Charles Herbert Stalee

Male 1872 - 1960  (87 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Charles Herbert Stalee was born on 2 Dec 1872 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA (son of Isaac W. Staley and Rebecca E. Sanford); died in Apr 1960 in Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida, USA; was buried in Carpenters Home Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Carpenter


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isaac W. Staley was born on 27 Oct 1837 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA (son of Henry Staley and Margaret Cole); died on 14 Aug 1909 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    1880 Isaac was living in Wayland working on the Railroad. In the village of Wayland, Isaac held many village offices including, policeman, tax collector, ringer of the curfew and others.

    Wayland Register, August 20, 1909 - DEATH OF AN 0LD RESIDENT - On Saturday last Mr. Isaac Staley; one of our oldest citizens, passed away, aged 71 years, Mr. Staley had been a great sufferer for some time, especially the last two months he had been confined to his room and most of the time in great pain. He was patient and during; his last days he expressed a desire to trust God and professed faith in Christ. The only hope for prolonged life was in the operation which Drs. Richmond and Peabody performed a week previous to his death, but even medical skill couldn’t save him. The deceased is survived by his widow and seven children: Mrs. Margaret Walker, of Springwater; Thomas Staley of Schnectady; Mrs. Mary Degolia. of Clifton Park; Chas. Staley, of Oregon; Lillian Briggs, of Honeoye and Mrs. Josephine Mallabar. The funeral was held at the late home on Scott street Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Norris, officiating Interment in Wayland cemetery.

    Isaac married Rebecca E. Sanford on 1 Nov 1870 in Kingsbourgh, Fulton Co., New York, USA. Rebecca (daughter of Soton Sanford and Esther Mitchell) was born on 03 Dec 1837 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 27 Sep 1911 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Rebecca E. Sanford was born on 03 Dec 1837 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA (daughter of Soton Sanford and Esther Mitchell); died on 27 Sep 1911 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Rebecca was a school teacher. About 1860 she was at the Fort Edward Institute, a boarding seminary school(teachers school), she taught in Fulton Co.,NY and Steuben Co.,NY.

    From Wayland Register, Oct 6, 1911 - FORMER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY - The following is taken from the Gloversville Morning Herald, Sept. 28 1911. Rebecca E. Sanford Staley, aged seventy-three years, died at 8:56 o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard DeGolyer, in Phelps street north of Gloversville, following a three months' illness, Bright's disease and other complications being the cause of death. Mrs. Staley has been a resident of Gloversville for only one year, having come here from Wayland, Steuben county, to make her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist church at Wayland and a woman whose sterling qualities of mind and character made her many friends. She was a native of Livingston county, where she was born December 8, 1833, She was a daughter of the late Soton and Esther Sanford. The deceased is survived by one son, Charles H. Staley, of Gloversville; four daughters, Mrs. Willard DeGolyer of Gloversville; Mrs. Harry F, Briggs of Honeoye; Mrs. Edwin Templeton of May tit Id and Mrs. Ernest Mallabar of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Alexander Shute of Millaca, Minn.; Mrs. Jacob Swarts of Springwater and four brothers, Gilbert Sanford of Friendship; Soton and Reed E. Sanford , of Princeton, Minn.; and Van. R. Sanford of Mount View, Cal. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. There will be a prayer service, conducted by Rev. Howard J. Charles.pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard DeGolyer this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The body will be taken to the late home at Wayland, where the funeral was held on Saturday and where the interment took place.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Source: Gloversville Intelligencer - Nov 3 1870

    Children:
    1. Lillian Mae Staley was born on 08 Sep 1871 in Kingsbourgh, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 3 Apr 1953 in North Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 1. Charles Herbert Stalee was born on 2 Dec 1872 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died in Apr 1960 in Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida, USA; was buried in Carpenters Home Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida, USA.
    3. Ada Esther Staley was born on 4 Jun 1874 in Rockwood, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 18 Jan 1927 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    4. Anne Josephine Staley was born on 10 Sep 1878 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; died on 11 Apr 1945 in Columbia Co., Oregon, USA; was buried in Bethany Memorial Cemetery, Warren, Columbia Co., Oregon, USA.
    5. Florence Mabel Staley was born on 26 Apr 1880 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Aug 1888 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry Staley was born on 4 Jul 1792 in Minden, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; was christened on 11 Nov 1792 in St.Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York, USA (son of John Staley and Maria Elizabeth House); died on 6 Sep 1874 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 7 Sep 1814, Oppenheim, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; War of 1812 (US) 19th Regiment, New York Militia Capt. George B. Getman's Co. Quartered at Sacketts Harbor - guarding and building forts Discharged 14 Dec 1814

    Notes:

    Another letter by C.B. Briggs about his ancestors says:
    "Henry Stalee's 2nd wife Elizabeth (or Betsey) Carncroas Stalee was paid a pension from 20 Apr 1878 until she died in 1895. Henry was paid the pension starting in April 10, 1871. Henry, by the way, only served for 2 months and 7 days. He enlisted at Oppenheim, N.Y. , mustered in on 7 Sep 1814 and discharged on 14 November 1814. C.B. talks about how Henry told many tall tales to his (C.B's grandfather (Jacob W. Staley).
    (Pat Carey pcarey99@nycap.rr.com)

    Henry Staley that served in the War of 1812 and received a pension of $39.00, of Johnstown,NY. There is a record of Betsey Stalee recieving Pension from the US in 1883, living in Fulton Co.,NY...needs further research.

    The 1820 shows Henry living as a farmer Johnstown,NY with the following persons: 110100-00101 or 1 male(<10: poss.son John H.), 1 male(<16: poss.brother Philip),1 male(<26: Henry,,his birthday being in July would make him 26 at the time of the census if he is born in 1793 and the census were done before July) also 1 female(16-26: poss.wife), and female(45+: poss.mother).

