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6301 Went to Beaver Dams Wisconsin.
1850 Farmer in Trenton, Wisconsin 
Nicholson, Henry (I1747)
6302 Went to Indianna. Nicholson, Zenas (I1748)
6303 Went to Michigan. Hamsher, Catherine (I13270)
6304 Went west to Minnesota about 1869 or 1870.  Ferrin, Francis (I7603)
6305 Wesley also had an "unnamed" grandson, b.Oct1879, living with him, his
wife and daughter, Frances.(The grandson may have been a son of
Nicholson, Wesley (I1743)
6306 Wesson Allen, of Hornell and Miss Sarah Hartman, of Dansville,NY. 29Oct 1882, by H.F.Howard
(Hornellsville Times Hornell, New York 3 November 1882, p3) 
Family F1523
6307 WEST ALMOND - Chester A. Gosper, 76, of 2457 Turnpike Road, passed
away peacefully Monday (Dec. 13, 2004) at home.
Born in West Almond, Jan. 24, 1928, the son of Chester and Reva
Stewart Gosper, he had resided in West Almond all his life. Chet had
been in the U.S. Army during World War II, briefly worked for the Erie
Railroad, and had been a dairy farmer from 1949-58, Chet had retired
from the Town of West Almond as Highway Superintendent after serving
from 1958-1990.
On Feb. 10, 1948, he married the love of his life, Eleanor Davison,
who survives. Chet was a warm, caring, full of life, humorous and
honest man, whom many admired and looked up to.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Mary Oberg, in
He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Eleanor Gosper; three
daughters, Cheryl (Alf) Allen of Angelica, Janet Gordon of Angelica,
Reva Lentola of West Almond; one son, Chester (Wanda) Gosper III of
Almond; one sister, Roberta (Warren) Pomeroy of Rushford; one
stepbrother, Don (Shirley) Coombes of Almond; nine grandchildren,
Chester, Chetreva, Crystal, Casey, Buddy, Darin, Harley, Josie,
Myriah; six great-grandchildren, Devin, Zach, Christy Rae, Hannah,
Haylea, Riley; many special nieces and nephews, sisters and
brothers-in-law and many close friends.
To send a remembrance, please visit
The family will be present 7-9 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 16) and Friday
(Dec. 17) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 101
West Ave., Angelica, where funeral services will be held Saturday
(Dec. 18) at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: Angelica Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 154, Angelica, NY 14709, or the West Almond Community
Building, c/o Leonard Watson, RD 1 Baker Valley Road, Belmont, NY
'Mr. West Almond' remembered - Chester Gosper left a legacy of
WEST ALMOND - Former town highway supervisor Leonard Watson said there
was one way to describe Chester "Chet" Gosper, the recently-deceased
former highway superintendent - Mr. West Almond.
That distinction was one of many glowing ways West Almond residents
described Gosper, who served as highway superintendent from 1958-90.
Gosper, who was born on Tuttle Road Jan. 24, 1928, died Monday at his
Turnpike Road home, leaving behind many accomplishments. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at the Erie Railroad and
a dairy farm from 1949-58, before beginning a long career as town
highway superintendent.
Those who knew him say honesty and humor were his greatest traits.
Gosper's wife of nearly 57 years, Eleanor Gosper, said West Almond was
"Chet's town."
"He was the most honest, truthful person in town," Gosper said
Wednesday. "He was just a remarkable person. He never wanted to rile
people up. Just simply a great husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. He was very loving of everyone."
The Gospers were married Feb. 10, 1948 in town hall and would go on to
have four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Leonard Watson, a former town board member, began a renovation project
this summer in Gosper's name on the 151-year-old former Methodist
Church and grange on County Route 2 with the help of a large donation
by resident Bruce Hitchcock. His decision came after Gosper had been
diagnosed with diabetes and had both of his legs amputated. Watson
