forever upon the conside notion that he, the said Moses Smith shall within three years after my decease pay to my executors the sum of sixty dollars to be added to my personal property and by them disposed of according to the directions I have given above in relation to my personal estate. To have and to hold the same all the rest residue & remainder of my homestead farm not herein otherwise disposed of unto him, the said Moses Smith his heirs and assigns forever. I hereby recognize the children he had by his former wife Patty as well as those he has by the last wife Jane as heirs. Lastly as to all the rest residue & remainder of my freehold estate (together with the residue of my right title & interest in Lot No. 3 in the subdivision of big lot No. 12 being on equal fourth part undivided of said lot No. 3 except seventy acres, in said forth part which I have sold to Peter Townsend Jr. I give and bequeath it unto my two sons Moses Smith & Hopkin Smith their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold the same unto them the said Moses Smith and Hopkins Smith their heirs and assigns forever. I do herebyrevoke all former Wills by me made and appoint my son Hopkin Smith and my grand son William Smith executors of this my last will and testament.
In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal the first day of March in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and thirty.

Samuel Smith L.S.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Samuel Smith to be his last will & Testament in the presence of us who hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.

Hosea Ball
Austin H. Vail
Sarah Ball 
Smith, Samuel (I5336)
 
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Jay L. Carswell was born March 2, 1895 in Rosemont, Nebraska and passed away at Asbury Hospital in Salina, Kansas on March 22, 1960 at the age of 65 years and 20 days. He was one of a family of six brothers and four sisters whose parents were David Will and Pearl Carswell. He grew to manhood in the close-knit association of this large family, and these family ties grew stronger through the years, and through the suceeding generations, always maintaining a beautiful relationship in times of joy and sorrow.
In 1905 he moved to Kansas with his parents where they resided on a farm southwest of Alton. On April 14, 1918 he was united in marriage with Jennie May Paynter. After serving in World War I they established their home on a farm four miles northwest of Alton. To this union six children were born--Dean, who preceeded him in death; Eileen, Harold, Bill, Deryl, and Gayle.
Six years ago Jay and Jennie retired from active farm duties and moved into Alton after building a fine new home here. During his lifetime he was known as a prominent farmer and cattleman, an occupation in which he excelled. He loved his cattle which were to him both a business and a hobby. He has been a member of the American Legion since its conception and has been active in civic affairs for the betterment of the community. He has always been interested and active in church work and was a member of the Alton Methodist Church to which he gave many hours of devoted service. He was a loving husband and father whose greatest concern was for his home and family. During his recent severe illness it was his fervent hope that he would return home to be with his family and friends. His jovial spirit and friendly attitude endeared him to old and young alike. In later years one of his great joys was his grandchildren.
His son, Dean, was stricken by polio in 1930 and passed away on August 19 at the age of 11. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his sister Irma, and two brothers, Vinton and Clyde. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife Jennie; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Razak of Wichita; four sons; Harold, Bill, and Deryl of Alton and Gayle of Clay Center; one son-in-law, Virgil; three daughters-in-law, Pattie, Jimmie, and Wilda; nine grandchildren; three sisters; Mrs. Essie Smith of Alton; Mrs. Alta Spoon of Temple City, California; and Mrs. Bernice Holthous of Guide Rock, Nebraska; three brothers; Edwin of Quenemo; Paul of Monterey Park, California; and Keith of Houston, Texas. To these are added other relatives and a host of neighbors and friends who are saddened by his death. 
Carswell, Jay Lemuel (I102)
 
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John Edgar Brown, son of Louis (Lewis) and Margaret Brown was born at Russell, Kansas April 30, 1885 and departed this life, October 23, 1962 at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital, Wakeeney, Kansas. He was united in marriage in marriage to Olive Dutt April 3, 1907 at Russell, Kansas. To this union was born five children. Two sons preceded him in death, both having died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. George (Faye) Schmitt, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Virgil (Naomi) Chapman, Asland, Kansas and Mrs. James (Nola Mae) Jones, Caldwell, Kansas. Edgar is also survived by three sisters; Mrs. Clarence (Stella) Tilton, Sharon Springs, Kansas; Mrs. Wm. (Nettie) Palkowski, Russell, Kansas; Mrs. Chas. (Dorothy) Razak, Collyer, Kansas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Edgar moved here with his family in 1911 and spent the remainder of his life near Collyer and Wakeeney. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hendrick Chapel with interment in the Collyer cemetery. 
Brown, John Edgar (I507)
 
7
Myron L. Littlechild, 59 died Friday, March 20, at a Salina convalecence home where he had lived for about a year.
He was born March 9, 1922, at WaKeeney, the son of John and Fannie (Razak) Littlechild. A verteran of World War II, he was the parts manager at a Scott City implement company. On August 1, 1942, he married Anna Denning at Cherryvale.
Survivors include his parents of WaKeeney; his wife Anna of the home in Scott City; a son, Mike, Ulysses; four daughters, Myralea Staab Hays, Kathy Fleury and Kim Littlechild, both of Garden City, and Dana Unruh, Scott City; three brothers, Jack, Ellis, and Dale and Kenneth, both of WaKeeney; five sisters, Evelye Tegtmeyer, WaKeeney, Mary Overland, Denver, Barbara Brown, Kansas City, Gladys Jones, Mt. Home, Idaho, and Betty Elder, Portland, Ore.; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; Fr. .J. Jungwirth officiating burial in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Kidney Foundation. 
Littlechild, Myron LaVerne (I6805)
 
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1) James Rumsey, age 30, male, white, works on farm, born in New York, cannot read or write.
2) Nancy Rumsey, age 28, male, white, keeps house, born in New York, cannot write.
3) James Rumsey, age 6, male, white, born in New York.
4) Phebe Rumsey, age 3, female, white, born in New York. 
Rumsey, James W. (I5187)
 
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1) John Williams, 30, England
2) Charles Williams, 10, WI
3) Harrey Williams, 8, WI
4) Neltie Williams, 5, NE
5) Henry Williams, 3, NE

It is not certain that the children listed here were children of John Williams. It is currently being assumed since they are listed directly under John Williams, who is in turn listed directly under his parents John and Mary Williams. 
Williams, John A. (I6020)
 
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1) Solomon Rumsey, age 75, male, white, works on farm, born in New York, cannot read or write.
2) Phebe Rumsey, age 60, female, white, keeps house, born in New York, cannot read or write.
3) Jefferson Rumsey, age 7, male, white, born in New York. 
Rumsey, Solomon S. (I5178)
 
11
Fleming, Ferryl Arlene (Murray), 81, retired Woodlawn Nursing Home and private duty licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001. Service 3:30 p.m. Friday, Lakeview Funeral Home.

Survivors: husband, Charles; sons, Jim Murray of Wichita, Dean Murray of Rogers, Ark.; daughters, Bette Adams of Dallas, Jo Ann Williamson of Wichita, Linda Heck of Andover; stepsons, Terry Sr. of Wichita, Larry of Andover; stepdaughters, Rhonda West, Debbie West both of Wichita; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Andover Cardinal Little League Baseball Team. 
Rumsey, Ferryl Arlene (I401)
 
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In the Name of God Amen. I Henry Mapes of the Town of Monroe in the County of Orange and State of New York being weak in body but of sound mind and memory (blessed be) do this twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and twelve make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form follow that is to say

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Grandson Hezekiah Braffit the su[m] of twenty dollars to be paid to him when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years to p[ay] with the Interest that may arise thereon which sum of Twenty dollars I direct my son David Ma[pes] to put out at Interest to the best advantage for the use and at the risque of the said Hezekiah, and if the said Hezekiah shoul[d] die before he shall arrive to the said age of twenty one years, I direct that the said sum of twenty dollars whith the the [sic] Interest that shall have been gotten for the same paid to my daughters and grand daughters in the same proportions that I hereafter bequeath [the] residue of my personal estate.

Item all the rest and residue of my personal Estate I give an[d bequeath] to my Daughters Ruth Galloway, Abigail Lamorue and Phebe Miller, and to my Grand daug[hters] Cornelia Mapes and Caroline Mapes the twin children of my daughter Sarah Brewster [to] be divided between them in manner and proportions following. To wit to my Daughter Ruth Galloway one thirteenth part of my said personal estate and to my daughter Abigail Lamo[rue] four thirteenth parts of my said peronal estate, and to Daughter Phebe Miller four thir[tee]nth parts of my said personal estate, and to my said Grand daughters Cornelia and Carol[ine] each two thirteenth parts of my said personal estate and and [sice] if it should so happen that if eith[er] of my said Grand Daughters Cornelia or Caroline should die before they arrive to the age of eigh[hteen] years then and [in] that case I direct that the shares of the said Grand Daughter or Grand Daughters so dieing shall be paid and belong to my said Daughter Sarah Brewster, and I direct that my said Daughter Sarah have the use and Interest of the sum or shares which shall belong [to] her said Daughters Cornelia and Caroline until they shall arrive to the age of eighteen y[ears].

and I make Constitute and ordain my said Daughter Sarah Brewster to be my Execu[trix] and my son David Mapes and my good firend [?] Marvin to be my Executors of this my [last] will and that they may retain in their hands all their charges and expences whatsoever i[n] relation to their trust. In Witness whereof I the said Henry Mapes have to this my last will a[nd] Testament set my hand and seal this Twentieth day of October in the yar of our Lord eigh[t] Thousand eight hundred and Twelve.

Henry Mapes

Signed sealed published and diclared by the said Henry Mapes as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his requ[est] and in his presence andin the presence of each have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

John Brooks Jun
Ebnezer Seely
Richard Marvin 
Mapes, Henry (I5145)
 
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Lester M. Bonjour, 64, of Topeka died Saturday in a Topeka hospital where he had been admitted the same day. He apparently had a heart attack.

He was born September 23, 1910, at Onaga, and lived in Topeka since 1951. He owned and operated the Bonjour Security Service.

His wife, the former Helen Banta, survives, as does a son, Marvin Bonjour, his father, Jasper Bonjour, a brother, Melvin Bonjour, a sister, Mrs. Sophia Armstrong, all of Topeka; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Topeka with entombment in Mount Hope Mausoleum Topeka. 
Bonjour, Lester Miles (I6307)
 
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Mrs. Elise Pauline "Lizzie" Cass, 97, Onaga, died Thursday, February 7, 1991, at Golden Acres nursing home in Onaga.

Mrs. Cass had been a seamstress at the Onaga Sportswear Co.

She was born December 1, 1893, northwest of Onaga, the daughter of John G. and Pauline F. Abitz Marten, and grew up in the Onaga community.
Mrs. Cass was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth and the Ladies Aid of the church.

She was married to Willie H. Cass, April 22, 1914, in Duluth. He died September 9, 1920. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, and a daughter, Mildred Berges, on December 23, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Luella Wrosch, Wheaton; three sisters, Caroline Falk, Amanda Honig and Olga Marten, all of Onaga; two brothers, Richard Marten, Onaga, and Eitel "Ike" Marten, Hope seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church n Duluth. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery. 
Marten, Elise Pauline (I6299)
 
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SKILLIN, BOYD -- Private services for Boyd Skillin, 81, of Fresno are by Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Mr. Skillin, a math and science teacher for Fresno Unified School District, died Sunday. Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Suite C-1, Fresno, CA 93711. 
Skillin, Hance Boyd (I7622)
 
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William Henry Cass was born on July 17, 1889, at Onaga, Kansas, and departed this life at Denver, Colo., September 9, 1920, at the age of 31 years, 1 month, and 23 days.

He was baptized in the St. Paul Lutheran church at Duluth on February 16th, 1890, and united with the church March 28, 1915, and remained a very faithful member until the time of his death. He was an exemplary young man, grew to manhood in this locality, and his life was a commendable one, always doing what his conscience prompted him to do.

On April 22d, 1914, he was married to Miss Lizzie Marten. To this union were born three children, on of which preceeded him to the Beyond. For the last few years he has been afflicted with lung trouble. In the hope of regaining his health he went to Colorado last spring. For the last month he was taking treatment in Denver and seemed to be improving until Wednesday morning of last week when he took a sudden relapse and passed away at 11:30 Thursday night against the untiring efforts of three specialists.