    Will of Henry Stalee:
    Fulton Co NY Wills Vol. 8 page 157
    Be it remembered, that heretofore, to wit; on the fourteenth day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four George H. Stalee, one of the executors named in the last will and testament of Henry Stalee late of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, deceased, appeared in open court before the Surrogate of the County of Fulton; and made application to have the said last will and testament, which relates to both real and personal estate, proved; and on such application the Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who
    were the widow, heirs and next of kin of the said testator and their respective residences; and said Surrogate did thereupon issue a citation in due form of law, directed to said widow, heirs and next of kin by their respective names stating their respective places of residence requiring them to appear before said Surrogate at his office, in the Village of Johnstown in said county on the fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy five to attend the probate of the said will. And afterwards, to wit on the said fourth day of January satisfactory evidence by affidavit was produced and presented to said Surrogate of the service of the said citation, in the mode prescribed by law; and on that day it having appeared from the petition in this matter that some of the heirs and next of kin are minors and having no general guardian a special guardian was appointed in due form of law to take care of their interests in the matter of proving the said will by an order entered for that purpose by said surrogate, and on said last mentioned day no one appearing to oppose the probate of said will and such proceedings were thereupon had afterwards, that the Surrogate took the proof of said will hereinafter set forth upon this fourth day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy five and he adjudged the said will to be a valid will of real and personal estate and the proofs thereof to be sufficient; which said last will and estament and proofs are as follows, that is to say:

    WILL
    Know all men by these presents that I, Henry Stalee, of the town of Johnstown in the County of Fulton and state of New York being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament that is to say
    1st I order and direct that my executors hereinafter named pay all my just debts and funeral charges as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.
    2nd Whereas my sons John H Stalee, George H Stalee, Isaac Stalee and Abraham Stalee and my daughters, Rebecca House, Catharine Peters, Mary Martha Young, Hannah Margaret Clement and Emuletta Stalee having received what I consider there just and equal proportion of my estate therefore I make no provision for them in this my last will and testament.
    3rd I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Stalee three hundred dollars
    4th I give and bequeath to Harriett Carncroas two hundred dollars
    5th I give bequeath and devise to my son William Stalee and my daughter Helen Stalee all my real and personal estate subject to the bequest above named that I may be possessed of at the time of my decrease to be divided between them as follows, William as to have two thirds and Helen one third subject however to the bequests hereinafter named
    6th I give and bequeath to my wife Betsy the use and occupation rents and profits of all my real and personal estate until my son William becomes twenty one years of age or until the time arrives when my said son William would be twenty one years of age and then to receive out of my said estate four hundred dollars and her support on the premises in a good comfortable manner according to her age and circumstances during her widowhood. The bequests hereby made to my wife Betsy is on the express condition that she accept of the provisions herein made for her in lieu of her dower right, otherwise of no effect. I also make in obligatory and binding upon my wife Betsy to provide for and support my son William and my daughter Helen both in sickness and in health until they respectively become of age and give to each good common school education.
    7th I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Betsy executrix and my two sons Jacob Stalee and George H Stalee executors of this my last will and testament and hereby expressly make all and every former will by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th dayof March 1863.
    Henry Staley, L.S. Sealed, signed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as wits
    T.H. Wakeman Ephratah Fulton Co, New York
    Hiram Jordan Johnstown Fulton Co, New York

    Henry married Margaret Cole in Dec 1818 in Ephratah, Fulton Co., New York, USA. Margaret (daughter of Tunis Jacob Cole and Rebecca Meyer) was born on 9 May 1799 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 22 Nov 1854 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margaret Cole was born on 9 May 1799 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA (daughter of Tunis Jacob Cole and Rebecca Meyer); died on 22 Nov 1854 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    From another cemetery reading her death date calcuation indicates a
    birth date of 22Sep1798

    Notes:

    Married:
    Ephratah, formerly Palatine,Fulton Co.,NY, formerly Montgomery Co.,NY

    Children:
    1. John H. Staley was born on 23 Jun 1819 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 7 May 1895 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    2. Rebecca M. Staley was born on 2 Aug 1821 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Oct 1899 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Rockwood Rural Cemetery, Ephratah, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    3. George Henry Staley was born on 22 Dec 1823 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 20 Jun 1899 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Staley-Peters-Ercanbrack Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    4. Jacob Staley was born on 5 Jan 1826 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 09 Apr 1907 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    5. Catherine Staley was born on 24 Nov 1828 in Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 1 Aug 1895 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    6. Abraham Staley was born on 14 Jan 1831 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died after 1900.
    7. Mary Martha Staley was born on 22 Dec 1833 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 4 May 1918 in Parkersburg, Butler Co., Iowa, USA.
    8. 2. Isaac W. Staley was born on 27 Oct 1837 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 14 Aug 1909 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA.
    9. Hannah Margaret Staley was born on 9 May 1840 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Oct 1927 in Kingsbury Co., South Dakota, USA.
    10. Emuletta Staley was born on 18 Apr 1842 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; died in 1881; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

  3. 6.  Soton Sanford was born on 11 Sep 1807 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA (son of Elisaph Sanford and Rebecca Wheeler); died on 28 Dec 1858 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Soton married Esther Mitchell on 29 Mar 1832 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA. Esther (daughter of Mahlon Mitchell and Letitia Margerum) was born on 9 Nov 1810 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 13 Sep 1901 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Esther MitchellEsther Mitchell was born on 9 Nov 1810 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Mahlon Mitchell and Letitia Margerum); died on 13 Sep 1901 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    A Pioneer Gone.
    Ester Mitchell Sanford was born November 9, 1810, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaac Stalee, in Way land, N. Y., September 18, 1901. Mrs. Sanford was one of a family, of ten children born to Mahlon and Lotetia Mitchell, of whom but one sister survives her. Of this venerable woman much might be said but her life, long and faithful, beiug so well known it is unnecessary. To those more intimately conversant with her inner heart her worth was more appreciated, and her loss will be more deeply felt as they, with the entire community; will feel more and more as the drifting sands lay bare the need of her strong arm and motherly councils in the family and society. The deceased was one who has braved the storms of life for more than four score and ten years, suffered the privations of pioneer life, and reared a family of thirteen children, most of whom grew up to manhood and womanhood as an ornament of society, an honor to themselves, and a blessing to the world. About seventy years ago she was united in marriage to Soton Sanford and for several years resided in Garlinghouse. After the death of Mr. Sanford she removed to Minnesota where she resided for a number of years. Since then she has lived with her children here. Mrs. Sanford was truly one of those whose! heart and life were fully consecrated to Christ. She lived in constant victory, and died in blessed triumph. She possessed an even temper, calm, peaceful and hopeful. From the earthly home, inhabited by her for more than ninety years, she has gone to her eternal home in the "Many Mansions." The burdens of life are laid down, hers is the rest that remaineth to the people of God. she leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss including seven children, twenty-nine grand children, thirty-two greai; grandchildren. Her funeral was held at Way land, N. Y. September 16, her pastor, Rev. Janes assisted b y Rev. Dice officiating. The burial was in the family lot in the Garlinghouse Cemetery the side ot her husband who died December 28, 1858 (Naples Record, Sept 18 1901)