said working with Gosper in the past had been a pleasure.
"Chet would spend many hours sitting in on town board meetings,"
Watson said. "He was so nervous about how people felt and thinking of
ways he could better help the residents. He knew what everyone was
thinking, and was so concerned about the taxpayers. Also, he never
bought or did anything without the board's approval. He was
conservative in his proposals and didn't waste anything ... He was Mr.
West Almond."
Eleanor Gosper said her husband always asked to be taken on his
wheelchair to see the community center with his name on it, and said
he was thrilled with Watson's idea to go through with the renovation
in his honor. She said her late husband took the town highway
superintendent job in 1958 when the old superintendent became ill.
"He wanted to take the challenge," Gosper said. "At the time, the town
wasn't in that great of shape but he helped change it around. He
really enjoyed his work. Years ago, during a large blizzard, he helped
open a road to Angelica, which he was very proud of. He enjoyed
plowing snow and other duties of his job. He took the current highway
superintendent (Mike Sherman) under his wing when he worked there and
helped him."
Gosper's grandson, Chester Gosper IV, said his memories of his
grandfather were and always will be warm and caring.
"He was so honest and humorous," said Gosper, a director at Brown &
Powers Funeral Home in Hornell, Canisteo and Angelica. "Everyone just
loved him. He always had a lot to tell me in his later years and I
liked to listen. Even when he lost his legs, he never blamed it on
anyone, which is amazing because he was always a person who did
everything for other people. He never once lost his sense of humor or
Don Hoffman, the town supervisor, said Gosper suggested he get
involved with the town board back in 1985, before becoming supervisor
in 1989.
"He'd been a fixture in West Almond," Hoffman said. "He was a great
guy and was here as long as I can remember. He was well-liked and
respected by many people."
In addition to being town highway superintendent, Gosper's wife said
he was an active member of the Allegany Highway Superintendents
Association and lifelong member of the Almond Rod and Gun Club. He was
also an avid hunter and enjoyed barbecues and holidays, especially
Christmas, said Eleanor Gosper. She said Gosper had attended
Alfred-Almond School until he reached the ninth grade, and said the
two had met when she grew up on nearby Jersey Hill Road and they would
go sliding down snow hills on sleds as teenagers. 
Gosper, Chester A. Jr. (I25887)
6308 West Palm Beach, Fla. -
Our devoted, loving mother went peacefully to the Lord Thursday (May 21, 2009). She was born Oct. 20, 1926, to George and Agnes Willey. She graduated from Arkport High School and attended Alfred University. She became the first telephone operator in Hornell.
She married Joseph Rohan (deceased) May 31, 1947. They have 12 living children, Mary Kathleen Easton Rohan of Penn Yan, Lizabeth Ponce of Lake Worth, Fla., John (Mary) Rohan of Montz, La., Mary (Joseph) Lindstrom of West Palm Beach, Fla., Theresa (Joseph) Szymkiewicz of West Palm Beach, Fla., William (Myrna) Rohan of Barrow, Alaska, Jeanne (Eric) Wasser of Lake Worth, Fla., Patricia (Richard) Rockwell of Blossvale, Robert Rohan of Mount Morris, Barbara (Christopher) Williams of Apex, N.C., Susan Schwab of Hollywood, Fla. and Michael (Cynthia) Rohan of Big Flats. Also surviving are three siblings, George Willey of Wayland, William (Diane) Willey of Cohocton and Claire Mae Parnell of Rochester; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by a son, Robert William.
She owned and operated Rohan's Delicatessen in Horseheads. She later retired and moved to West Palm Beach where she enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, fishing and golf.
A private family service will take place Sunday on the Esperenza Rose on Keuka Lake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County.