He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, two small children---Mildred and Luella, also his father, mother, sister, Mrs. Jasper Bonjour, and one brother, Emile.

The remains were brought to this city last Saturday evening from Denver and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the St. Paul's Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. Degner. Interment was given in the Onaga cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We desire hereby to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends and relatives who so kindly assisted and sympathized with us in the death of our husband, son and brother. We also wish to thank the many kind friends for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Wm. Cass and Children
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Cass,
Mrs. Jasper Bonjour,
Emile Cass. 
Cass, William Henry (I6296)
 
17 WAS AN OLD RESIDENT
DANIEL BUCK CAME HERE TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO
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Died at His Home Northwest of Salina Last Night
of Heart Disease at the Age of Seventy-five.

Daniel Buck, aged 75 years, died at his home three miles northwest of Salina at 7 o'clock last night of heart failure.
While Mr. Buck had been in ill health for two or three years, yet his death last night was sudden and unexpected. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and the interment will take place in Gypsum Hill cemetery. The burial will take place from the late resi- [line skipped] the services. [prob intended: residence of the deceased following the services.]
Twenty-seven years ago last April Daniel Buck came to Saline county and settled on the farm where he has lived since, and where he passed away last night. He was one of the best known farmers in Saline county, and was highly esteemed by his neighbors. He was born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania. Seven years later his family moved to McDonald county, Illinois, where Mr. Buck grew to manhood. He was married in that state, and came to Kansas from there.
A few weeks ago Mrs. Buck was injured in a ran-away, and she has hardly recovered from the injuries she received at that time. The loss of her husband will be a sad blow to her and to the family of nine children left to mourn the loss of a father. The children for the most part live in Saline county. Mrs. O. S. Wyand, the eldest daughter, lives in DeSoto, Kansas; Mrs. Hattie Hollis, and Charles W. Buck live near Salina, John Buck lives near Culver, Ed Buck lives east of this city, Mrs. Lillie Rassette is staying at the home of her parents temporarily. She and her husband have been living in Lincoln county but recently Mr. Rossette has entered the railroad service. The remaining
children, Frank, George and Della, are residing at home. 
Buck, Peter Daniel (I10091)
 
18 OLD RESIDENT DIES SUDDENLY

Mrs. Martha Charlotte Buck, one of the oldest settlers in the county, died last night at 1:15 o'clock.
Mrs. Buck had lived three miles northwest of town for several years. Death came, however, while spending the evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie D. Hollis, in company with another daughter, Mrs. Della Kralik of Hoisington, who is visiting her.
After becoming ill she lived but 45 minutes, death occurring before medical aid could be procured.
Mrs. Buck was born January 8[sic], 1844 in Huron county, Ohio and come to Saline county 41 years ago. Her husband, Daniel Buck, preceded her in death 13 years ago. She was 74 years of age at the time of death.
Besides one sister, Mrs. Tom Tally of Salina, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Olida E. Wiard, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Hattie D. Hollis, Charles, John and Eddie B. Buck and Mrs. Lillie B Rassette of Salina; Frank, who is at home; Geo.D. of Arlington, Colo., and Mrs. Della Kralik of Hoisington. 
Buck, Peter Daniel (I10091)
 
19 NORA SPRINGS [IOWA] -- Margaret Eloise Meehan, 72, of Nora Springs, died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1992) at her home in Nora Springs.

Private family inurnment services will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City with the Rev. Richard Pippert of United Methodist Church, Nora Springs, officiating. Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye St., Nora Springs, is in charge of arrangements. Margaret Eloise Meehan was born on Oct. 1, 1920, in Eldora, the daughter of William Henry and Lillian Edith (Rafferty) Buck. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Mason City and received her elementary education in the Eldora School system, graduating from Mason City High School in 1938. After completing her formal education, she was united in marriage to Laurence Kiger in 1938 in Mason City. Mr. Kiger preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1985.

After her marriage, she worked for Lions Cleaners and the Mason City Laundry as pressor operator. She was united in marriage to Arley Meehan on Nov. 9, 1963 in Mason City. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and fishing. Margaret will be best remembered by family and friends as a very unselfish person who gave of herself freely.

Survivors include her husband, Arley Meehan of Mason City; two daughters, Margaret Shanks, Nora Springs, and Jeanette and her husband, James Bruhn, Davenport; one son, Laurence and his wife, Gloria Kiger, Kahoka, Mo.; two brothers, Bill and his wife, Mary Buck, Riceville, [Ia], and Ray and his wife, Mary Buck, Portland, [state?]; three sisters, Daisy and her husband, Clifford Brown, Griffith, Ind., Eva Wehrman, Kansas City, Mo., and Ruth and her husband, Roy Smith, Mason City; 11 grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

Besides her first husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Henrietta Kiger; one brother, Clyde Buck; and one sister, Grace Patterson. 
Buck, Margaret Eloise (I10818)
 
20 "There has been considerable discussion as to James Rumsey's wife. H. C. Duryea, grandson of Phineas, stated that James married Rachel Miller, widow of Joshua Miller; also J. S. Mapes of Syracuse, Nebraska, in a letter dated February 17 1894. Mapes referred to close acquaintance with their oldest daughter, Mary, and he wrote: 'James Rumsey met, wooed, and won the handsome widow and married her, I think, during the year 1780...[at age 18? - JR].

"In the Summer of 1782...James took his wife and two children and went to Nova Scotia. (The children were Julia Miller, daughter of Joshua, and their first child, Mary Rumsey.) The King gave a bounty of a hogshead of sea biscuit, a barrell each of rum and sugar to such as would settle in Canada or Nova Scotia. They remained until the year 1786...They embarked on a small sloop during the month of October, 1786, and after an exceedingly rough and stormy passage, arrived at Newburgh, where Phineas Rumsey and the Tookers, James's mother's folks, met them with wagons and brought them to the Rumsey homestead.'

"Some members of the family have stated that this James married Rachel Smith nee Miller. Such a marriage is to be found in the records of the Presbyterian church [of Goshen - James Rumsey m Rachel Smith, Aug 1783]. There were, however, several James Rumseys at this time." (VES)

The Goshen church record does not show the name Miller. But the year 1783 conflicts with the birth date for Mary and is a tight squeeze for Jerusha. But both, as shown above, are correct according to their ages at death, as well as in the 1850 census. Mary would have been a babe in arms when they left for Nova Scotia. The 1850 census gave Jerusha's birthplace as Ulster Co, like that of her husband and first children, but that probably should be Orange Co if not Nova Scotia. The fact that James and Rachel named a son James Smith Rumsey would lead one to believe that Rachel's maiden name had been Smith.

In his Early History of the Mapes Family (1895), as quoted by Lester Dunbar Mapes in 1941, Rev. A.E. Allaben said that Rumsey Mapes married Mary Rose Rumsey, daughter of James Rumsey and Rachel Miller, nee "Gilmour", introducing another conflict. Her gravestone gives only: "Rachel, wife of James Rumsey." Obviously, much work is needed to resolve this problem. (See further below.)

The 1790 census shows James Rumsey in New Cornwall, Orange Co, with 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, and 4 females.

In 1800 James Rumsey was found in Shawangunk, Ulster Co, NY, his family consisting of 2 males and 2 females under 10, 3 males 10-15, 1 female 16-25, and James and his wife between the ages of 25 and 44.

In 1810 he was again listed in Shawangunk, with 1 male and 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 3 males and 1 female 16-15, and both parents over 45.

In 1820 in Shawangunk the household had 1 female 16-25, 1 male 19-25, 4 males 26-44, and 1 male and 1 female over 45.

The only deed found indexed in Ulster Co for James Rumsey of Shawangunk was for land in the Thomas Ellison patent, conveyed to him by Jane Murrey and Jane Colden of Coldenham, Montgomery Tp, Orange Co, on 2 Dec 1824, (LR 32:539, rec 1828).

On 6 June 1826, two weeks after his death, heirs of James Rumsey of Ulster Co appointed Selah Otis and Jacobus H. Van Keuren administrators of his estate. The paper was signed by Ephraim Niver, Philetus Rumsey, George Rumsey, Jerusha Van Keuren, Wm.(his mark) Rumsey, and Joseph Scott. (PR Box 34)(This omits Mary Mapes, William Rumsey, Roger Rumsey and James Smith Rumsey.)

Following this there were numerous transfers of property between the heirs: James S. Rumsey and his wife Nancy of Ithaca Tp to Abraham Jansen and William McCreery of Shawangunk, 17 Jan 1828; another parcel from James S. and Nancy to Cornelius P. Brink (LR 32:542, 546); George, Philetus and William Rumsey, Joseph Scott and Ila Ann, James S. Rumsey of Ithaca, Jacobus and Phebe Van Keuren, Elizabeth wife of Ephraim Niver of Crawford, Sylvester and Jerusha Van Keuren of New Windsor, Orange Co, all to Elizabeth Niver (LR 32:573). James S. and Nancy Rumsey sold to Severine Terwillegar; in anothers to Joseph Scott, and to Ila Ann Scott (LR 33:718, 720, 722). Also Philetus and William Rumsey to Phoebe Van Keuran; James and Nancy Rumsey to Charles Decker, and to Benjamin Dickerson (LR 34:17; 36:491). On 4 March 1830, William Rumsey sold to Daniel Crance (LR 40:473). (Mary Mapes transfered her rights later.)

William5 Rumsey, son of James, wrote his will 9 Oct 1830, and it was witnessed by N. Hardenburgh and Joseph B. Williams of Shawangunk. He left to his brother George his chest of clothes, and his bed and bedding. To his brother-in-law Joseph Scott he left all the money owed by him, and his gun and accoutriments, and the residue of his personal property. Named as executors were Joseph Scott and his brother George Rumsey. In the Petition for Probate, presented by Joseph Scott on 14 Dec 1830, it states that William died at Shawangunk on 19 Nov 1830, that he had no parents as heirs, but his brothers and sisters were: George Rumsey, Philetus Rumsey, Jerusha wife of Sylvester Van Keuren, and Ila Ann wife of the petitioner, all of Shawangunk; Phebe wife of Jacobus H. Van Keuren, and Elizabeth wife of Ephraim Niver, both of Crawford, Orange Co; and James S. Rumsey of Ithaca, Tompkins Co, NY. (PR Box 34)

Philetus5 Rumsey died in Shawangunk township 15 July 1839, according to his probate. Petition for probate was entered by Selah Otis of Shawangunk, 26 Aug 1839. The list of heirs was almost the same as for William. (PR Box 34)

On 14 March 1840, Rumsey Mapes and his wife Mary of Blooming Grove, Orange Co, gave a quit claim to all interest in land in Ulster Co of which James Rumsey had died seized, to James S. Rumsey of Ithaca, Joseph Scott, Jacobus Van Keuren, Sylvester Van Keuren, George Rumsey and Ephraim Niver (LR 54:326).

In the estate of Peter4 Rumsey in 1843, the children of his deceased brother James Rumsey were listed as: Smith Rumsey, and Elizabeth wife of Ephraim Niver, their addresses unknown; George Rumsey, Ila wife of Joseph Scot, both residents of Shawangunk; Mary wife of Rumsey Mapes of Monroe; Jerusha wife of Sylvester Van Keuren, and Phebe wife of Jacobus Van Keuren, both of Crawford, NY.

It is interesting to note that Mary Mapes was not listed among the surviving sisters of either William or Philetus Rumsey, but was included among the heirs of her uncle Peter Rumsey. This suggests the possibility she was a half-sister of William and Philetus. It will also be noted that she was not included with the other heirs in any of the earlier deeds, only in 1840 when she sold to them.

Could James Rumsey have married first, before May 1782, Rachel Gilmore (per AEA), widow of Joshua Miller, who was the mother of Mary Rose Rumsey, and then in August 1783 married Rachel Smith in the Goshen Presbyterian Church, the mother of the other children? This would make his stay in Nova Scotia, as reported by J.S.Mapes of Nebraska, only one year at the most. If the marriage in 1783 was to the widow of Joshua Miller, why was she called Rachel Smith instead of Rachel Miller unless they were divorced? These suppositions would explain the birth of Mary Rose Rumsey a year before the marriage of James Rumsey to Rachel Smith, and the absence of Mary Rose (Rumsey) Mapes from the estates of her younger (half?) brothers. But further evidence must be found before accepting this theory as fact.