    Children:
    1. Gilbert L. Sanford was born on 04 Mar 1833 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died in 1915 in Friendship, Allegany Co., New York, USA; was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Friendship, Allegany Co., New York, USA.
    2. Mary Sanford was born on 22 Sep 1834 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 4 May 1900 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Martha Sanford was born on 22 Sep 1834 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 28 Mar 1865 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    4. Letitia Sanford was born on 27 Aug 1836 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 28 Aug 1912 in Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., Minnesota, USA; was buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., Minnesota, USA.
    5. 3. Rebecca E. Sanford was born on 03 Dec 1837 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 27 Sep 1911 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA.
    6. Salinda Sanford was born on 16 Mar 1839 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 29 Mar 1840 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    7. Ann Sanford was born on 16 Dec 1840 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    8. Saul Soton Sanford was born on 1 Aug 1842 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Oct 1925 in Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., Minnesota, USA; was buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., Minnesota, USA.
    9. Reed Ezekiel Sanford was born on 26 Aug 1844 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 2 Jul 1927 in Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., Minnesota, USA.
    10. Josephine Sanford was born on 4 Oct 1846 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 22 Feb 1892 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pleasant Valley West Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    11. Matilda Sanford was born on 10 Apr 1848 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 1 Jan 1853 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    12. Van Rennsselaer Sanford was born on 12 Sep 1852 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    13. Sarah Corile Sanford was born on 27 Nov 1854 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 13 Mar 1859 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Staley was born est 1754 in Canada (son of Mr. Staley); died in 1811 in Herkimer Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Est 1780; American Revolution (Loyalist) - Canada United Empire Loyalist Butler's Rangers

    Notes:

    U.E.L. List
    + Stoaly (Stoley), Jacob & John.... Soldiers Butler's Rangers
    The 1810 census living near the McDougal, Dye, and Peters familes:
    John Stailee: 33301-12010 or
    3 males(<10: poss. sons Conrad, Jacob, Philip),
    3 males(<16: poss. sons Peter, Baltus, unk),
    3 males(<26 poss. sons George, John, Henry),
    1 male(45+, John himself),
    1 female(<10: poss. dau. Gerty),
    2 females(<16: poss.daus Catherine and Charity),
    1 female(<45: poss. wife Mary).

    Birth:
    Daughter Catherine shows in the 1880 census that her father was born in Canada(or at least came from Canada)

    Died:
    Died before 1820, as his widow Mary is living with her son Henry.

    John married Maria Elizabeth House est 1783. Maria (daughter of George House, Sr. and Maria Catherine Erhardt) was born on 23 Jun 1756 in Herkimer Co., New York, USA; died on 04 Jan 1843 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Maria Elizabeth House was born on 23 Jun 1756 in Herkimer Co., New York, USA (daughter of George House, Sr. and Maria Catherine Erhardt); died on 04 Jan 1843 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:


    The story of Maria Elizabeth House is told many ways and with many different details. This story of her being captured by Indians and taken to Canada. Some sources say she was four years old to as much as eighteen and the places where it happened are either the Palatine Village 1757, Cherry Valley 1779, Geisenberg Raid 1780, and no place at all just 'early in the Revolutionary War." Leaving out the details, it is quite clear that Mary was indeed taken captive to Canada and she somehow returned to the Mohawk Valley and married John Staley. From the records and sources I currently have I can make some my own
    theory of this story, which I would imagine all the different stories do have some truths, which I will try to bring to light.

    To start with, I will use the late U.S. Senator Isaac P. Christiancy article of 1898 "Early History of Fulton County" as a bases to begin as he personally knew the family, but at a young age and may have gotten some details mixed up over the years. However, he states that he was born in 1812 and taught one term of school at the McDougal school house and left Fulton County in 1833. He states, "On the road running east from the McDougal school house, the first house east and some distance north of this road was that of Henry Staley, but soon after moved further south, just north of the road leading east from the McDougall school house. Some of his children, then very youngattended my school, but the mother of Henry Staley ought to be mentioned. She was an old lady and a widow at my first recollection when I could not have been over six years of age. I remember before I was ten years of age when she was at my father's home hearing her give the history of her life. She was of German descent and was born in the Mohawk Valley. She told how during the early part of the Revolutionary War, the Indians came down upon the settlement where she lived and...." It gets alittle graphic here as he relates the story of what the Indians did and such, but she was forced to march to
    Canada and he says she was about 13 years old, (which I would question, more like 23, could be a typo). However, he goes on to state that she says she got through to Canada unharmed and the English people there were kind to her and rescued her from the Indians. He states that she married when she was 17 or 18 to young man named Staley((again, more like 27 or 28,,,conficting records)). He continues, "I never knew her husband and I am not certian that he came to New York from Canada or died in Canada, although my impression is that he did come to New York and died there. She had a large family of children. I did not know them all but besides Henry, I knew her youngest sons Conrad and Philip and her daughters the wife of John Gage and a young lady named Catherine whose history I have forgotten." (Catherine was the wife of John Gage, not sure who else he may be thinking of.) He continues, "Some of the children I think remained in Canada and one especially by name of Peter must have remained there, because I well remember that she spent an afternoon at our house with my mother and some neighboring women just after she had returned from a visit to Canada. She said as she spoke rather broken English, that she had inquired for her son Peter whom she had not seen since he was a boy and that the gentlemen of whom she inquired went with her to introduce her to her son Peter. She said he was a very handsome man and she could not believe he was her son and she asked me if he was truly her son Peter and he said he was. She said that is impossible, you are too handsome. The poor old lady, when I left the country must have been verging on seventy years of age but she still kept up the habit of frequent walking from the home of her son Henry to that of her daughter, Mrs.John Gage, a distance of some four miles. She was still living when I left the country in 1833 and as I was informed lived some years after and must have been 80 yers of age when she died." So said U.S.Senator Christiancy of Michigan.