Willey, Jean Elizabeth (I25806)
6309 WEST SENECA - Lois J. (Burdett) Giglio of West Seneca died Monday (Oct. 28, 2013). She was the beloved wife of John A. Jr.; mother of Linda (Kenneth) Borschel, Ronald, Marcia (Raul) Martinez, Gary (Eileen), Kevin (Cheryl), Cynthia (Richard) Godus and Rhonda Berry. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 23-great-grandchildren. The family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hoy Funeral Home Inc., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at St. John's Lutheran Church, Union Road, and Clinton Street, West Seneca Saturday at 11 a.m. Lois was a member of the St. John's Church Choir. Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Oct. 30, 2013
Burdett, Lois Jean (I4541)
6310 WEST SPARTA - Cordelia E.  Kysor, Cordelia (I8652)
6311 WEST SPARTA - Edwin D. Shaver, 81, of Kysorville-Byersville Road in West Sparta died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville where he had been taken after being stricken at home.
He was born May 6, 1919 in Wayland, N.Y., the son of the late Martin and Ruth (Jacobs) Shaver. He was married Sept. 16, 1944 in Genesee, Pa. to Miriam 'Betty' Shaver who he had been married to for 55 years.

Edwin had been employed as a heavy equipment operator and instructor for the NYS DOT in Geneseo for 18 years, retiring in 1979. He continued working under the Green Thumb Program doing maintenance work at the rest areas on Interstate 390. He owned and operated his own farm in W. Sparta for many years, along with working as a truck driver and school bus driver for Dansville Central School several years ago.

Besides his wife Betty, he is survived by a daughter, Sue (Gilbert) Link of W. Sparta; two granddaughters, Robin and Holly Link of W. Sparta; two brothers, Albert (Bernie) Shaver of Fillmore and Donald (Rita) Shaver of Birdsall; four sisters, June Dorr and Onalee Henchen, both of Dansville, Renee (Wilfred) Trewer of Avon and Ruth (Gerald) Stone of Honeoye; two aunts, Dorena Schubmehl of Wayland, Rita and Lillian Wallace, both of Virginia; 31 foster children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends called Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home, Inc., 73 Main Street in Dansville where funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie Stevens officiating. Burial was be in Oaklawn Cemetery, W. Sparta.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Dansville Ambulance Corp. or the West Sparta Fire Dept. (GCE, August 10, 2000, p4)

Shaver, Edwin D. (I38740)
6312 WEST SPARTA - Mildred H. Pike, 86, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

Millie was born Dec. 7, 1920 in West Sparta to Elmer and Mabel (Frost) Hartman. She lived on the Hartman family farm until she married Louis Pike. When Millie was a child in 4-H she showed cattle at the fair. In her teens, she worked at Grants Store and also at the hospital in the laundry. After marrying her husband Louis, they continued to live in West Sparta raising their family. Millie and Louis helped to raise foster children for 25 years, some of whom lived 17 years with their family. In 1983, she was predeceased by her husband, Louis Pike. Millie was also a writer for the Genesee Country Express newspaper for over 30 years where she enjoyed covering all the local happenings in West Sparta. She was also predeceased by a brother, Howard Hartman, and a grandson, Sean Cristo.

Millie was a very active member of the West Sparta Methodist Church and at one time she was president of 10 committees. She was also a member of the Eastern Star for over 30 years and had been a member of the Pomona Grange her whole life. Millie enjoyed helping friends and relatives by taking them to doctor's appointments and grocery shopping. She checked on  
Hartman, Mildred (I2936)
6313 WEST SPARTA — Miriam “Betty” Shaver, 91, passed away peacefully at home early Saturday morning, Oct. 29, 2011, after a short illness.

She was born in Nunda on Oct. 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Oscar and Florine (Hahn) Pike. On Sept. 16, 1944, she was married to Edwin Shaver, who predeceased her on Aug. 4, 2000. She was also predeceased by a son-in-law, Gil Link, and siblings Norma Rank, Nelson, Louis and Robert Pike.

Betty was a former member of the Stony Brook Rebecca’s and the West Sparta Grange. Betty and Edwin raised many foster children in their home for many years. She was an employee of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, a hairdresser and house cleaner for friends and neighbors in the West Sparta community. She attended the West Sparta United Methodist Church in earlier years.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Link of West Sparta; granddaughters, Holly and Robin Link; a great-grandson Ryan Edward Gilbert Link; a foster son, William (Barb) Babcock of West Sparta; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the West Sparta United Methodist Church with the Pastor Beth Malone officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at At Betty’s request there will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the West Sparta United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 671, Dansville, NY 14437.