There was only the bare mention of Roger as a son of James, in my notes made from the Rumsey papers of Victor E. Shelford. If he belongs in this family he obviously died before all the above probates and deeds, in which not even his possible son Zenus born 1816 is named. There is a listing of a grave stone in the cemetery at Shawangunk for a "George" Rumsey who died 13 Jan 1825 aged 31.10.0, which gives him a birth date of about March 1793. Since there was already a George in the only Rumsey family in Shawangunk, it seems possible this was Roger. 
Rumsey, James (I5123)
 
21 (The only William Horton indexed in 1800 was in Minisink, with too many children. He does not appear to be with his father Joshua in Orange Co.)

In 1810 William was in Blooming Grove with his wife, both over 45. Their family consisted of 1 female under 10 (Charlotte), 1 male and 1 female 10-15 (Margaret, William), 1 female 16-25, and 1 male and 1 female 26-44.

In 1820 in Blooming Grove the household probably contained his son William and wife and two children, for he was not indexed elsewhere. There were 1 male and 1 female under 10, 1 male and 2 females 10-15 (Charlotte & ? ), 1 male and 1 female 16-25 (Wm.Jr & wife?), 1 female 26-44, and the parents over 45.

(There was also a William Horton household in Goshen, but without an adult male. It had 2 females 16-25, and 4 younger persons.)

In 1830 William Horton of Blooming Grove was in his 50s, his wife in her 60s. In the household were 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 2 females 20-29, and 1 male 30-39. Again William Jr's family was probably included.

In Blooming Grove in 1840, the household of William Horton (Jr) had 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 2 males and 2 females 15-19, William and his wife in their 40s, and 1 female in her 70s (widow Phebe).

In the 1843 estate of her brother Peter4 Rumsey, Phebe Horton of Blooming Grove was listed among the heirs.

History of Orange County, New York, with Illustrations and Biogarphical Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men - by E.M.Ruttenber and L.H. Clark (1881, reprint 1980 by Heart of the Lakes Publishing, Interlaken, NY)(between pages 648-49 - in BLOOMING GROVE sectiom)

Silas Horton married Margaret Bull, and the children of this union
were James, Silas, James (2), William, Ann, Margaret, and Sarah, all
of whom died young except Sarah, who married David Hawkins, and
William, the grandfather of our subject [Silas R. Horton]. He was
born on the homestead, July 2, 1771, and followed agricultural
pursuits during his life. On Dec. 23, 1793, he marriede Phebe,
daughter of Phineas Rumsey, of Goshen,and their children were Sarah,
died young; William; Margaret, born Oct. 4, 1797, died Jan. 15, 1817;
and Charlotte, married Dr. Jerome Welles, and lives in Goshen, N.Y.
William Horton, M.D. was born in Goshen, N.Y. on the homestead, May
16, 1796. His early education was obtained at the schools in Goshen.
At the age of eighteen he entered the junior class at Union College,
from which institution he was graduated. After his collegiate course
he studied medicine and attended medical lectures at the University of
New York....He commenced the practice of his profession at the
residence of his father, but soon afterwards moved to Goshen, where he
continued the pratice of Medicine. He died on the homestead, Dec. 1,
1844, at the untimely age of forty-seven. In an obituary notice of
Dr. William Horton, taken from the Goshen True Whig, we find the
following: "He was a surgeon, but was still more celebrated as a
physician. By his skill and honorable bearing he early secured the
convidence of his medical brathren, and was frequently called in
consultation with the aged and experienced physicians of his day. He
was remarkably successful in the treatment of fevers, and prepared a
work relative to them, which, however, was never published. His
pamphlet on dysentery and his geological reports are his only
published works, and these are sufficient to establish his reputation
as a profound thinker and a clear and powerful writer.
In the midst of his career of usefulness as a physician he turned
his attention to the study of botany, mineralogy, and geology, and
soon became one of the most noted men of his day in these sciences.
His great delight in these studies led him, at the age of thirty-
seven, to relinquish the practice of medicine and devote himself
wholly to these sciences, and had he lived a few days longer he would
have published a large work on these subjects. Dr. Horton was always
rigidly moral, and never sacrificed principle to expendiency."
He married, April 9, 1817, Maria Ryneck, of Schenectady, and their
children are Silas Ryneck, who married Sarah Jane, daughter of Jacob
J. Decker, or Ulster County, N.Y. He inherits something of his
father's taste for geology and mineralogy, and a few years since
discovered a new and rare mineral, which has since been named by Prof.
George J. Brush, of Yale College, "Hortonalite;" Eugene, who married
Ann T. Haley, and follows agricultural pursuits on the old homestead,
being the fifth generation; William, a physician, at Craigville,
N.Y.; Egbert, died young; Emily married J.J. Dolseo; Margaret, married
S.W. Leddel; Charlotte, married Jesse E. Moffat; and Gertrude, married
Brower C. Ward.
Silas Horton lived where Samuel Rumsey now resides [1881]. (ibid.
p.526) 
Horton, William (I5127)
 
22 A Samuel Davis appears in the 1790 census of New Cornwall, Orange Co, NY. The household had 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, and 1 female.

In Blooming Grove, Orange Co, in 1800, a Samuel Davis had 3 females under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 female 26-44, and 1 male 45 or over.

In 1810, Samuel Davis of Blooming Grove had 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 2 males and 2 females 16-25, 1 male and 1 female 45 and over. (The above birth date for Ruth would make her 46 years old in 1810.)

In 1820 there were two Samuel Davis households in Blooming Grove. The older one had 1 male 16-18 and 1 male 18-25, 1 female 16-25, and the parents both over 45. The younger one, possibly a son, had 1 male and 3 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-44.

In 1830 there were two Samuel Davises listed in Minisink, Orange Co, but the older couple were only in their 40s. There was none indexed in Blooming Grove that year.

There is no proof that any of these were the husband of Ruth Rumsey. Ruth's brother, David Rumsey of Warwick, Orange Co (#20), in 1829 named his "nephew Isaac Davis" as executor of his will. This may be a son of Ruth (Rumsey) Davis. 
Davis, Samuel (I5051)
 
23 After first listing the known and possible marriages of Rose Buck to John Nicholas, Gilbert O'Gire, --- Trowe, Tuttle, --- Brady and Krabbenhoft, she wrote:
"The only one I question is Brady. I am not sure if there was a marriage or a
name change. There is a marriage license for John Nicholas, Tuttle and
Krabbenhoft [see xeroxes she enclosed]. Gilbert O'Gire marriage is listed in
the book in Mason City, but the license book is gone. They lost some of the
older books in a fire. That is a reason I cannot get a copy of John Nicholas'
death certificate and get an accurate date on that. The reason I have listed a
Troner-Trowe or whatever it is [and she asked for opinions on interpretation of
that name], is because of the marriage certificate to my grandfather. If you
notice her last name was that. Apparently, when John died people wanted to
take the girls away from her. My Dad said that she changed her name a lot,
whether married or not, no one really knows. There also was a child that was
born before Dad, but died. That was with Tuttle.
I also sent a copy of my Dad's birth certificate. When we received it, we
noticed his last name had been tampered with. It looks like it had been taken
off and then put back on. Then on the bottom it has corrected 3-15-42. That
is the year my Dad changed his name to Nichols. I suppose when he had his name
legally changed someone changed the certificate and then realized that they
could not do that. When Tuttle left, his mother made him use Nicholas, when he
was about 18 he changed it to Nichols, because in school the kids called him
Nichol ass and he did not want his kids to go through that. He never did
anything legally until 1942. He and my mother had been married for 2 years.
She did not even know that his name was not Nichols."

Miss Rose Buck and Mr. John Nicholas were married 1 Jan 1890, by J.B.Albrook, M.E. Minister. Rosa M. Trowe and V.R. Tuttle were married by John G. Van Ness [no title such as min. or JP]. Vina Nicholas and Richard H. Krabbenhoft were married 3 Oct 1925 by ? [& no title], witnessed by Lila L. Davenport and Lillian L. Davenport of no connection known to me, JR.

The birth certificate for Byron Leroy Tuttle reported that his mother, Rosa M. (Buck) Tuttle had had 6 "previous" children, the number "now living (in all)" being 4, (i.e. 3 Nicholas children and the current 1 Tuttle). But there was said to have been 3 more "previous children" than known or reported by JNE.

The death certificates for Rose Melvina and Richard Krabbenhoft were posted on the Internet by the Minnesota Historical Society, as reported by Al M. Fischer. 
Buck, Rose Melvina (I10548)
 
24 Andrew Rumsey, son of Timothy, was 6 years old and born in Ohio, in the 1850 census of Cass Tp, Fulton Co, Ill.

In 1870, Andrew Rumsey "Jr", born in Ohio, was 27 in Jackson Tp (P.O. Corydon), Wayne Co, Iowa. The age and birthplace are compatible with the son of Timothy, the "Jr" should perhaps be just the initial J. as for his son in 1880. He was a farmer with $510 in personal property only. His wife Eunice was 25, also born in Ohio, their son John was 5, born in Illinois, and their daughter Emma was 4 months old, born in February in Iowa. (John might be named for Andrew's Rumsey grandfather.)

Widow Eunice Rumsey was the head of household in the 1880 census of White City, Rolling Prairie Tp, Morris Co, Kans. She was 35 and born in Ohio, her son John aged 14 was born in Illinois, identifying them as belonging to Andrew Rumsey of 1870 in Iowa. Emma was missing and probably had died. There was a daughter Ivy May who was 8, and a son Andrew J. 6, both born in Iowa, followed by Frona 1 year old, born in Kansas. Perhaps her full name was Saphrona, for Andrew's Rumsey grandmother. Eunice's parents were born in Pennsylvania and Ohio, which was dittoed for the rest of the family in error.

Eunice was called Eula Rumsey aged 50, widow, in 1900 in Osawatamie City, Miami Co, Kans, and had a daughter Byrdie who was 18. She was credited with only the 1 child, probably because she had only one with her. Andrew was also in Osawatamie City, and John T. was in Council Grove City, Morris Co, Kans, where he was a railroad conductor. (See their pages)

In 1910, Unice M. Rumsey was in the 3rd Ward of Saline City, Saline Co, Kans, living at 136 South Seventh. She was 62, and this time had borne 8 children, with only 3 living. She was mother of widow Byrde U. [for Unice/ Eunice?] Parker who headed the household of two. Byrde was 29, employed as a milliner, and had no children. Eunice's mother was born in Ohio in all three enumerations 1880-1910. In 1880 her father was born in Pennsylvania, but in 1900 and 1910 his birthplace was New York.

If Byrde was born in June 1880, instead of 1881 as the 1900 census had it, she could have been a posthumous daughter of Andrew, and he could have died between October 1879 and June 1880. 
Rumsey, Andrew (I10088)
 
25 Charlie and Dollie were Seventh Day Adventists. Charlie was a painter-paper-hanger; he died at daughter Nora's home. (AMF, who supplied all above data obtained from various members of family.)

Charles and Dollie Quine were in the 1910 census of Platte City, Charles Mix Co, SD, living on 4th Street West, in the 3rd Ward. He was a painter aged 46, Dollie was 45, and they had been married 24 years Three of Dollie's 4 children were living, but only her son Laverne was with them, at age 13.

Dollie Quine was of Platte, SD, when her mother died in 1919.

Lawrence Horner was a Northwest Airlines Captain for 15 years. In 1949 he flew out of Portland, OR, but the family lived in Vancouver, WA. He later flew out of Seattle, but had to give up flying when he developed diabetes.