    Using the above article as a bases we can expand on it with the baptismal record of Mary's son Phlilp Staley and Gerty Staley(twins), which took place at the Caughnawage Reformed Church in 1806 stating parents: John Staly and Maria Elizabeth House, birth dates of children 12Jan1806. Caughnawage is now the current village of Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY. just south of Johnstown. The 1810 census the family living in the town of Johnstown, Montgomery Co., NY near the Cole, McDougal, Dye, and Elkenberk familes: John Stailee: 33301-12010 or 3 males(<10: poss. sons Peter, Conrad, Philip), 3 males(<16: poss.
    sons Henry, Aaron, Baltus), 3 males(<26 poss. sons Jacob, John, Joseph), 1 male(45+, John himself), and 1 female(<10: poss. dau. Gerty), 2 females(<16: poss.daus Catherine and Sophia), 1 female(<45: poss. wife Mary or daughter Lucinda). Missing from this is son Abraham who I believe is living with his wife and son in Johnstown: 10100-00100 or 1 male under 10, Abraham born between 1784 and 1794 and his wife the same age. The reason we know this the right John Staley in Johnstown is because Henry Staley's family is buried in the McDougal cemetery with all the same people that show up in next to John Staley in this census. Also in the Cemetery is Mary Stalee, wife of John Statee, died 04Jan1843, aged 86 years, 6 mo, 11 days.(this makes her birthdate as 24Jun1756, however just because its written in stone doesnt mean its absolutely true, I got this information from a cemetery reading transcipt of 1943 again transcibed in 2001 for the internet, so between the then(1843) and now, 86 years could be 80 or anything) However the fact remains she was at least 70 years old in 1833 as stated by the Senator "verge of seventy" but the 1830 census where she is still living her her son Henry the census shows her age as between 70 and 80 years, making her born between 1750 and 1760(matching up with the cemetery marker). However you can't beleive all census as the 1810 census showed her born after 1765, unless it was a error in recording or she wasnt there at the time of the census remains unseen. But the kicker is the 1840 census which she is still living with son Henry and he says she is between 80 and 90 years of age, again putting born between 1750 and 1760.
    "THE BLOODIED MOHAWK" a Picton Press Book. Maria Elisabeth House (Haus) was taken a prisoner of war on August 2, 1780 at Fort Plank, New York along with Mary SITTS a daughter of Balthazar and Anna (House) Sitts. She was taken to Canada by the forces commanded by Captain Joseph Brant. Mary Sitts states her elderly grandfather was killed on the march back to Canada. The exact relationship between Maria Elisabeth House and Mary Sitts is unknown for sure, but it appears Maria Elisabeth was an aunt to Mary Sitts. Clinton's Papers state that Maria Elisabeth was a daughter of George House. Intersestingly, a Quit Rent Remission Certificate for Lot 5 of the Garret Lansing Patent of Minden Township, Montgomery County, New York states that this lot of land was occupied by Baltus Sitts and Johan George House during the American Revolution. Lot Five Lansing's bordered the Geisenburgh Settlement and Church Lot. I witnesses to the carnage of the August 2nd, 1780 Fort Plank Massacre state that there were five dead children found at the Geisenburgh Settlement along with a young woman whose infant was torn from her womb. All of these Geisenburgh victims are said to reside in a common grave. Ten other victims of the massacre (nine children and an elderly woman) were said to be buried in Fort Plank proper. All of this information is from Picton Press' publication, more information on the book can be viewed at under New York State titles. Some additional info can be found in the "MARY SITTS STORY" by Courtnage. It is available on microfiche from the LDS Family History Centers, but it accuracy needs exploration; it does seem, however, to be fairly accurate. You might also see the biography of Mary Sitts in the History of Long Point Settlement of Ontario, Canada. Hope this finds you still searching for answers. Sincerely, Ken D. Johnson
    From the baptism record of her twins shows learned her maidan name was House. Daughter, Catherine, 1880 census records shows father born in Canada. Lived with her son Henry after her husband died. She would often walk four miles to see her daughter Mrs John Gage.

    Birth:
    1830 census of son Henry shows her age, born between 1760 and 1770. 1840 census of son Henry shows her age, born between 1750 and 1760. Daughter Catherine d/c states her mother,Mary, was born in Herkimer Co.,NY

    Buried:
    Cemetery inscription; "Mary, wife of John Stalee; Died Jan. 4, 1843; Aged 86 years, 6 mo., 11 days" I would have to assume that the inscription might have been 80 years instead of 86, if it is 86, then she would have been born 1756, and have been 24 at the time of the capture at Fort Plank, not 17 as was written, also her parents were not George Jr., but George Sr.?????

    Children:
    1. Lucina Staley was born in Aug 1774 in Canada; died in 1854 in Kirkville, Manlius, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kirkville Cemetery, Manlius, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    2. Johann George Staley was born on 27 Oct 1784 in Montgomery Co., New York, USA; was christened on 07 Dec 1784 in German Flats, Herkimer Co., New York, USA.
    3. Baltus Staley was born on 21 May 1786 in Montgomery Co., New York, USA; was christened on 08 Mar 1798 in Minden, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 10 Mar 1884 in Whitchurch, York Co., Ontario, Canada.
    4. John Staley was born on 26 Mar 1790 in Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 22 Nov 1871 in Clay, St.Clair Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City, St. Clair Co., Michigan, USA.
    5. 4. Henry Staley was born on 4 Jul 1792 in Minden, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; was christened on 11 Nov 1792 in St.Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 6 Sep 1874 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    6. Catherine Staley was born on 4 Sep 1795 in New York, USA; died on 6 Feb 1884 in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Academy Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    7. Charity Staley was born on 10 Jan 1798 in Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 30 Sep 1883 in Lawrence, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Prospect Lake Cemetery, Lawrence, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA.
    8. Peter Staley was born on 24 Oct 1800 in New York, USA; died on 24 Apr 1879 in Malahide, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada; was buried in Luton Cemetery, Malahide, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.
    9. Conrad Staley was born on 01 Jan 1802 in Oppenheim, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 8 Oct 1846 in Stringtown, Davis Co., Iowa, USA.
    10. Jacob Staley was born about 1804 in Montgomery Co., New York, USA.
    11. Philip Staley was born on 12 Jan 1806 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Mar 1884 in East Gwillimbury, York Co., Ontario, Canada.
    12. Gertrude Staley was born on 12 Jan 1806 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., New York, USA.

  3. 10.  Tunis Jacob Cole was born on 23 Aug 1777 in Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 21 Sep 1777 in German Reformed Church, Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA (son of Jacob Simon Cole and Eva Minkler); died on 26 May 1821 in Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Staley-Peters-Ercanbrack Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 7 Sep 1813, New York, USA; War of 1812 (US) Capt Levi Trowbridge's Co., Lt Col Henry Bloom's Detachment (NY Militia) Paid from 7Sep1813-6Dec1813

    Notes:

    Came to Fulton County from Columbia County in 1807 when he bought land from Jacob Davis and Christian Edick.

    Christened:
    Sponsor: Tones Minkle & wife Margaretha Haak


    Died:
    Cemetery makers shows death date as 1820, will shows 1821

    Tunis married Rebecca Meyer on 25 Sep 1798 in Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA. Rebecca (daughter of Johannes Conrad Meyer and Elisabetha Margaretha Muller) was born on 25 May 1771 in Manorton, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died after 1860 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Rebecca Meyer was born on 25 May 1771 in Manorton, Columbia Co., New York, USA (daughter of Johannes Conrad Meyer and Elisabetha Margaretha Muller); died after 1860 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Died:
    Living with her daughter, Eve Squires, in Johnstown, in 1860, aged 90.