Pike, Miriam (I38732)
6314 WEST SPARTA, N.Y. — Ora Mae Pike, 85, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2011) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in Dansville on June 8, 1926, a daughter of the late Ora Roberta and Mae (Powell) Chasey. On Dec. 20, 1942, she was married to Nelson O. Pike who predeceased her on Aug. 29, 1999. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Parker, Harriett Murphy and Anita Gormel; and daughters-in-law, Judy, Marilyn and Gail Pike; and her dear friend and sister-in-law, Mildred Hartman Pike.
Ora Mae was a member of the West Sparta United Methodist Church and a former member of the Deborah Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She was formerly employed at Dansville Memorial Hospital, Kelly Brothers Nursery, Star Market and as an Avon Sales Representative. She was well known in the West Sparta area for her butter deliveries, cole slaw, scalloped potatoes and baked beans. Her greatest skill was her “green thumb.” She owned and operated Pike’s Greenhouse in West Sparta for over 30 years and was a floral designer for the former Park Avenue Florist and Nancy Pappas Florist. Ora Mae and Nelson with their families summer vacationed at Black Lake together for nearly 50 years.
She is survived by her sons, David (Ruth Ann) Pike and Randy (Gloria) Pike, both of West Sparta, Gary Pike of Georgia, and Lynn (Jacquelyn) Pike of Henrietta; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. A funeral service will be held at the West Sparta United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will be on Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Online remembrances may be left at
Contributions may be made to the West Sparta United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 671, Dansville, N.Y. 14437.

Chasey, Ora Mae (I38712)
6315 West Sparta- Austin E. "Mush" Hartmann passed away unexpectedly in his life-long West Sparta home on October 13, 2011, at age 89.

He was born in West Sparta on January 30, 1922, a son of the late Floyd and Gladys (Martin) Hartman. He was also predeceased by his brothers Leon and Edwin.

Mush graduated from Dansville High School in 1939 where he was Senior Class President. He was a contractor with Soil Conservation for 44 years, retiring at age 72. Mush was a long-time member of the Dansville Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder, Trustee & Choir member. He spent many years in scouting as Scout Master & Cub Master of Troop 40. He was a 21 year member of the West Sparta Town Board and was active on the Dansville hospital and school boards. He belonged to the Phoenix Lodge # 115 of the F&AM, and served in the National Guard and recently received membership to the Sons of the American Revolution. Mush's interests included family, music, hunting and history, specifically the Civil War.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elsie, children Peter (Alice) Hartmann (Ohio), Wendy (Eric) Melenbacker (Fairport), Roxanne (David) Matthews (Vermont), Marsha (Edward) Freeman (Penfield), Laurie (Timothy) Perry (Dansville), Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Witherell (Tennessee), 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Dansville Presbyterian Church where services will follow at 3:00pm. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at Ref. Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Dansville Presbyterian Church, 3 School St., Dansville, NY 14437.  
Hartmann, Austin Erwin (I8640)
6316 West was a farmer for many years at Manhattan,Kansas and may have died there. He has a grandson, Fred Fogelsong living at Lead South Dakota and a granddaughter, Margaret Cardinal living in Billings,Montana and a grandon, George Fogelsong, living in Pomona,California. Sanford, West (I38426)
6317 Western Christian Journal
Friday, Nov. 2, 1849. Columbus, Ohio, Page 3
Died, in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, Oct, 7th, 1849, David M. Amadon, in the 30th year of his age. He was a subject of divine grace six years ago, and exemplified his interest in the Savior by a godly life. He was a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church until his death, which was peaceful and happy.