Shirley (Quine) Homer supplied AMF and me with most of the above data about the Quine family. She said that each of her parents had died at her home, and were buried beside each other. Shirley is (in 1992) confined to a wheel chair as a result of polio in 1946. She said her Quine grandparents were Seventh Day Adventists. 
Quine, Charles Thomas (I10541)
 
26 Cornelius O. Rumsey witnessed a deed of 1796 in Orange Co, NY, wherein Elizabeth Rumsey and Thomas Osborn were listed among the heirs of Cornelius Osborn dec'd of Fishkill, Dutchess Co, NY. Elizabeth apparently named her son for her father, and her grandson, Thomas Osborne Rumsey, was probably named for her brother.

On 25 Aug 1827, Cornelius and Hannah Rumsey of Newburgh sold to David Munn of Marlborough, Ulster Co, land on the Hudson River in the town of Newburgh, Orange Co, which he had purchased 8 March 1809 (two months after his marriage) from John C. Carman and his wife. (See #39.) (LR FF:310)

Cornelius Rumsey was in Newburgh in the 1810 census of Orange Co, NY. There were 2 boys and 1 girl under 10, the mother who was 16-25, and Cornelius who was 26-44. (There were no boys in the family born before December 1810, so those under 10 are unidentified.) He was listed next to several Carman
families, headed by Cornelius (possibly his brother-in-law), John C., James, and John Jr.

In 1815, Cornelius Rumsey was in the Militia of Orange Co, 14th Regiment. (Military Minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York - Vol.1:1547)

The family was in Newburgh in the 1820 census. There were 3 boys and 1 girl under 10, 1 boy and 1 girl 10-15, and the parents who were 26-44.

In 1830 Cornelius Rumsey of Newburgh was in his 50s, his wife in her 40s, and they had 1 male and 1 female under 5, 2 males 5-9, 2 males 10-14, 2 males and 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 20-29.

Recorded in 1829 was an Orange Co deed from Alexander and Jean Stark of Newburgh to Cornelius O. Rumsey. Recorded in 1831, Cornelius Carman and his wife of Newburgh, and Alexr Stark and his wife of Newburgh, sold to Cornelius O. Rumsey. That same year, Cornelius O. Rumsey and his wife Hannah of Newburgh sold to Silas D. Gardner. (LR 37:222; 41:222, 224, 226). (See #39,40)

In the same year of 1831, Cornelius O. Rumsey purchased land in Ogden and Chili townships, Monroe Co, from Isaac Voorheis (LR 22:33). Other Monroe Co deeds, recorded in 1850 and 1849, but not checked for date and details of transaction, show Cornelius O. Rumsey and his wife Hannah conveyed to Mary Ann
Pettengill "et al", Lot 22 in the town of Ogden (shd this be Lot 212?); and Cornelius O., Hannah, John W., Mary A., Thomas O. and Matilda, all conveyed Lot 212 in Ogden to Alexander S. Rumsey (LR 81;539; 90:537).

In 1840 C. Rumsey was enumerated in Ogden, Monroe Co, NY. The family consisted of 1 male 10-14, 2 males and 1 female 15-19, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 50-59 and 1 male 60-69. Three in the household were engaged in agriculture.

Cornelius Rumsey of Ogden wrote his will 27 June 1849, the day he died. He left to his wife Hannah the west part of Lot 212, consisting of 54 acres, and to his son Alexander the home farm in the towns of Chili and Ogden, consisting of 105 acres, and Lot 211 in the town of Ogden containing 22 acres. Alexander was also to have all the stock and tools on the farm. However, when he took possession of the farm he was to pay to Catharine $2000, and to allow Catharine and her mother to live in "so much of the house as they shall need for their convenience." Alexander was also to pay $500 to his brother Samuel Rumsey, and $100 to granddaughter Elizabeth Rumsey [daughter of James]. At the death of their mother, sons Thomas O. and John W. Rumsey were to have the 54 acres of Lot 212: John was to have one half, and Thomas was to pay his sister Mary Ann Pettengill $400 from his share. He named as executors Alexander Rumsey and Moses Pettengill, and the will was witnessed by Robert Fulton and John Lynde of Chili. (PR Wills 4:287)

Petition for Probate was entered 15 July 1849 by the two executors. The list of heirs consisted of Hannah Rumsey, widow, Catherine Rumsey, Mary Ann Pettengill wife of Moses Pettengill, Alexander Rumsey, all of full age and residents of Ogden; John Rumsey of New York City; Sarah, Hellen and Elizabeth Rumsey, children of James Rumsey deceased, all infants under the age of 14 residing in Ogden, Leonard Adams being their special guardian; and Thomas Rumsey residing in Westchester Co, NY.

The petition for final settlement, was dated 10 July 1851. Hannah, Catharine and Samuel were still in Ogden; Mary Ann Pettengill was "since dec'd", Moses Pettengill of Ogden, and Hannah and Ann Pettengill minors under 14 were residing in Ogden; Sarah, Hellen and Elizabeth Rumsey were of Ogden; Margaret, Hannah Maria, Emma, Matilda and Thomas Rumsey, all minors under 14, were of New Rochelle, Westchester Co, NY. (These last were children of Thomas O. Rumsey who had died in 1850.) Leonard Adams was guardian for these, as well as for James Rumsey's children as above. Final Settlement was made 8 Sep 1851. (PR (File 1849:66)

In the 1850 census of Ogden, Monroe Co, taken 22 October, Alexander Rumsey headed the household at age 22, owning $8000 in real estate. With him were his mother Hannah aged 62, and his sister Catherine aged 41. They also had two Irish laborers, and an English domestic servant. A second listing was made 24
October, in which Hannah headed the household at the age of 69. (Her age in the previous listing is closer to her age on her gravestone.) With her were Catherine 41 and Alexander 22, and no empoyees. No real estate was shown for any of them.

Alexander was married before the state census of 1855 was taken, when he still had with him his mother Hannah aged 68, born in Orange Co, as was his sister Catharine aged 45. Also in Ogden were Samuel and Martha Rumsey, the widow Amy Rumsey, and Moses Pettingell with a second wife.

(See also the estates of Alexander and Samuel Rumsey.)

Catherine Rumsey was "63" in the June 1870 census, with Moses Pettengill and his second wife E.A.H., in Niles City, Berrien Co, Mich. 
Rumsey, Cornelius Osborn (I5314)
 
27 Dora B. Rumsey, daughter of Geo. Hummer and Jane Kirkeff, was 28 and a resident of Enfield Falls when she married Frederick Harris of Van Etten in 1903. It is not known if she was actually married to Raymond Lanning. Recorded in Enfield as of 6 Oct 1908 is the birth of Edna Lanning to Dora Rumsey 34, born NJ, and Raymond Lanning 19, a farmer born in Enfield (VR 1:385a). Ray S. Lanning was aged 3 in the 1892 census of the 1st Election District of Enfield, with Monroe J. and Eliza R. Lanning. In the 1900 census of Enfield, Ray S. was 9 years old, with James M. and Eliza R. Lanning.

The October 1912 marriage of widow Dora B. Rumsey to James F. Goff was called her third, having been divorced (annulled from Harris) in May 1912 at Canastota, Madison Co., NY. This was James F. Goff's first marriage, and both were residents of Enfield Falls. He was 29 years old, born in Kansas. There was a James F. Goff, born in Kansas, who was 17 years old in the 1900 census of Ithaca's 4th Ward. He was working as a dish washer in Sage College, where Lula Rumsey (#114-14) was a stenographer. 
Hummer, Dora B. (I9695)
 
28 Frank W. Rumsey (#60-72, b 1884) gave the name of his great grandmother as Lorinda, saying he "remembered her quite well." He reported Mrs. Arnold's copy of her gravestone as Lorinda Shook Rumsey, though it was printed by the Western Reserve Historical Society as Lorana Shook Rumsey. Most census records are closer to "Loranna." The obituary of her son Loren had the name as "Lowena."

George Rumsey was in the 1830 census of Jerusalem, Yates Co, NY, in his 20s as was his wife, and they had one son under 5.

In 1840 they were in Clarksford Tp (now appears to be Clarksfield Tp), Huron Co, Ohio, which is directly north of New London Tp. The household consisted of 1 male and 1 female under 5 (John, Lodema), 1 of each 5-9 (should be 2 females: Catharine, Mary), 1 of each 10-14 (Loren, ? ), 1 of each 15-19 (bro Elisha?, ? ), his wife 30-39, and he 40-49.

The 1850 census listed George Rumsey in New London Tp, Huron Co, at the age of 49, a farmer but not a land owner. Loranna was 43, born in Conn, and could not read or write. With them were Mary 19, Catharine 16, Lodema 14, all b NY, and John 11, b Ohio. The family left New York in the spring of 1837 according to Loren's obituary. Loren was 21, working for Augustus and Clarissa Barret in Clarksfield as a farmer. Not far from George in New London were his cousins John Rumsey and John Hoffstatter (#61-1,3), (a son of the latter was to marry Lodema), and his sister Watey Bristol (#60-7) with their mother Salomy Rumsey. Frank W. Rumsey wrote that: "Waity Bristol and Geo. P. Rumsey...were brother and sister. I well remember my Grandfather L. W. Rumsey always said that Waity Rumsey Bristol was his real aunt."

In 1860 in New London, George was 59, with $1500 in real estate and $400 in personal property. His wife Lorania was 53, John was a farm laborer aged 21, and they had an Irish farm laborer with his English wife.

In 1870 George and Lorannie were alone, George aged 70 with no occupation, and Lorannie 63. There was no property valuation for him.

The death notice for George Rumsey, who died in Norwalk, March 8, 1873 in the 73rd year of his age, appeared in Firelands Pioneer (O.S.Vol.11 (1874), p.112). Frank Rumsey said the widow was living with her daughter, Catharine Chandler, when she died in 1890. In 1880 she was 73, with Catherine and I. H. Chandler in Norwalk Tp. 
Rumsey, George P. (I5903)
 
29 From among Victor E. Shelford's "Rumsey" correspondence, I took very rough notes of a Rumsey bible record sent by a Tuttle. It contained the following information, though not in the form in which it was presented.

Phineas Rumsey born Nov 14 1769 died June 22 1816
married - when he was aged 32yrs 2mos 22ds, and she 17yrs 10mos 2ds
Margarat [sic] Hawkins Feb 6 1802
born Apr 4 1784 died May 15 1820

Children:
Mary born Sept. 29, 1803
Julia born July 23, 1805
Phineas born July 25, 1807
Sarah born Aug. 28, 1809
Phebe born Dec. 25, 1811 - - - - died May 15 1816
Elizabeth born Oct. 11, 1813 - - died July 25, 1817
William born Nov. 11, 1816

The cemetery in the East Division of Goshen where the family is buried, is on the old Phineas Rumsey farm which. When I copied the stones in 1961 it belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wallace.

In the 1810 census of Goshen, Phinehas Rumsey's household contained 1 male and 3 females under 10 (the 1st 4 children), 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25 (his wife), and 2 males 26-44, one of whom was Phineas, the other possibly his youngest brother Peter who was 29 and single.

On 19 Jun 1812 Margaret, "wid" (per publ.ed., should be wife) of "Phins." Rumsey, was admitted to the Goshen Presbyterian Church, "(never before in communion)". On 10 Jan 1807 there was a marriage between "Zadock servant of William Hudson and Amy servant of Phinehas Rumsey." (GPC p.55,24)

Administration on the estate of Phineas Rumsey of Goshen, who died intestate, was granted 8 July 1816 to his widow Margaret, his brother-in-law William Horton (#48), and John B. Horton a friend of the deceased. (PR Admn E:40)

The will of Margaret Rumsey of Goshen was dated 15 May 1820 and probated two weeks later on 29 May. She left "all estate of my own right" and property to her son "William Horton" [i.e. William Hawkins Rumsey]. She named as executors William Horton and David R. Arnell, and did "Appoint said son [sic] William Horton guardian of my said son William." Witnesses were Nathan Cooley, Ila Watkins and Jemimah Lamoreaux. (PR Wills F:338, orig.doct.not seen)

The will of David Hawkins, dated 18 July 1821 and probated 15 Aug 1825 in Orange Co, mentioned his wife Sarah and, among his children and grandchildren, the (unnamed) children of his daughter Margaret Rumsey now deceased. John B. Horton and William Horton were to be his executors. (PR Wills H:24)

On 27 Aug 1828, Phineas Rumsey [Jr] was appointed guardian to William and Sarah Rumsey, minor children of Phineas Rumsey of Goshen dec'd, since they came into an estate at the death of their father, and of their grandfather David Hawkins. William Rumsey became 11 years old on 11 Nov 1827, and Sarah became 19 on 28 Aug 1828. (PR Guardianship Letters B:37,38)

When Peter4 Rumsey died in 1843, the estate listed the children of his deceased brother Phineas as: Phineas Rumsey of Goshen, William H. Rumsey of Wallkill, Julia wife of George M. Newman of Wallkill, and Mary wife of Alexander H. Fink of Elmira. (PR Letters Test. A:260)

William5 Rumsey, son of Phineas, was probably the one who was of Goshen when he sold land to B. R. Conkling of Goshen, in a deed recorded in 1842 but not checked for date and details of transaction (LR 75:314). William H. was of Wallkill, probably with his sister Julia Newman, a year later (above).