    Children:
    1. 5. Margaret Cole was born on 9 May 1799 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 22 Nov 1854 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    2. Eve Cole was born on 28 Jun 1801 in Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died after 1875 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    3. Katherine Cole was born about 1803.
    4. Tunis Cole was born about 1805 in New York, USA; died before 1860.
    5. Jacob Cole was born on 26 May 1807 in Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died in 1884 in Ephratah, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Rockwood Rural Cemetery, Ephratah, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    6. Eliza Ann Cole was born on 9 Dec 1809 in Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 5 Mar 1890.
    7. John Cole was christened on 15 Mar 1812 in Reformed Church of Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 18 May 1898 in Montgomery Co., New York, USA; was buried in Ames Cemetery, Ames, Montgomery Co., New York, USA.

  5. 12.  Elisaph Sanford was born on 20 Nov 1785 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA (son of Corporal Ezekiel Sanford and Rebecca Barker); died on 3 Mar 1870 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 23 May 1812, New York, USA; War of 1812 (US) Private originally assign to Capt Thomas Dougherty Co. (Swifts Detachment) at Black Rock(23May1812-30Dec1812). In service at the Battle of Black Rock,NY (aka Buffalo) assigned to Ensign Isaac Cradit Co., Col Swift's Detachment Paid from 23May1812-31May1813

    Notes:

    Elisaph moved to Dryden,NY with his parents when he was thirteen years of age. After marriage he settled in Greenwood,NY, which was then a new country, and he had a struggle to make a living. Soon after 1832 he removed to Springwater,NY, where his father and sister resided. Records show that he served in the War of 1812.

    Elisaph married Rebecca Wheeler on 12 Dec 1804 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA. Rebecca (daughter of Corporal Seth Wheeler and Rebecca Elliott) was born on 8 Dec 1780 in Croydon, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA; died on 25 Dec 1860 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rebecca Wheeler was born on 8 Dec 1780 in Croydon, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA (daughter of Corporal Seth Wheeler and Rebecca Elliott); died on 25 Dec 1860 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Dimmis Sanford was born on 22 Sep 1805 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 5 Aug 1889 in Greenwood, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Dryden Hill Cemetery, Greenwood, Steuben Co., New York, USA.
    2. 6. Soton Sanford was born on 11 Sep 1807 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 28 Dec 1858 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    3. Lyman Sanford was born on 01 Sep 1809 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died in 1896 in Williams Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Boynton Cemetery, Stryker, Williams Co., Ohio, USA.
    4. Lucy Sanford was born on 6 Sep 1811 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 7 Sep 1846 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    5. Chloe Sanford was born on 6 May 1814 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 14 Oct 1889 in Coe, Isabella Co., Michigan, USA.
    6. Rachel Sanford was born on 1 Apr 1816 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Apr 1854 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    7. Thomas Jemison Sanford was born on 3 Jul 1818 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 27 Nov 1912 in Pomeroy, Garfield Co., Washington, USA; was buried in Nov 1912 in Pomeroy, Garfield Co., Washington, USA.
    8. Imos Hurd Sanford was born on 25 Feb 1820 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; died on 27 Apr 1905 in Alanson, Emmet Co., Michigan, USA.
    9. Elisaph Sanford, Jr. was born on 24 Feb 1823 in Greenwood, Steuben Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Mar 1909 in Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Prattsburg, Steuben Co., New York, USA.
    10. John R. Sanford was born on 8 Dec 1825 in Greenwood, Steuben Co., New York, USA; died on 21 Nov 1853 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

  7. 14.  Mahlon Mitchell was born on 19 Sep 1779 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA (son of Richard Mitchel and Esther Satterthwaite); died on 14 Nov 1862 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Cooper

    Notes:

    From Bucks County then moved about 1815 to Shamokin, Northumberland County,Pa family information states that he came about 1825 to Livingston County,NY. A Cooper by occupation.

    Mahlon married Letitia Margerum on 24 Nov 1801 in Newtown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA. Letitia (daughter of Benjamin Margerum and Elizabeth White) was born on 16 Jun 1783 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 30 Dec 1869 in New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Letitia Margerum was born on 16 Jun 1783 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Benjamin Margerum and Elizabeth White); died on 30 Dec 1869 in New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Died:
    Letitia may have died 18Mar1877. There is a note in Lillian Staley's records, stating, "Mother died March 18th 1877" this could have been written by Esther Mitchell, Letitia's daugher. I have no offical record of death for her otherwise, Sanford Genealogy states the 1869 date.
    UPDATE: It appears the 18Mar1877 refers to Mahlon Mitchell Jr's wife Elizabeth she is stated to have died 15Mar1877.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Tucker's Tavern House

    Children:
    1. Richard Mitchell was born on 6 Mar 1802 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 17 Jul 1875 in Lostcreek, Miami Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Lost Creek Cemetery, Casstown, Miami Co., Ohio, USA.
    2. Martha Mitchell was born on 30 Aug 1803.
    3. Benjamin Mitchell was born on 9 Jun 1805 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 7 Jul 1862.
    4. Mahlon Mitchell, Jr. was born on 24 Dec 1806 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 6 Feb 1889 in Sweden, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    5. Elisabeth B. Mitchell was born on 17 Dec 1808 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    6. 7. Esther Mitchell was born on 9 Nov 1810 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 13 Sep 1901 in Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    7. John Mitchell was born on 19 Oct 1812 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died in 1866 in Clayton, Crawford Co., Wisconsin, USA.
    8. Rebecca Mitchell was born on 22 Sep 1815.
    9. Daniel Mitchell was born on 20 Jul 1817 in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    10. Margerum Mitchell was born on 20 Jul 1817 in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    11. Charles Mitchell was born on 26 Jan 1819 in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 12 Jun 1873.
    12. Amos Mitchell was born on 16 Oct 1821 in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    13. Letitia Mitchell was born on 10 May 1826 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Mr. Staley

    Notes:

    Possibly George Staley(b.abt 1732 Earl,Lancaster Co.,PA), and wife
    Dorothea Ranck. Married 24Mar1754, Lancaster Co.,PA

    Children:
    1. George Jacob Staley
    2. 8. John Staley was born est 1754 in Canada; died in 1811 in Herkimer Co., New York, USA.

  2. 18.  George House, Sr. was born in 1702 in Germany (son of Johann Christian Haus); died on 2 Aug 1780 in Minden, Montgomery Co., New York, USA.