U.S. Census (Mortality Schedule) 1850
D.M. Amaden, Male, 29 years, Married, Born: 1821 Vermont, Died: Oct. 1849, Occupation: Clerk, Cause of death: Consumption, 2 years. 
Amadon, David M. (I42904)
6318 WESTPORT -- Dorothy E. (Besse) Kuliga Zawalski, 77, of Westport, died
Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Sippican Healthcare Center after a long
She was the wife of the late Mitchell Kuliga and the late Ignace
"Iggy" Zawalski, and the daughter of the late Benjamin H. Besse and
Mary E. (McCormick) Besse.
Mrs. Zawalski was born in New Bedford and lived there for most of her
life before moving to Westport in 1992.
She was a communicant of Holy Name Church.
Mrs. Zawalski was formerly employed as a cloth inspector at
Berkshire-Hathaway and by Arlan's Department Store in New Bedford as a
sales clerk for many years.
She worked as a teacher aide at the Clark Street School for many
years until her retirement, and then was employed at Wonder Bowl.
Survivors include three sons, Mitchell J. Kuliga of Assonet, Robert
H. Kuliga of New Bedford and Paul F. Kuliga of Gorham, N.H.; a
daughter, Dorothy M. Baptista of Westport; a sister, Irene Normandin
of Kinston, N.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Louise Ann Southerland-Dupuis and
grandmother of the late Daniel and Susan Kuliga.
Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Church.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.,
New Bedford.
KULIGA-ZAWALSKI -- of Westport, Dec. 27, 1998, Dorothy E. (Besse)
Kuliga Zawalski, 77, wife of the late Mitchell Kuliga and the late
Ignace "Iggy" Zawalski, mother of Mitchell J. Kuliga, Robert H.
Kuliga, Paul F. Kuliga and Dorothy M. Baptista, sister of Irene
Normandin. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park
St., New Bedford. Wednesday at 9. Funeral Mass at Holy Name Church at
10. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours,
Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. 
Besse, Dorothy E. (I13785)
6319 WETMORE, Elam B. - Private, Co. K & B, 85th NY Infantry. Son of Dix Wetmore, 107th NY. He was 19 when he enlisted 26 Aug `61. He enlisted in Co K but soon transferred to Co B. He was captured at Fair Oaks, VA and was paroled after 100 days. Captured again 20 April `64 at Plymouth, NC. He was shot on Oct 6, 1864, near Florence while trying to escape from the train transporting them to Florence. He and Private Ira Deyo, also of the 85th NY had vowed to escape together. Deyo made it away, but Wetmore was spotted and shot. Later, Deyo was recaptured. Eleven years later, Deyo returned to Florence to attempt to find his friend's body. He located a black woman who surprisingly remembered exactly where the body had been buried in an unmarked grave next to the railroad. Deyo had him reinterred in the National Cemetery on 12 March 1875. Grave # 2965. Deyo, Corporal Ira Nelson (I19869)
6320 Whaling Captain’s House
On the left at the corner of Budd Avenue and Cherry Street is a circa 1780 house. Over the years many additions have been made to what was once a 2 room house with an attic. During recent(2012) alterations a sea captain’s diary was found which describes his Arctic whaling operations in 1845. Captain Samuel C. Leek was master of the whaling vessel “Tuscarora” and is buried in Chester Cemetery. 
Leek, Captain Samuel C. (I40557)
6321 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. 
Wheeler, Corporal Seth (I442)
6322 WHEELER-SIMMONS. On 10 Oct 1877 at the home of the bride's son Byron
Simmons by Rev. John F. Gates, Calvin Wheeler of Salem, Washtenow Co.,
Michigan and Mrs. Hannah Reed Simmons of East 
Family F1719
6323 When a young man John came to America crossing the ocean in several weeks. Records first find John Ewart in the American Revolution as a Second Lieutenant in the Company(Seventh) commanded by Capt John Simpson, as part of the 1st Battalion commanded by Col. Hunter of the Northumberland County Militia. This Company was organized 25Mar1776. He is also listed as a ranger in the Northumberland County Militia during the American Revolution in 1778 and after.

Other Records include:

1778-80 John Ewart, Mahoning Twp, Northumberland Co.,PA - State Tax, 337.0.0.

19Apr1780, John Ewart granted Letters on Estate of Daniel Dasson in Northumberland Co.,PA, witnessed by Arthur Clark and George Caldwell.

20Nov1781, John Ewart is a witness to the Administration on the Estate of William Dougan granted by John Clark and also witnessed by David Mead.

09Sep1782 John Ewart of Northumberland Co.,PA is a witness to the Administration on the Estate of Stopel Furrow grated to Michael Rope, also witnessed by Benjamin Allison.

01Jul1784 John Ewart of Northumberland Co.PA - Warrentees of Deeds, 400acres

20Oct1786, John Ewart of Northumberland County,Pa is granted Letters of Administration on the estate of Andrew Camble: Securties James McLees and Philip Upp.