William H. Rumsey was of Goshen when he wrote his will 12 Dec 1849, naming George M. Newman as executor, and making his sister Julia Newman his sole legatee during her lifetime. At her death the estate was to revert to William H. Newman, son of his sister Sarah. Hiram Newman (possibly a brother of George, who was 37 in the 1850 census of Goshen) was appointed guardian to William H. Newman who was a minor. The estate papers said that William H. Rumsey had died "of Bilious fever terminating in a hasty consumpton", at the house of Alexander Fink in Elmira, whose wife was his eldest sister. His only legal heirs were his brother Phineas Rumsey, sister Julia Newman, and nephew William H. Newman, all of Goshen. (Orange Co PR Wills Q:171; Letters B:313) 
Rumsey, Phineas (I5128)
 
30 Gabriel Horton was in the 1830 census of Goshen, Orange Co, NY, in his 30s. His wife was in her 20s, and with them were 3 females under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, and 1 male and 1 female 10-14. He also had 2 free colored persons - 1 male 24-36, and 1 female 10-24.

In 1840 there was a Gabriel Horton in Minisink, Orange Co. The household contained 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 20-29, 1 male and 2 females 30-39, 1 female 40-49, and 1 female 70-79. (This does not match the family of Gabriel in 1850 below.)

In the 1843 estate of Peter4 Rumesy, Gabrial Horton was in Cayuga Co. In the 1850 census, Gabriel Horton was in Niles, Cayuga Co, NY at the age of 54. He was a farmer with $4200 in real estate. His wife Eliza was 48, and with them were Henry 26, Sarah 25, Mary 24, Caroline 20, Adelia 17, Charles 14 and Harriet 8. Because Sarah is crowded in between Henry and Mary, it may be she was Henry's wife instead of sister.

Gabriel Horton has not been found in 1860. But in Winona City, Ward 3, Winona Co, Minn, where he was buried 8 years later, Harriet Horton aged 18, was with L. C. Porter and his wife Adelia. Porter was a merchant with $1000 in real estate and another $1000 in personal property, aged 37. Adelia was 27, and they had one child named Horton who was 6 years old and born in New York. Living not far from them in a boarding house, was Charles Horton aged 24, a day laborer. 
Horton, Gabriel (I5641)
 
31 Galen Terry was in Kingston, Ulster Co, NY in the 1830 census. His family consisted of 1 male and 1 female under 5, 2 females 15-19, 2 males and 1 female 20-29, and 2 males 30-39. Eunice was probably born before 1800, so the female 20-29 would be a little too young.

In 1840, Galen Terry was found in Newburgh, Orange Co, NY, where he and his wife were both 30-39. This female matches the one in 1830, but the male matches one of those who were in their 20s, rather than those in their 30s. With them were 1 male and 2 females 10-14, and 1 female 15-19.

VCY, which gave names of the two girls above, gave no dates for Eunice or any of her family.

The Terrys have not been found in later enumerations. 
Terry, Galen (I5754)
 
32 George C. Day, 75, father of Attorney Richmond H. Day and Mrs. C. P.Ennis, both of Galesburg, died at his home in Avon, Friday night. Mr. Day, who had spent all his life in that vicinity and in his active years had been a farmer and teamster, died at 8 a. m. following a stroke of apoplexy.

He was born in the Virgil neighborhood, near Avon, May 2, 1862. His widow survives, and there are two brothers, Levi Day of Abingdon and William of Bartonville. There are also nine children, Attorney Richmond H. Day and Mrs. Joanne Ennis, of Galesburg; Edwin of Avon, Andrew of Bushnell, Mrs. Reona Lindstrum of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Florence Singleton of Avon, Mrs. Orel Moffet of El Paso, Tex., and Mrs. Alice Irons and Mrs. Bernice Irons, of Abingdon.

The body will be at the K. R. Clugsten funeral home in Avon until the time of the funeral, which will be at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Avon Methodist church. The pastor, the Rev. Robert Swaine, will officiate. Interment will be in the Virgil Cemetery. 
Day, George Calvin (I10499)
 
33 Hannah Rumsey of Blooming Grove married Selah Tucker in the Presbyterian Church in the Village of New Windsor (Historical Society of Newburg Bay and The Highlands Vol.3:16), where her brother Jonas had married a Tucker girl as his second wife, three years before. (New Windsor was still part of Ulster Co at that time.)

In the 1790 census of New Cornwall, Orange Co, Selah Tooker's household consisted of 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 4 females, and 1 slave. His name was among the early settlers of Cornwall, from which Blooming Grove was formed (R&C p.757-8).

In 1800 Selah Tooker was listed in Blooming Grove, next to Daniel Goldsmith (see #37). The family included 1 female under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 2 males and 1 female over 45.

In 1810 in Blooming Grove, Selah Tucker had 1 female under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 16-25, and he was over 45. From this it would appear that his wife had died since the 1800 census. He was not indexed in 1820, 1830 or 1840. 
Rumsey, Hannah (I5149)
 
34 Harry Hawkin Smith said that Samuel Rumsey had a twin brother who died. I have been unable to discover any record of this, and he gave no proof. On the other hand, Hannah Smith was baptized in the Presbyterian Church at Goshen with her twin sister Priscilla.

Samuel Rumsey appeared in the 1810 census of Wallkill, Orange Co, NY, when he and his wife were both in the 26-44 age bracket. With them were 1 boy and 2 girls under 10 (Phineas, Evelina and Emily), and 1 girl 10-15 who may have been domestic help.

Samuel Rumsey died of consumption at the age of 45, according to the Goshen Presbyterian Church records. His infant child had died only a few months before of inflamation of the lungs. Consumption was the cause of death for both Phineas and Elizabeth, according to the church records.

Administration on the estate of Samuel Rumsey of Wallkill was granted 7 Oct 1818 to his widow Hannah and John Barker, his "brother-in-law." (In Hannah's estate he was called her brother-in-law. He had married her twin sister Priscilla in 1803 (GPCh p.23).) (PR Admn E:310)

In the published Goshen Presbyterian Church records, "Elizabeth" Rumsey, [i.e. Hannah] widow of Samuel Rumsey, was registered as a member on 1 Feb 1819, "never before in communion" (GPCh p.61). Elizabeth Rumsey [daughter of Samuel] was baptized adult and admitted to the church 2 Feb 1832, "(never before in communion)" (GPCh p.67,140). This was about three weeks before she died. Samuel Rumsey [Jr] was suspended 29 Oct 1831 (GPCh p.67).

In the 1820 census of Wallkill, Hannah Rumsey had a household of 2 males and 1 female under 10 (William, Samuel, Elizabeth), 1 male and 2 females 10-15 (Phineas, Evelina, Emily), 1 male 16-25 (farm laborer?), and Hannah who was 26-44. Two members were engaged in agriculture.

Administration on Hannah's estate was granted 11 March 1824, to John Barker her brother-in-law. Both were of Wallkill. In the file is a document signed by Henry Smith which reads: "I Henry Smith hereby renounce all right to administer the goods and chattels and credits of Hannah Rumsey, my deceased sister, and request you to grant administration thereof to John Barker." (PR Admn E:282).

Guardianship papers for Hannah's daughter Elizabeth show that she became 10 years of age on 21 Jan 1824, and papers for William that he became 9 years of age on 21 Feb 1824. (PR Guardianship A:35, 36)

The estate of Phineas Rumsey was probated in Orange Co 24 May 1832. He was of Goshen, but had died 22 January "last past" of consumption, at St. Augustine in the Territory of East Florida. His heirs were listed as his sisters Elizabeth Rumsey and Emily, wife of Henry Smith, and brothers Samuel and William Rumsey. Elizabeth and Emily were both deceased since his death, and William was a minor under 21. (PR File 154)

The estate of Elizabeth Rumsey was probated the same day. She had died 27 Feb "last past", in Goshen at the house of Henry Smith, her brother-in-law. The heirs in this case were brothers Samuel and William, the latter under 21, and Emily Smith wife of Henry who was since deceased. Their brother Samuel Rumsey was named administrator of both estates. (PR File 155)

When Peter4 Rumsey died in 1843, Samuel (Jr) and William, both of Goshen, were the only surviving heirs of his brother Samuel Rumsey dec'd. Nothing has been learned about William after that date.

A thorough check of land records in Orange Co has not been made. But the first deed indexed in Samuel's name was 6 July 1808, when he purchased from Charles Borland and his wife Rebecca (LR L:85, rec. 1809). 
Rumsey, Samuel (I5134)
 
35 Henry R. Nowland was in Huron, Wayne Co, Mich, in the 1850 census, a farmer with $300 in real estate. He was 30, his wife Celinda was 23, and they had Cornelius 2 years and Mary Jane who was 1? month old.

In 1860, Henry R. Nowland of Huron had land worth $1000 and personal property worth $500. He was 37, Selinda was 33. With them were Cornelias aged 11, Mary Jane 10, and Charles 3.

By 1870 the value of farmer Henry B. Nowland's property in Huron had risen to $2000 and $600. He and Selinda were 47 and 43. Of the previous children, only Charles was at home, now 13, and they had added Thomas 7 and William 4.

In 1880 Henry and Salinda of Huron were 57 and 53 respectively. At home were Charles N. 23, a farm laborer, Thomas 17 and William 14.

Not far away was his son Cornelius Nowland who was 31 and a farmer. His wife Hannah was 33, and they had Selwin 13, Henry 8, Wallace 7, Nellie 5, Guy 2, and Mark 6 months old.

Neither Henry nor Celinda Nowland were found in Michigan in 1900.

Their youngest son William C. was in the Village of Charlevoix, in the town and county of the same name. He was 34, a day laborer. His wife Clora J. was 30, they had been married 11 years, and both of their children were with them - Dora A. who was 6, and Jennie E. who was 3.

Their next older son, Thomas O., was in Marion Tp, Charlevoix Co, where he was a farmer. He was 37 and had been married 7 years to Olive who was 29, but they were childless. 
Nowland, Henry B. (I10247)
 
36 HIA "gives details of the families of John, Gabriel and Matthias, giving their birth dates as 1785, 1796 and 1812 respectively." -(AJW) "Silas Horton lived where Samuel Rumsey resides. Mathias Horton was a son of Silas." -(R&C p.526)

Mrs. R. A. Wernecke reported that her grandmother's record of the family shows the birth date of Gabriel Horton, Mrs. Wernecke's grandfather, to be 26 Jan 1796.

In the 1800 census of Goshen, Orange Co, NY, the household of Matthias Horton had 2 males and 2 females under 10, 2 males and 1 female 16-25, 2 males and 1 female 26-44. (Matthias was not indexed in 1790.)

In 1810 in Goshen, Matthias Horton had 1 male under 10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, he and his wife being 26-44. Next to them was James Horton with 2 males under 10, 1 female 10-15 and 1 male and 1 female 16-25. John Horton was in Goshen, his age 26-44, his wife under 26, with 1 female under 10, and 1 male 16-25.

In Goshen in 1820, on different pages, were:
Sarah Horton over 45, having with her 1 female under 10, 2 males and 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, and 2 males 19-25. Two were engaged in agriculture.
James Horton who was aged 26-44, with a wife who was 16-25, and 2 boys under 10. One was engaged in agriculture.
James Horton and a wife who were both 16-25, one person in commerce.
John Horton and his wife, both over 45, too old.