    George married Maria Catherine Erhardt about 1730. Maria (daughter of John Simon Erhardt) was born on 6 Nov 1711 in West Camp, Saugerties, Ulster Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 19.  Maria Catherine Erhardt was born on 6 Nov 1711 in West Camp, Saugerties, Ulster Co., New York, USA (daughter of John Simon Erhardt).
    Children:
    1. Maria Elizabeth House was born on 30 Oct 1734 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.
    2. George House was christened on 18 Nov 1737 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.
    3. Gertrude House was born in 1740.
    4. son House was born in 1749.
    5. Anna House was born about 1750 in Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., New York, USA; died on 22 Oct 1827 in Minden, Montgomery Co., New York, USA.
    6. 9. Maria Elizabeth House was born on 23 Jun 1756 in Herkimer Co., New York, USA; died on 04 Jan 1843 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in McDougal Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

  4. 20.  Jacob Simon Cole was born on 25 Dec 1753 in Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 20 Jan 1754 in Reformed Protesant Dutch Church, Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA (son of Simon Jacobse Cole and Mareitgen Drumm); died on 3 Nov 1834 in Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lawyersville Union Cemetery, Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Christened:
    Sponsor: Jacob Drom and Margarita Drom

    Jacob married Eva Minkler about 1776 in Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA. Eva (daughter of Antonius Minkler and Margretha Haag) was christened on 07 Jan 1759 in German Reformed Church, Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 21 May 1847 in Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lawyersville Union Cemetery, Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 21.  Eva Minkler was christened on 07 Jan 1759 in German Reformed Church, Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA (daughter of Antonius Minkler and Margretha Haag); died on 21 May 1847 in Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lawyersville Union Cemetery, Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Christened:
    Sponsor: Casper Minckeler and Eva Horter

    Children:
    1. 10. Tunis Jacob Cole was born on 23 Aug 1777 in Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 21 Sep 1777 in German Reformed Church, Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 26 May 1821 in Fulton Co., New York, USA; was buried in Staley-Peters-Ercanbrack Cemetery, Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.
    2. Simon Cole was born on 16 Jun 1779 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA.
    3. Harmanus Cole was born on 30 Nov 1781 in Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 23 Dec 1781 in Reformed Protesant Dutch Church, Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA.
    4. Jacob Cole was born on 2 Feb 1784 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA.
    5. Johannes C. Cole was born on 4 May 1786 in Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 28 May 1786 in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manorton, Columbia Co., New York, USA.
    6. David Cole was born on 26 Jan 1788 in Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 13 Jul 1788 in German Reformed Church, Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Jan 1867 in Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lawyersville Union Cemetery, Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.
    7. William Cole was born on 21 May 1791 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 8 Apr 1879 in Webster, Monroe Co., New York, USA; was buried in Webster Rural Cemetery, Webster, Monroe Co., New York, USA.
    8. Peter Cole was born on 18 Oct 1793 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 20 Apr 1889 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lawyersville Union Cemetery, Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.
    9. Eva Cole was born on 29 Dec 1797 in Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, USA; was christened on 14 Jan 1798 in Reformed Protesant Dutch Church, Linlithgo, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died on 4 Mar 1885 in Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lawyersville Union Cemetery, Lawyersville, Schoharie Co., New York, USA.

  6. 22.  Johannes Conrad Meyer

    Johannes married Elisabetha Margaretha Muller about 1748. Elisabetha (daughter of Samuel Muller and Anna Catharina Sanger) was born on 14 Jan 1731/1732 in Greene Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 23.  Elisabetha Margaretha Muller was born on 14 Jan 1731/1732 in Greene Co., New York, USA (daughter of Samuel Muller and Anna Catharina Sanger).
    Children:
    1. Jacob Meyer was born on 26 Dec 1749 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA; was christened on 21 Jan 1750 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    2. Johannes Meyer was born on 26 Dec 1751 in Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    3. Annatje Meyer was born on 18 Sep 1754 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    4. Eliesabetha Meyer was christened on 24 Oct 1756 in Reformed Church, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    5. Petrus Meyer was christened on 10 Sep 1758 in Reformed Church, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    6. Conrad Meyer was born on 27 Dec 1760 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    7. Maria Meyer was born on 23 Jan 1763 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    8. Catharina Meyer was christened on 1 Jan 1765 in Reformed Church, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    9. Joseph Meyer was born in 1767 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York, USA.
    10. Margaretha Meyer was born in 1769 in Manorton, Columbia Co., New York, USA.
    11. 11. Rebecca Meyer was born on 25 May 1771 in Manorton, Columbia Co., New York, USA; died after 1860 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USA.

  8. 24.  Corporal Ezekiel Sanford was born on 21 Dec 1745 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA (son of Ezekiel Sanford and Desire Warner); died on 9 Jan 1833 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lower Reed's Corners Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 1763, Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA; French and Indian War
    • Military Service: 1775, Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA; American Revolution 1775-Under Capt Benedict Arnold 8th Connecticut Regt - Valley Forge 1778 Battles of Germantown and Monmouth Wounded

    Notes:

    Ezekiel Sanford was a farmer by occupation and was brought up in Waterbury,CT. He later served in the French and Indian War and also in the American Revolution. His youngest son is the only child of his wife Rebecca. Ezekiel moved with his family to Windsor,NY soon after the birth of his youngest child(1785). In 1798, they moved to Dryden,NY. About 1816 or 17, Ezekiel removed to Sparta,NY with his son-in-law, John Reed and his son Elisaph. In 1818, he applied for and recieved a pension for his service as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Dates of enlistment and appointment are as follows: 1775, for eight months as a private under Capt. Benedict Arnold (Conn. Regt.); 1776, for ten months as a private under Capt. Smith and Col. Elmore (Conn. Regt.); April 1777 to 15 Jun1779 as a Corporal under Capt. David Smith and Col. Chandler (8th Conn. Reg.). All enlistments were at Watertown,CT. Ezekiel fought in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth (The battle at Monmouth Court House,NJ, in 1778, was the last major battle in the North during the Revolution and took place in the spring following the winter spent at Valley Forge,PA). He was wounded in battle by a bullet striking the ridge of his nose. In April of 1818 he applied for a pension and received the sum of $8 per month. There is a letter written by Ezekiel Sanford while at Valley Forge that was in the possession of Frank S. Sanford, 1335 F St., N.W., Washington, DC, (Oct 5, 1907) A copy of this letter is in the Sanford Genealogy, by Carlton E. Sanford, 1910.