In 1794 (Livingston County History) he apparently came with his son-in-law to Geneseo (then Ontario County, New York) making the journey in wagons. At this time Geneseo was a wilderness with only a few white settlers. He selected a tract of land near the village known as Lakeville, and assisted in organizing the First Presbyterian church in the town of Geneseo, of which he was appointed one of the Elders. He resided near Lakeville but a few years, then sold his land and bought for four dollars a tract of 100 acres in the southern part of the town. A hewed log house and a few acres of cleared land constituted his available estate. Here he resided till his death in about 1812. A few years before his death, John's younger brother, George, and his family came to Groveland.

1790 census-Northumberland Co.,PA-"John Duart" - 2 males>16, 0 males <16, 3 females. next to Widow Clemons, Hugh Lemond, Peter Smith, and near all the (Haynes)Haines's(Joseph, Jonathan, John, James, and David)

1800 census-Geneseo,Ontario Co.,NY-"John Ewert" - 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female<10, 1 female 16-25. (NOTE: the numbers appear to be off by one column - if so it should be - 1 male 26-44(Samuel), 1 male 45+(John), 1 female 26-44(?) --- this leaves open that Mary may not have come to Geneseo and is buried in PA and the female 26-44 is a daughter of John or second wife) next to Benjamin Squires, Thomas Austin, John Hutchin (only 48 heads of household in the town of Geneseo in 1800)

1810 census-Geneseo,Ontario Co.,NY-"Jno Evarts" (written over "Jno Ewarts") - one male 26-45(Samuel), 1 male 45+(John), 1 female 45+(Mary or second wife?) to Benjamin Squires, Nathan Wheeler, Josiah Wheeler, David Warner.

The Ewart family, although from Armagh County, Ireland, where of Scottish ancestry.

The Ewart's grave is located in Temple Hill Cemetery, next to the main road(Rte 20), a large white marble marker has the insrciption of his son Samuel, and next to this are two illegable markers, believed to be that of John and his wife. His son Samuel and his family has another monument in the center of the cemetery - most likely were Samuel is actually buried (or moved from his orginal location). 
Ewart, Second Lieutenant John (I549)
6324 When about a year old his parents moved to Seneca County; lived there about 5 years, and moved to Tyrone,Schuyler Co.,NY. Joel being the oldest of the family, and in very moderate circumstance, it become his lot to be deprived of many of the advantages of aquiring an education which many even in those days of poor schools enjoyed. At the age of nineteen he commenced his time from his father for $75 and working on a farm (in Enfield,NY) by the month, when he was 24 years old he had not only paid his father, but saved enough to purchase 90 acres of land in Howard,NY, In 1878 he was an owner of 288 acres of excellant land. Joel was a staunch Republican and during the Civil War ever by word and action maintained our nations cause, he gave his sons to his country. His sons Horace and Abram, both died in the Civil War (Horace Russell was in the 109th NY Regt. and died in Beltsville,MD 27 Oct 1862; Abram B. Russell was in the 141st NY Regt. and died in Indianaplois,IN 18 Jun 1865). At the time of his death, Joel mentions sons; Lewis P. of Howard,NY, Harrison of Fremont,NY and Joel W. of Bath,NY. The value of his estate was $4,180.52, including 107 acres of farm land in Howard,NY.

  • A farmer from Howard was driving down Main Street[Hornell] yesterday afternoon behind a pair of spirited horses, when the animals took fright near the furniture factory and started on a brisk run. It was impossible to hold them and they ran across the bridge at high speed. In turning after crossing the bridge they upset the wagon and threw the man out. His head struck
    on a stone cutting a bad gash in his forehead. The team came to a stand still near the harness shop. Dr. Parkhill dressed the man's wound and he was soon able to proceed on his way home with a borrowed wagon, his own having been wrecked. The farmer's name was Joel Russell, somewhat advanced in years. He is not considered seriously injured."
    (Hornell Tribune, August 1884)

  • Joel Russell has rented his farm for the coming year to his son Harrison.
    (Hornell Tribune, November 1884) 
  • Russel, Joel (I135)
    6325 When eighteen he entered the Union army, and served about a year. When he went from home he weighed one hundred and sixty pounds, and on his discharge weighed, with soldier overcoat, just half as much. His home is now in LaCrosse.