John Coleman was not indexed in Orange Co in 1830.
Gabriel Horton was in Goshen in 1830, and in Minisink in 1840, (see his page for details).
Hector Tuttle was in Sempronius, Cayuga Co in 1830 and 1840 (see his page).

In Goshen in 1830 there were a James Horton and wife, both in their 30s, 1 female under 5, and 2 males 10-14.
And in Warwick was another James Horton whose household had 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 15-19, 1 female 20-29, 1 male 30-39, and 1 female 40-49.

In 1840 there was a John C. Coleman in Goshen who was in his 50s, and had 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 40-49. (A John Coleman mar in Goshen Presby.Ch. 7 Jul 1808, Letty Thew.)
(There was another John Coleman in New Windsor who was also in his 50s. He had with him 1 female under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male 10-14, and 1 male and 1 female 20-29, possibly a son and his wife?)

There was a James Horton in Salina, Onondaga Co, NY, in 1840. (Sarah's son James was in Syracuse, Onondaga Co, in 1843 - see below - and Syracuse is in Salina Tp.) In his household were 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 20-29, 1 female 40-49 and 1 male 50-59. Two in the family were engaged in commerce.

In the 1843 estate of Peter4 Rumsey, the children of his deceased sister Sarah Horton were listed as: Gabriel Horton, and Julia wife of Hector C. Tuthill, both of Cayuga Co, (both confirmed there by the 1850 census); James Horton of Syracuse (not indexed there in 1850); and Hector Horton of Maryland.

A Hector Horton was found in Woodsboro, District No. 11, Frederick Co, Maryland, in 1850, a laborer aged 48, with John and Margaret Myers, both born in Maryland.

A possible sequence for the children, from the above census records:
Age in census of:
Name born ca 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850
John 1785 10-15 -- -- --
James 1790 -10 16-25 26-44 ? 50-59
Dorothy 1792 -10 16-25 -- ? 40-49
Gabriel 1796 -10 10-15 19-25 30-39 ? 54
Julia 1799 -10 10-15 16-25 30-39 30-39 51
Hector 1802 -- 10-15 -- -- 48
Matthias 1812? -- 10-15 -- --

Extra persons not identified:
(Male) 1785-1790 10-15
(Male) -- 19-25
(Female) 1805-1820 -- 10-15

(Female) 1810-1820 -10 
Horton, Matthias (I5130)
 
37 Hiram Nowland was not with his parents in the 1850 census, so may have been married by then.

The only census in which he has been found so far is 1880, when he was in the Village of New Boston, Huron Tp, Wayne Co, Mich. He appeared to have a middle initial of R., but that interpretation is not certain. He was 56, and employed as a Nursery Agent. His (second) wife Eliza was 52, born in Michigan, both her parents born in New Jersey. With them were John and Edna O'Coner, aged 25 and 21, undoubtedly the daughter Edna reported by CWW. John was a brick mason.

There was a widow Eliza Nowland in New Boston in 1900, born Dec 1824, who could be Hiram's widow, shaving her age about 4 years. But this Eliza was born in New York, and both her parents too instead of New Jersey. She was with John and Mina Neaman in their 40s, both of German parents, and Mina was born in Germany also. There were children in the household, then "Father" Cristan Kahl aged 74 and born in Germany, followed by Eliza Nowland who was called "Sister". How she could be sister to either John or Mina Neaman is hard to fathom, since there was no sign of a German background. So she still remains a mystery. Mina Neaman and Cristan Kahl had both come to America in 1874.

DBRX gave only one wife for Hiram - Eloisa Jane Smith, b ca 1829 - Mich. the names "Eliza" and Eloisa" could have been confused by the census taker, and be the same person. CWW's source for the name Cornelia is not known. 
Nowland, Hiram (I10249)
 
38 Horace Hudson was listed in the 1820 census of Monroe, Orange Co, NY, next to his father John. He was aged 26-44 and engaged in agriculture, his wife was 16-25. A Horace Hudson was in Cornwall in 1830, in his 40s, and with him were 1 female under 5, 1 male and 2 females 5-9, 1 female 10-14, and 1 male and 1 female 20-29. Yet Horace was not know to have any children by 1830.

In 1840 Horace was back in Monroe, and in manufacturing or trade. In his household there were 2 males under 5 (Phineas, Robert), 2 males 5-9 (Leonard, Horace), 1 female 15-19 (Mary would be only 5-9), 1 female 30-39 (his wife), and he was 50-59.

In Monroe in 1850, Horace Hudson was a farmer with $500 in real estate. He was 60 years old, Cathe was 49, and the children still at home were Mary A. 19, Leonard B. 15, Robt V. 14, Phineas R. 12, Cathe 8 and Jno B. 4. Horace Hudson Jr was also in Monroe, a shoemaker at 18, probably learning the trade from Jos(?) Thorn 30, with a wife Drusilla 20, with whom he was listed (almost illegible).

In the 1855 state census, Horace Hudson was in the 2nd Election District of Monroe, a farmer aged 65 who was a landowner. His framed house was valued at $400. His wife Catharine was 55, a life long resident of Monroe, as were her children. Leonard B. was 20, Hendric 18 (was he the Robert V. of 1850? No 1880 Soundex that name), Phineas 16, John 9, Catharine 13. Horace Hudson Jr, shoemaker aged 22, was boarding with Sally Ann McGarrah,43, and her children.

In Monroe in 1860, Horas Hudson was 70, and now owned $1000 in real estate and $400 in personal property. He was still a farmer. With him were Catherine 59, Horas Junr 27, also a farmer, John B. 12, and Catherine 18. John was reported as "idiotic", but this more likely applies to Catherine who never married. Phineas R. Hudson was also in Monroe, working as a farm laborer for a wealthy farmer named John Brooks aged 80 and his wife Sarah 74.

L. B. Hudson was in Goshen, a farmer aged 26. He had a wife Margaret who was 23, and an 11 month old son Charles. They had a farm laborer and a domestic servant with them.

In 1870, farmer Horace Hudson of Monroe had $13,000 and $2,200 in real and personal property. He was 80, his wife Catharine was 70. At home were Phineas R. 30, Catharine 25 and an Ella J. 23, who turned out to be wife of Phineas in 1880. They also had a domestic servant and a farm worker.

Horace and Catherine Hudson have not been found in the 1880 census. In Monroe that year, "Phin.R." Hudson was a farmer aged 42. His wife Ella J. was 32, and their children were Horace 9, Emma L. 6 and Phil.C. 4. There was also a niece Margaret Hudson, 14 years old, probably daughter of Leonard B. and Margaret Hudson, and named for her mother. There was also a farm laborer.

In Chester in 1880, John B. Hudson was 34 and a farmer. His wife Mary was 33, and there were three children - George 8, Lilly 4, and Maud 11 months old, born the previous July. They had a domestic servant and a farm laborer.

Horace Jr, Leonard B. and Robert V. Hudson have not been found in the 1880 census. "Robert" has not been found since his only appearance in 1850, and as "Hendric" in 1855. 
Hudson, Horace (I5600)
 
39 In 1800 there was a Daniel Seward in Wallkill. The houshold consisted of 2 males and 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 2 males and 3 females 16-25, 1 male 26-44, and 1 male and 1 female over 45. The younger man could be Juliana's husband, and she could be one of the three females under 25, though her age at death puts her just over 25 in 1800. Daniel Seward of Wallkill was assessed for $900 in real estate in 1803 (R&C p.440)

In 1810 there was a Daniel Seward in Southold, Suffolk Co, Long Island, where there were 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, and the parents 26-45.

In 1820 a Daniel Seward was in Goshen. He had 2 females under 10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males and 1 female 16-25, 1 male 26-44, and 1 male & 1 female over 45.

The Daniel Seward in Goshen in 1830 had 1 female 15-19 (Julia?), 1 male 20-29, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 50-59, and 1 male 60-69. These last two appear to match Daniel and Juliana, and seems to include their daughter Julia. The male in his 20s could be the male 10-15 in 1820.

There is no telling how many of the above might be Dr. Daniel Seward, husband of Juliana Rumsey.

Julia Ann Seward, wife of Doct. David [sic] Seward was admitted to the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen 6 August 1831, and baptized the following day as wife of Dr. Daniel Seward (GPCh p.66,139).

Julia/Juliana was not indexed in the 1840 census. In 1843 when her brother Peter died, his sister Julia Seward of New York City was listed among his heirs.

The death notice for the daughter Julia, in The Whig Press of 20 Dec 1854, called her "(Mrs)" Julia Seward, and reported that she was Principal of S. S. Seward Institute in Florida [NY]. Samuel S. Seward established the Insitute bearing his name in 1846. "The first principal of the separate female department was Miss Seward." (R&C p.571). "Goshen Female Seminary was established in Goshen in 1851. Julia Seward became the second principal of the school" (ibid p.522)

History of Orange County, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical
Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men -
by E.M.Ruttenber and L.M.Clark (1881, reprint 1980 by Heart of the Lakes
Publishing, Interlaken, N.Y. 14847.

p.570-1 - WARWICK (section)

Obadiah Seward, an immigrant from Wales, settled on Larrington
River, in Somerset Co, NJ, in the early part of the last century....
John, son of Obadiah, was born here May 22, 1730; married May Swezy,
March 22, 1751, and settled in Hardyston prior to 1767, at which time
his name first appears as a member of the board of freeholders of that
township, and where he subsequently attained the rank of colonel of
the Second Sussex Regiment of Militia, which was frequently on duty on
the frontiers during the Revolution. He died in 1799, leaving ten
children, of whom
Samuel Swezy Seward--locally known as Dr. Seward--was born in
Hardyston, Sussex Co., Dec. 5, 1768. He married Mary Jennings, of
Goshen, Orange Co., in 1795, and after living for a time in Vernon
removed thence to Florida [Orange Co], where he combined a large
mercantile business with an extensive rang of professional practice
about twenty years....In 1846 he established the Samuel S. Seward
Institute at Florida, to which he donated the grounds, erected the
buildings, and added an endowment of $20,000. He died in 1849....

p.522 - Goshen Female Seminary was established in Goshen in 1851.
Julia Seward was the scond principal of the school.

p.582 - SEWARD INSTITUTE, Florida...The first principal of the
separate female dpartment was Miss Seward.... 
Seward, Daniel (I5144)
 
40 In 1810 Nath'l Carpenter was listed in the census of Goshen, aged 26-44. With him were 1 male under 10 (John C.), 2 males and 1 female 16-25 (Philotta).

In 1820 Nathaniel Carpenter was in Wallkill. In his household were 1 male and 2 females under 10 (Oliver, Mary, Julia), 1 male 10-15 (John C.), 1 male and 1 female 16-25, 1 male and 1 female 26-44, and 1 male 45 and over. (Nathaniel was 42 that year, Philotta 35.)

He was in Hamptonburgh in 1830, in his 50s, his wife in her 40s. With them were 1 male 5-9 (William), 2 females 10-14 (Mary, Julia), and 2 males 15-19 (John?, & a farm laborer?). (John would have been 20.)

Again in Hamptonburgh in 1840, Nathaniel was in his 60s, and had 1 male and 2 females 15-19, 2 males 20-29, and 1 female 40-49. (This does not match the family of Nathaniel Carpenter very well.)

Phila, wife of Nathaniel Carpenter of Hamptonburgh, was listed among the heirs of her uncle Peter Rumsey in 1843.

In 1850 John C. Carpenter headed the household in Hamptonburgh at the age of "35". With him were Julia A. 30, Mary C. 28, William 24, and "Farotte" (their mother) aged 59. John and William were farmers.

In the 1855 state census of Hamptonburgh, William "C." Carpenter headed the household at age 27. Following him was his mother "Phitola" who was 68 and a widow, brother John C. 40, and sisters Julia A. 33 and Mary 30. There were also two domestic servants. The Carpenter family had lived in Hamptonburgh for 36 years. Their frame house was valued at $1200.