    THE FOLLOWING LETTER WRITTEN BY HIM TO HIS WIFE (Sarah Chloe Cook Sanford) WHILE AT VALLEY FORGE IS STILL EXTANT. The original letter is held by F. S. Sanford of Washington, D. C. {THIS STATEMENT MADE IN 1914, WHEN CARLETON E. SANFORD PUBLISHED HIS BOOK, "THOMAS SANFORD, THE IMMIGRANT."}

    (This wife would be Sarah Cook Sanford, first wife and mother of nine children. He (Ezekiel Sanford) later married Rebecca Wheeler and had one son, Thomas Elisaph Sanford, father of our Lyman Sanford).
    (copied exactly as written)
    "Camp Valley Forge, 27th Apr 1778
    Dear Wife:
    A sense of my conjugal obligation and tender afection for you and the children whom God hath given us induces me to write at this time and I doubt not you have earnest desire to hear from me as you have frequently manifested. I have been very sick and nigh to Death for a long time, but God of his infinite mercy has lenthened out my life and so far restored my helth that I have returned to the Camp under circumstances of comfort and am able to attend the exercises of the _____ and am gaining strengh very fast. Hope soon to enjoy a confirmed state of helth, great and maniford have been the favors and Blessings which God of his infinite goodness has bestowed on me who am unworthy of any motive from him, may his name be suitable praised, and all his benefits Remembered by me and all concerned for me: I received your letters my :Majs" Curtis camp, am obligated to you for the care and concerne for me therein manifested.
    Rejoiced greatly to hear of your welfare, but am not without the greatest concerne and anxiety for you and the Children. I know the times are difficult and I consider the care upon you to be very great under your particular circumstance--the duty of parents to children is very important and as it is necessarily devolved upon you, I cannot forbare, nor do I think it inconsistent with my Duty to express my concerne for them and earnest desire that they may be well instructed in the ways of virtue and piety, if they are not, Sin lieth at the Dore and we must be answerable for the neglect, and I can do my duty in no other way than by recommending them to your care and the care of a kind and indulgent Providence.
    I understand the neighbors are kind and careful for you which I am very glad of, as I think it must of no small comfort to you and greatly softens your cares, be not discouraged but surmount the difficulties with all becoming Patience, and God bless your indeavors and preserve your helth __________.
    I intend to come home but now do not expect, this summer--it would be very agreeable and gratifying to me to see you once more and hope I may at the close of another campaign, but that is uncertain. We appoint and God disappoints and it becomes us to prepare for the event of his will with all due submission and that His blessing may ever attend you.
    Peace be restored to our land and our hearts prepared for the receipt of so great favors is the desire and prayer of your Loving Husband.
    EZEKIEL SANFORD"

    Ezekiel married Rebecca Barker on 01 Jan 1785 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA. Rebecca (daughter of Uzal Barker and Martha Munson) was born on 24 Apr 1742 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA; died on 02 May 1826 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; was buried in Old Pioneer Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  9. 25.  Rebecca Barker was born on 24 Apr 1742 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA (daughter of Uzal Barker and Martha Munson); died on 02 May 1826 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; was buried in Old Pioneer Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. 12. Elisaph Sanford was born on 20 Nov 1785 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA; died on 3 Mar 1870 in Ossian, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

  10. 26.  Corporal Seth Wheeler was born on 13 Jul 1756 in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Nathaniel Wheeler and Hannah Marsh); died on 23 Sep 1828 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; was buried in Old Pioneer Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 1777, Croydon, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA; American Revolution Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment of militia - 1777-1778 Ticonderoga and Saratoga

    Notes:

    This Seth Wheeler(1756-1828) is not the Capt. Seth Wheeler(1750-1822; son of Jonas), who served under Col. Ethan Allen in 1776, as a Lieutenant (As well as Col Reed's Regt in 1775 as an Ensign and as Capt. under Col. Timothy Bedel in 1778)



    With his brother Nathaniel, came to Croydon,NH in 1775 settling on the Bartlett farm. (Some suggest that his father came to Croydon the year Seth was born and died here). While serving in the Revolution he married a young lady from Boston. Seth Wheeler (1756-1828) served as private and corporal in 1777-78, in Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment of militia which marched to Ticonderoga from Croydon, NH, were he was born - (Sutton vital records show Seth born in Sutton, possibly the register of birth was made in Sutton and he was indeed born in NH). (D.A.R. Lineage Books, Vol. 70.)
    Seth was a Revolutionary War - his grave is marked with a Cayuga Chapter D. A. R. 1756 - 1828. In 1802, Seth, his wife and ten children moved to Dryden, NY. They came with three horses, a yoke of oxen, and two wagons. After 21 days on the road, they settled near Dryden Springs. Seth was Deacon of the church he help built with his son-in-law, Elisaph Sanford.

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    Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
    by John H. Selkreg, 1894; D. Mason & Co., Publisher
    WHEELER, Seth, was born in Boston in 1756, and died in 1827. When nineteen years of age he enlisted in the Revolutionary War and served all through the war. When he came home he went to New Hampshire and took up a farm and married a lady from Boston by the name of Rebecca ELLIOT. They moved to Dryden in 1804, and had a family of ten children. They came with three horses and a yoke of oxen, two covered wagons, and were twenty-one days on the road; his farm being near Dryden Springs. Their oldest child, Rebecca, married a man by the name of Elisaph SANFORD, who stood on the first church steeple in Dryden and swung a jug over his head after the church was raised, later moving to Steuben, where he died, leaving a large family. The next, Betsey, married Jared TODD in West Dryden, raised a large family, and moved to Michigan. Susan married a Mr. COURTRIGHT from Owego, moved to Ohio, died, and left three daughters. Lucy married Mr. PETIGREW, they both died in Owego, leaving one son; a daughter of this son married Frank CORNELL, of Ithaca. Seth married but left no children. Enos married a Miss BLAIR, had nine children, who are all settled not far from Dryden. Polly never married, and died at Dryden. John married Eliza BLAIR, had eight children, and died in Seneca County. Selinda married Marsden BLAIR; he died a number of years ago; she is still living at the age of ninety-five years. Anna married Anson COOK, moved to Michigan, where both died, leaving two daughters. Elliot B. WHEELER, son of Enos, who is seventy-six years old, lives two and one-half miles north of McLean. He married first Mary Jane LORMOR, of Dryden, and second Sarah CRITTENDEN, youngest daughter of Asa CRITTENDEN. Orrin married Mary BARTHOLOMEW, of Dryden; he is dead. They had one son, with whom his mother is living. Delany married Leonard GRISWOLD, of Dryden, both living. Emory married Elizabeth STEWART, they live in Dryden. Elson lost his first wife, then married Sarah BRIGHAM; live in Dryden. Edson, the twin brother of Elson, is dead. Almon married a Miss STEWART, and lives not far from Elmira with his daughter, his wife being dead. Ambros married and lives near Marathon, N.Y. Dora Ann married Daniel BARTHOLOMEW, they live in Dryden village.



    Died:
    WHEELER, Seth of Dryden (lot 80 in Semponius, Cayuga Co.) dated: 15 September 1828 - proved:18 October 1828
    wife: Tabitha
    sons: Seth, Jr., Enos and John (to get the bible)
    daus: Polly, Anne, Rebecca, Susannah, Malinda and Betsey
    Mentions: Joel and wife Lydia MUNRO, Dwight KELLOGG wit: Pauley WHITMORE, Betsey WEBB and Mary M. DAVIS ex: sons Enos and Seth WHEELER Jr.

    Seth married Rebecca Elliott about 1780. Rebecca (daughter of Reverand Ebenezer Elliott and Susannah Soden) was born on 4 Feb 1760 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 25 Feb 1821 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; was buried in Old Pioneer Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  11. 27.  Rebecca Elliott was born on 4 Feb 1760 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Reverand Ebenezer Elliott and Susannah Soden); died on 25 Feb 1821 in Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA; was buried in Old Pioneer Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. 13. Rebecca Wheeler was born on 8 Dec 1780 in Croydon, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA; died on 25 Dec 1860 in Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    2. Betsey Wheeler was born about 1781; died in in Michigan, USA.
    3. Susan Wheeler was born about 1783; died in in Ohio, USA.
    4. Lucy Wheeler was born about 1785; died in in Owego, Tioga Co., New York, USA.
    5. Seth Wheeler, Jr. was born in 1788; died on 29 Dec 1856.
    6. Enos Wheeler was born about 1790.
    7. Polly Wheeler was born about 1793.
    8. John Wheeler was born about 1795.
    9. Selinda Wheeler was born in 1799; died in 1898.
    10. Anna Wheeler was born on 17 Dec 1800 in Sullivan, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA; died on 7 Jun 1887 in Allen, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Allen Cemetery, Allen, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA.

  12. 28.  Richard Mitchel was born in ca 1750 in Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA (son of Henry Mitchell and Mary Bessonett); died in Dec 1800 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 9 Oct 1775, Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; American Revolution 1st Battalion Bucks County, Light Infantry Co., Colonel Joseph Kirkbridge, Capt Wm McIlvain'Company.

    Notes:

    1790 census - Bucks Co.,PA (there are two Richard Mitchel's in Bucks county in 1790 - our Richard is living close to several Margerum, Moon, VanHorn families. 2 males under 16, 1 over 16, and 5 females.



    Tax Records:
    1802, 2 acres, Lower Makefield, $72 (Esther Mitchel)
    1800, 2 acres, Lower Makefield, $62
    1799, 2 acres, Lower Makefield, $62
    1798, Mason, Lower Makefield, Trade $11
    1797, Mason, Lower Makefield, $11
    1796, Mason, Estate 8 acres, Lower Makefield, $105
    1793, 48 acres, Lower Makefield, Value $187
    1791, Mason, Lower Makefield - Value $45
    1788, Mason, Bristol- Value $29
    1786, Mason, 50 acres, Bristol -Value $177



    6.310. Richard Mitchel, Lower Makefield Twp., Mason. July 7, 1800. Proved December 22, 1800. Wife Esther and William Aspy, of Lower Makefield, exrs. Ch. John, Elizabeth Carlile, Mahlon, Mary Mitchel, Sarah Mitchel, Esther Mitchel and Daniel Mitchel. Wits: Joseph Vanhorn, David Vanhorn, Alexander Derbyshire.

    Richard married Esther Satterthwaite about 1770. Esther was born in ca 1751 in Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died after 1828. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  13. 29.  Esther Satterthwaite was born in ca 1751 in Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died after 1828.

    Notes:

    The Esther Satterthwaite d/o William and Pleasant married James Worstal and not our Richard Mitchell. (see Wm Satterthwaite probate record of 1786).

    A marriage record of Hester Larzelere and Richard Mitchell in Penn 26Jun1771 (Newtown,PA) - I believe this is the other Richard Mitchell in Bucks Co.,PA (see 1790 census there are two Richard Mitchel's).

    I don't find where our Esther ever goes by Hester so this is helpful in distinguishing between them.



    7.252. Joseph Watson, Lower Makefield.
    December 3, 1805.
    Wife Deborah.
    Sons David and Mark Watson exrs.
    Ch. David, Mark, Levi, William, Rachel and Rebecca.
    Wits: Esther Mitchell, Moses Moon.

    Children:
    1. John Mitchell was born about 1775 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    2. Elizabeth Mitchell was born about 1777 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    3. 14. Mahlon Mitchell was born on 19 Sep 1779 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 14 Nov 1862 in Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    4. Sarah Mitchell was born about 1784 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    5. Mary Mitchell was born about 1788 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    6. Esther Mitchell was born about 1789 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    7. Daniel Mitchell was born about 1790 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

  14. 30.  Benjamin Margerum was born about 1745 (son of Richard Margerum and Mary Lucas); died after 1804.

    Notes:

    Lived in Lower Makefield,PA. On 07Jun1769 the committee, "reported
    that Benjamin Margerum hath gone out in marriage with a woman not of
    our society, [disowned]"

    Benjamin married Elizabeth White on 01 Feb 1769 in New Jersey, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of John White) was born about 1748. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  15. 31.  Elizabeth White was born about 1748 (daughter of John White).

    Notes:

    HVR1 Haplogroup J*

    HVR1 differences from CRS
    16069T
    16126C
    16319A

    HVR2 differences from CRS
    073G
    185A
    228A
    263G
    295T
    309.1C
    309.2C
    315.1C
    462T
    489C
    524.1C
    524.2A

    Children:
    1. Israel Margerum was born on 22 Apr 1771 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 26 Feb 1843.
    2. Martha Margerum was born in 1772 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died about 1835.
    3. Elizabeth Margerum was born about 1773 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 23 Apr 1814 in Harrison Co., Ohio, USA.
    4. Rebecca Margerum was born on 24 Apr 1774 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 27 Jul 1840 in Newtown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Presbyterian Churchyard, Newtown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    5. Jane Margerum was born about 1778; died before 1828.
    6. Abner Margerum was born on 11 Jan 1780 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 22 Jul 1845 in Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    7. Benjamin Margerum, Jr. was born about 1782.
    8. 15. Letitia Margerum was born on 16 Jun 1783 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 30 Dec 1869 in New York, USA; was buried in Garlinghouse Cemetery, Naples, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    9. Isabel Margerum was born about 1784.
    10. Samuel Margerum was born about 1786.
    11. Mary Margerum was born on 01 Jan 1788 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 25 Aug 1868 in Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Bailey Cemetery, Stanfordville, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    12. Richard Margerum was born on 01 Jan 1788 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.