In 1860 William H. Carpenter was head of household in Hamptonburgh. He was 32, a farmer with $13,600 in real estate and $3,000 in personal property. Listed next was "Christina" Carpenter aged 70, then John C. 40, Julia A. 35, Mary C. 26, and two farm laborers.

Nathaniel Carpenter was born in the East Division of the town of Goshen. He learned the trade of mason at Washingtonville [in Blooming Grove], but settle in Hamptonburgh as a farmer.

His son Oliver, born in the East Division of Goshen, spent most of his youth in Hamptonburgh. In 1851 he purchased a farm in Wawayanda township, where he was living in 1881, "engaged in dairying." He was a Democrat, but seldom participated in politics. He joined the Congregational Church of Middletown in 1850, and he and his wife were active supporters in 1881. (R&C p.691) 
Carpenter, Nathaniel (I5672)
 
41 In 1810 there was a Platt Rogers in Half Moon, Saratoga Co, NY. The household contained 1 female 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 female 26-44, and 1 male over 45. Platt would be 22 that year, so this might be his father who headed the household which included young Platt.

In 1820 Platt Rogers was enumerated in Warwick, Orange Co, NY, His household contained 2 males under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 3 males 26-44, and 1 female over 45. The female 16-25 could be Julia Ann, if she had already married Platt, one of the 26-44 males. The two youngest might be theirs.

The place of Julia Ann in the VCY family outline suggests she was older, but she was listed after Eunice in her father's will, and was probably 10-15 in the 1810 census, and under 10 in 1800, so older than Oliver who was born in December 1800.

In 1830 there were two Platt Rogers in Huntington, Suffolk Co, Long Island, NY, listed almost next to each other. One had only 1 female 20-29, and 1 male and 1 female 60-69. The other had 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 male 10-14, and both parents 30-39. This would appear to be father and son, but needs to be proved.

In 1840 Platt Rogers was in Clifton, Saratoga Co, NY. He had 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 2 males and 1 female 20-29, 1 female 40-49, 2 males 50-59 (one being Platt), and 1 female 70-79 (probably his mother).

In 1850 Platt Rogers was still in Clifton, Saratoga Co. He was 62, a farmer with $7280 in real estate. His wife had apparently died, for he had only Stephen 28 and Caroline 19 with him. Probably Caroline was Stephen's wife rather than sister, since there was no female under 10 in the family in 1840.

Proof that any of the above Platt Rogers had married Julia Ann Youngs needs to be found. These census records are shown as a basis for further research. 
Rogers, Platt (I5744)
 
42 In 1820 Oliver Coleman was living alone in Blooming Grove, next to his brother Joel. He was 16-25.

In the 1830 census of Wallkill, Orange Co, Oliver Coleman and his wife were in their 20s. With them were 1 male and 1 female under 5 (William, Mary), and 1 female 5-9.

In 1840 Oliver Coleman was in Jerusalem, Yates Co. His household consisted of 1 female under 5 (Elizabeth), 1 male 5-9 (William), 1 female 10-14 (Mary), and 1 female 30-39 and 1 male 40-49.

In the 1843 probate of his uncle Peter Rumsey's estate, Oliver Coleman of Penn Yan [Yates Co], NY, was listed among the heirs. [The village of Penn Yan is partly in Jerusalem Tp and partly in Milo Tp.]

In the 1850 census of Jerusalem, Yates Co, Oliver Coleman was 53 and had a farm valued at $5520. His wife Nancy was 43. With them were Mary 22, William 20 (also a farmer), Elizabeth 14 and Henry 6.

In 1860 in Jerusalem, Oliver was 63 and now owned $7000 in real estate and $500 in personal property. Nancy was "50", her birthplace given as NJ instead of NY as in 1850, and she had $150 in personal property. (An inheritance from her father?) Their son William A. was with them at age 30 and probably his wife Margaret who was also 30. Sarah was 23, probably the Elizabeth of 1850, and Henry was 17.

They were not found in Jerusalem in 1870. 
Coleman, Oliver (I5686)
 
43 In 1840, Andrew Nowland was listed in the census of Huron, Wayne Co, Mich, next to his brother John. His household consisted of 1 male and 1 female under 5, and 1 male and 1 female 20-29. Perhaps the unidentified daughter was Maryann or Ida from CWW's list, and died young before 1850.

In the 1850 census of Huron, Andrew Nowland was "26", a farmer with $500 in real estate. His 2nd wife Rachel was 20, and with them were William 12 (by 1st wife), Sarah 8 and Alonzo 7 (children of Andrew's brother, iv-William), and Rachel's son Andrew who was 1 year old. Also in the household was Catharine "Felton" aged 59, probably Rachel's mother. CWW had reported Rachel's maiden name as Feltar.

In 1860 Andrew's age was 47, in Huron. He now had $1000 in real estate and $750 in personal property. Rachel was 30, and the children were William 21, Andrew "T." 11, Theresa 7, Ida P. 6, Silas S. 3, and Albert who was 3 months old. Catharine "Felter" was still with them at age 67.

Andrew had moved to Marion Tp, Charlevoix Co, Mich before the 1870 census, where his farm was valued at $1000, and his personal property at #400. He was 58 Racheal was 42, and at home were Teressa 18, Ada 15, Silas 13, Albert 11, Eddy 6, and Samuel 2.

His son William T. Nowland was still in Huron, Wayne Co, aged 32, a farmer with $2000 and $600 in real and personal property. His wife Mary H. was 33, and their son George was 4.

Andrew "A." Nowland, 21, was also in Huron, a sawyer with $800 and $100 in property. His wife Lucina was 23, and their two children were listed as "Rachel" 2 years and "Albert" 8 months old. These names were double checked, for later records had Richard and Martin who were these ages. Apparently Rachel was correct, for DBRX had a death for her. And Martin was in 1880 and 1900, but no Albert.

In 1880, Andrew Nowland was a widower. With him in Boyne City, Evangeline Tp, Charlevoix Co, Mich, were his son Albert "28" and daughter Tressa 27.

His son Andrew was a Deputy Sheriff in Boyne Valley, Charlevoix Co, with his wife "Lucinda" and five children. He was 32, she 36. Their children were Richard 12, Martain 10, Ann E. 8, Magie 4 and Guy 1 year old.

William T. Nowland had remained in Huron, Wayne Co, with his wife Mary H. He was a farmer aged 42, she was 43. Their sons George E. and Walter G. were 14 and 9. With them also was Nellie Norton 10, attending school. No relationship was shown, but she may be the daughter of Emily (Nowland) Norton (iv-5.), whose older brother and sister, Sarah and Alonzo Nowland, had been with Andrew in 1850.

In 1900 Andrew (Jr)'s widow Lusena M. Nowland kept a boarding house in Boyne Valley Tp. At the time of the enumeration, her boarders were four men of varying ages, origins and occupations. Her son Martin P. was 30 and unmarried, a laborer boarding with a younger man born in Illinois of German parents, who was a laborer in the woods.

Also in 1900, Albert, Edward and Samuel Nowland were farmers in Wilson Tp, Charlevoix Co living next to each other with their families:

Albert was 39, and had been married 16 years to Edith who was 31. Six of Edith's ten children had died. Since she did not marry Albert Nowland until she was about 25, it is possible some were by a previous marriage. The four survivors were Grace, Ora, Ray and Roy Nowland. A nephew, Sidney Thompson aged 21, was with them as a farm laborer. He may have been Edith's nephew, as the only possible relationship to Albert would be if his older sister Ida had married a Thompson after 1870.

"Eddy" Nowland was 35, his wife Alma was 29, and they had been married 14 years, their only two children being Teresa and Charles.

Samuel had just been married within the census year, so had no children yet. He was 31, his bride "Cesil" was only 19.

Of William's two sons, George was in Wyandotte, Wayne Co, and Walter was still in Huron, both married, but only Walter had a child. 
Nowland, Andrew Hudson (I10230)
 
44 In a letter of 11 Jan, probably 1846, written by Pamelia (Rumsey) Reeder of Blooming Grove, NY, daughter of Jesse4 Rumsey (#34), to her brother Hiram W. Rumsey, she reported that "Uncle Daniel Goldsmith is very low the consumson of the throagt is what ales him and old age together." There is no proof that Daniel Goldsmith's wife was a sister of Jesse Rumsey, and he could be related to Jesse's wife, Lucinda (Terry) Rumsey, instead.

There was a Daniel Goldsmith in the 1790 census of Southold (where the Rumsey family first settled), Suffolk Co, Long Island, NY. He was the only male over 16, and had 2 males under 16 and 3 females. This might be the same Daniel who appeared subsequently in Orange Co.

In the 1800 census of Blooming Grove, listed next to Selah Tooker who had married Jesse Rumsey's sister Hannah, Daniel Goldsmith and his wife were between the ages of 26 and 44. With them were 3 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, and 1 male 16-25.

In Blooming Grove in 1810, Daniel and his wife were again 26-44, and now had 2 males and 4 females under 10, 2 females 10-15, and 2 males 16-15. He was not indexed in the 1820 census of New York.

In 1830 Daniel Goldsmith was enumerated in New Windsor, Orange Co. In the household were 2 males and 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 2 males and 1 female 60-69. Daniel was not indexed in 1840, nor was he found in Blooming Grove, and was probably living with one of his children. 
Rumsey, [Daughter] (I5311)
 
45 In a letter written 11 Jan, prob 1846, by Pamelia (Rumsey) Reeder of Blooming Grove, NY, daughter of Jesse4 Rumsey (#34), to her brother Hiram W. Rumsey, she spoke of "Aunt Ruth Coleman" as "liveing yet and injoys pretty good helth for one of her age she is 84 years old." This could refer to a sister of either her father or her mother. In order to record what I have found on Ruth Coleman, she is tentatively placed here as a Rumsey, but needs to have her relationship proved.

Not knowing her husband's given name, it is impossible to identify this Coleman family in the early census records. But he had apparently died before the 1840 census of Blooming Grove, when Ruth Coleman was enumerated with 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 1 female 30-39, she herself being in her 70s.

In the 1850 census of Blooming Grove, Ruth Coleman was living alone at the aged of 86. She had $1500 in real estate. 
Rumsey, Ruth (I5151)
 
46 In deeds recorded 1831, but not checked, Cornelius Carman and his wife, and Alexr Stark and his wife Jean were all of Newburgh, Orange Co, when they sold land to Cornelius Rumsey. The date of the deed was possibly before 1820, for the Carmans had been in Newburgh in the 1810 census, but were in Fishkill, Dutchess Co in 1820 and 1830. Cornelius Carman had married a Mary Rumsey, and the close association of the Carmans and Starks with Cornelius Rumsey, leads one to think Jean Stark may also have been a Rumsey, though this still needs to be proved or disproved. It may be significant that Cornelius4 Rumsey named his youngest son Alexander S. Rumsey.

In the 1830 census, Alexander Stark was in Newburgh, Orange Co. He and his wife were in their fifties and had no children with them.

In 1840, there was an Alexander Stark in Moravia, Cayuga Co, NY, he in his 60s, his wife in her 50s, living by themselves. This might be Alexander and Jean, or Alexander and a second and younger wife. I have no proof that this was even the same Alexander. He was not indexed in 1850. 
Stark, Alexander (I5319)
 
47 In the 1810 census of Blooming Grove, Orange Co, Rumsey Coleman and his wife were under 26 years of age, and had with them 1 male and 1 female 10-15.

In 1820 in Blooming Grove, Phinehas R. Coleman and his wife were 26-44, and had 2 females under 10 and 1 who was 10-15.

In 1830 Rumsey Coleman was in Hamptonburgh, and had 1 male and 1 female under 5, 2 females 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 male 20-29, his wife who was in her 30s, and he in his 40s.

In Hamptonburgh in 1840, Phineas R. Coleman had 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9 (Albert & ? ), 1 male and 1 female 10-14 (Phineas, Julia), 1 female 15-19, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 40-49 and 1 male 50-59.

Phineas Coleman of Hamptonburgh was one of the heirs in the estate of his uncle Peter Rumsey, in 1843.

In the 1850 census of Hamptonburgh Phineas R. Coleman was 64, a farmer with $6000 in real estate. His wife Sarah was 58, and with them were Julia 22, Phineas R. 21, Albert "11" (poss 17?), and 12 year old Emily Rumsey - a granddaughter.

In 1850, their daughter Elizabeth R. was in Montgomery Tp aged 31, with her husband William C. Brewster, a farmer aged 36 with $4300 in real estate. Their four children were Catharine A. 11, Nathaniel 8, Oldfield 6 and John 2.

In the 1855 state census, Phineas Coleman of Hamptonburgh was 69, a farmer and a land owner, Sarah was 63, and they had lived in Hamptonburgh for 40 years. At home were only Julia 25 and Albert 23. Granddaughter Emily Rumsey was still with them at age 19, and they had an Irish laborer. Their frame house was valued at a modest $400. They were living very close to their widowed aunt, Philotta Coleman, and her grown children.

In Goshen in 1855, Phineas R. Coleman (Jr) was 26, and had a wife Mary H. who was 19. They had lived in Goshen 3 years, where he was a farmer and owned land. They had one son "Fredrc" Coleman who was 3 months old, and an Irish domestic servant. Their frame house was valued at $1000.

In 1860, Phineas R. Coleman (Sr) was still in Hamptonburgh, aged 74. He now owned $5440 in real estate and $1000 in personal property. Sarah was 68, and Albert L. was still at home, aged 28. With them this time was Samuel E. Rumsey aged 23, their other Rumsey grandchild and a farmer, as was Phineas. There was also a young domestic servant.

In Goshen in 1860, P.R. Coleman (Jr) was a farmer with $10,900 in real estate. He was 30, his wife Mary H. was 24, and their sons were Frederick 5 and William B. 1 year old. With them was Thos. Robinson 19 who was Mary's brother. They had an Irish farm laborer working for them. 
Coleman, Phineas Rumsey (I5673)
 
48 In the 1810 census of Fayette, Seneca Co, NY, David Rumsey headed a household containing 2 males and 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 16-25, and 1 male 26-44. In 1820 there were 4 males under 10, 2 males and 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, and 1 male 45 or over.

In 1827, David Rumsey and the widow Elizabeth Rumsey were executors of the estate of his brother Moses Rumsey, and in that capacity they conveyed property from the estate in Seneca Co. On 26 Feb 1829, David Rumsey and his wife Jane of Fayette conveyed land to John Lambert (LR U:192). David received a payment from his father's estate which was probated in Seneca Co in August 1829.

"David moved from Fayette, N.Y. to Jerusalem twp, Yates Co, N.Y. near Bluffs point in 1828. William Knowland (husband of Elizabeth)[his sister #67] sold the farm to David and moved to Wayne Co., Mich. In 1835 David moved to Huron Co., Ohio. Most of his children came by boat from Canandaigua to Buffalo to Fairfield, Ohio, arriving on Oct. 16, 1835. David was injured on the trip from Northumberland, up the Susquehana to Fayette when he was caught between a shire pole and a barrel of flower." (JSR, derived from Mrs. Sanford's notes and those of Spencer B. Rumsey, [son of Caleb C.6 & uncle of JSR].)

In the 1830 census of Jerusalem, David "Rusey" had 1 girl under 5 (Eliza Jane), 2 boys and 1 girl 5-9 (Caleb, George, Elizabeth), 2 boys 10-14 (Jacob, Adam), 1 boy and 1 girl 15-19 (David or Hiram, & a domestic?), 2 males 20-29 (John, & a farm laborer?), his wife in her 40s and he in his 50s. (Baby Charles is missing; perhaps he was born Jan 1831 instead of 1830.)

The Presbyterian church in Branchport, Jerusalem Tp, Yates Co, was organized 24 Jul 1832, and David Rumsey was chosen one of two Ruling Elders. The 18 original members included Mrs. Sophia Rumsey (wife of Thomas), and Mrs. Eliza Rumsey (probably wife of David's son John, who was also John's first cousin). There was also a "Miss" Jane Rumsey listed, who probably should be "Mrs." Jane, the wife of David Rumsey (HDY). The original church records have not been examined to verify the marital status of these two.

In the NY state census of 1835, David Rumsey was still in Jerusalem Tp, with a total of 7 males and 3 females in the household. Two of the males were subject to militia duty (Hiram & Adam), and two were eligible to vote (John Sr & Hiram). One of the females was married, and two were under 16 (Elizabeth & Eliza Jane). David had 75 acres of improved land, 17 neat cattle, 5 horses, 42 sheep, and 24 hogs. Within the past year the family had produced 45 yards of fulled cloth, 46 yards of woolen cloth, 85 yards of linen, cotton or other thin cloths. His sons David and John had their own households in Jerusalem, as did his younger brother Thomas. His old brother John had just left for Huron Co, Ohio.

The first deed in Huron Co, Ohio, recorded to David Rumsey Sr was dated 25 Oct 1835, for 87 acres in Lot 19, Section 2, New London, from William and Philinder Blackman of New London, for which he paid $872 (LR OS-10:471). (His son David "Ramsey" Jr had a deed dated 22 May 1835, for land in Fairfield Tp. And his brother Thomas "Ramsey" had one dated 25 May 1835, for land in New London Tp (LR OS-9:516, 520).

In the 1840 census David Rumsey was in New London Tp, Huron Co, Ohio. In his household were 1 male 5-9, 1 female 10-15, 2 males and 1 female 15-19, 2 males and 1 female 20-29, and David and his wife both in their 50s.

David died in July of that year, and Letters of Administration were granted 12 Oct 1840 to David Rumsey Jr. (PR OS-153,158). On 22 May 1846 there was a quit claim for $175, from Caleb C. Rumsey and his wife Phebe to Adam Rumsey, for 87 acres in New London formerly conveyed to David Rumsey dec'd by Wm. Blackman on 25 Oct 1835, and deeded to sd David by E. Lane and P. Latimer 8 Nov 1836 (LR OS-20:174). Between 1846 and 1848, the following heirs of David gave quit claims to John Hoffstatter: William and Betsey Gates, Adam Rumsey, John and Eliza Rumsey, Hiram Rumsey, Jacob B. and Esther Rumsey, and George Rumsey (LR OS-19:101; OS-20:249,587; OS-22:176,177).

On 15 April 1848, Ebenezer Lane and Pickett Latimer gave a deed to the Heirs of David Rumsey Dec'd, for $538.50. They were named as: David, John, Hiram, Adam, Jacob, George, Caleb and Charles Rumsey, Mary Hoffstitter (wife of John Hoffstitter), Elizabeth Gates (wife of William Gates), and Jane Rumsey. Later there was a quit claim from Eliza J. (or Jane) Rumsey to John Hoffstatter, and another to Hoffstatter from Charles "Ramsey", heir of David Rumsey (LR 1:85; 4:91). Most of these deeds were taken from the index only and not checked.

In the 1850 census his widow Jane aged 64, and her daughter Jane Rumsey aged 22, were living in New London with her daughter and son-in-law, John and Mary Hofstatter, the Hofstatters having apparently taken over the old home-stead. George 28 and Charles 19 (i.e. b 1831) were in Hartland Tp with their older brother Jacob Rumsey.

George was still in Huron Co in 1860, at age 38 working as a farm laborer in Fitchville for Joseph C. Washburn and his wife Debby Ann, both in their 50s. He was probably the George Rumsey in Fitchville in 1870, whose age was given as 35, though should have been 49, a farm laborer for John and Elizabeth Townsend. Though the military record on his gravestone does not match, he is the only George Rumsey in Erie or Huron Co who could have been a member of the 55th Inf., Co.E, recruited largely from three townships in Erie Co, but partly from Huron Co; a private, a substitute, and mustered out with his company 11 July 1865. (History of Erie Co, Ohio by Lewis Cass Aldrich (1889), p.139) George P.6 (#60-1) would have been in his 60s during the Civil War.

One of the early pioneers in the town of Fayette, Seneca Co, NY, formed 1800, was an Adam Hofstetter. He was among a group of Pennsylvania-German families who migrated up to Fayette. It seems significant that David and Jane (Hofstatter) Rumsey had a son named Adam. Among the founding members of the Branchport church in Yates Co, there was a Mrs. Betsy Hoffstrater (HDY). There was an Adam Huffstater in the 1800 census of Tyrone Tp, Cumberland Co, Pa, whose household consisted of 3 males and 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15 who could be Jane, 1 female 16-25, and both parents over 45. 
Rumsey, David (I5384)
 
49 In the 1810 census of Newburgh, Orange Co, NY, Cornelius Carman was listed two lines below Cornelius Rumsey, Mary's brother. Both couples had been married in the same church in Fishkill, six years apart. Cornelius Carman was 26-44, his wife was 16-25, and they had one daughter who was under 10. On the next line above was listed John Carman Jr (16-25), and below were James Carman (26-44), and John C. Carman and wife both over 45 and having 1 male 10-16 with them. John C. could therefore be the father of Cornelius. He had bought land in Newburgh Tp from Cornelius and Hannah Rumsey in 1827.

Cornelius Carman was listed in Fishkill, Dutchess Co in 1820, engaged in manufacturing or trade. He and his wife were 26-44, and with them were 1 male and 1 female 10-15.

In Fishkill in 1830, Cornelius and his wife were alone - he in his 50s, she in her 40s. Deeds recorded in 1831 (not checked for details) may have been dated much earlier, for Cornelius Carman and his wife were still of Newburgh when they and Alexr and Jean Stark sold to Cornelius O. Rumsey (LR 41:222, 224).

He was not found in Fishkill in 1840, nor was he indexed in Dutchess or Orange Co. There was a Cornelius in Sterling, Cayuga Co, but he was only in his 40s. One in Hector, Tompkins Co, was in his 60s so could be the correct one. With him were what appeared to be a young couple in their 20s and 30s and a boy aged 5-9. On the other hand, Cornelius Carman might have been with his daughter.

In 1850 Cornelius Carman, probably the husband of Mary Rumsey, was 72, living in Fishkill. He had $1500 in real estate, but had no occupation. With him was Elizabeth Miller aged 45, close to the age of his daughter Elizabeth baptized in 1806. With her was Mary E. Miller aged 13. 
Carman, Cornelius (I5317)
 
50 In the 1820 census of Blooming Grove, Orange Co, Joel Coleman was listed next to his brother Oliver who was living alone. Joel and his wife were in the 16-25 age bracket, and they had a son who was under 10.

In 1830 Joel Coleman was in Hamptonburg, next to his brother Rumsey Coleman. He and his wife were in their 30s, and with them were 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14 (she prob 5-9), 1 female 20-29 (who?).

In 1840 Joel Coleman Jr. was back in Blooming Grove. His household had 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female(who?) 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 30-39 [sic] and 1 male 40-49.

In the 1843 estate of his uncle Peter Rumsey, Joel Coleman of Blooming Grove was listed among the heirs. He has not been spotted in the 1850 census. (The only Joel indexed in New York was age 33 in Yates Co.)

In the 1855 state census, Joel Coleman was in the 2nd Election District of Blooming Grove. He was 61 and a land owner. His wife Sarah was 60, and the only child at home was "Joel Jun" who was 25. They also had an Irish domestic servant. (Same family as 1860 below?)

In the 1860 census of Blooming Grove there was a J. Coleman who was 66, with a wife Sarah who was 65, both of which match Joel and his wife Sally of 1855. He was a farmer with $1000 and $1200 in real and personal property. With them were James H. 30 (i.e.Joel H.?), Oliver H. 20, Frances A. 22, Sarah E. 18, and Calvin 2. Oliver H. (named for Joel's brother?) could be the youngest son in the 1840 census, and Sarah possibly his wife. Joel H. had married Frances Sawyer in 1867, so Calvin was probably their son.

The wife of Joel H. Coleman of Blooming Grove, in the Whig Press 1857, was Frances, daughter of Gen.C.G.Sawyer of Hamptonburgh. R&C (p.499), in a biography of Gen.Calvin G.Sawyer, said his daughter Alida, by his 2nd wife Harriet (Armstrong) Smith, married Joel H. Coleman of Blooming Grove. Alida Sawyer was 12 in the 1850 census of Hamptonburgh, with Calvin G. and Harriet. 
Coleman, Joel (I5683)
 

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