    Enlisted as a Private on 17 March 1864 at the age of 18
    Enlisted in Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 17 March 1864. Received a disability discharge Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 16 December 1864 "Distingushed Service"

    Frank D. was in VA hosp. at Johnson City or Memphis. (That isnt'clear from his papers)(Mountain Branch, National Home for Disabl Volunteer Soldiers) when he died.

    He and Molly did divorce (I reread his military papers). She remarried a man named Goff. After Molly died, Frank then married Hattie F. Fitch. Her 1st husband was Clarence Jones. They were divorced.

    When Frank died his next of kin was listed as Mrs. Lela Cook (daughter) He died Sept 10, 1907. However, Hattie applied for his military pension on Spt. 20, 1915 
    Burdett, Francis D. (I17668)
    6326 When he was young he had red hair,,,when he was old, grandma Burdett says he looked like Santa Claus, short, heavy set, long white beard, round red faced. He was said to have been quite a drinker, but was good to the boys and was well liked. Allen, Andrew Clark (I109)
    6327 When Helen Elizabeth Brown's mother, Maria Crouse, died she was six years of
    age and was given to a Mrs. Snell who lived in Fayettville to raise. Mrs.
    Snell was a niece of Maria Crouses. Mrs. Snell did not accept Helen so
    Helen returned to her fathers home.
    Later in life, after her sister Sarah's death, Helen married her
    brother-in-law, John C. Hall. They had no children. (Pat Carey, Sept2007)
    Brown, Helen Elizabeth (I24966)
    6328 When Orville was 10 years old he was working the "Green House" in
    Tousey, Orville Heckman (I11277)
    6329 When Sarah's mother (Maria Crouse) died she was sent to live with her Uncle,
    James Crouse, but was too dramatic to enjoy their home. She returned to
    live with her father. After he remarried Sarah went to live with her
    Mother's sister, Mrs. Simon Donesbask (spelling ???) near Cicero, N. Y.
    (now known as Clay, NY.) This is where she met her husband, John C. Hall.
    Sarah was about nine when she was sent away. (Pat Carey, Sept2007) 
    Brown, Sarah (I24976)
    6330 When the first Verveelen, young Daniel born in Amsterdam in 1635,
    arrived in New Netherland in 1652, he came with Gideon and Agnietje
    Moens (Moriaens) Schaets. And, he subsequently married their daughter,
    Alida (Aletta). Gideon Schaets was a minister (Dominie) in the Dutch
    Reformed Church, as had been his father. He had also been a
    schoolmaster and tutor at The Hague and at Brielle in the Netherlands.
    Agnietje was a governess whose family had previously been in the
    service of the Dukes of Burgundy for generations and were high
    government officials at The Hague.
    The Schaets name is derived from the Norse word "skeatse"
    meaning warior or sharp-shooter. The Schaets and Moens families, both
    of Viking descent and long allied, settled prior to 1400 in the
    Netherlands city of Tongeren, on the Meuse River, now part of Belgium.
    It was an area of Germanic tribes that early on resisted the incursion
    of the Romans.
    Daniel, son of Johannes and Anna Verveelen, and then still a boy of
    seventeen years, arrived in New Netherland in 1652, traveling in the
    care of Dominie (The Reverend) Gideon and Agnietje Schaets. The
    Dominie had received a call to become the second pastor of the Dutch
    Reformed Church at Albany, known at the time as Beverwyck.
    Daniel at first became a trader in New Amsterdam and Beverwyck.
    About 1661, he married Aletta Schaets, daughter of the Dominie and
    Agnietje Schaets, settled in New Amsterdam, and joined his father in
    the Red Lion Brewery. He later also succeeded his father as
    ferrymaster in Harlem. He and Aletta moved about, living as well for a
    while in New Utrecht in what is now Brooklyn, New York, and finally
    across the Hudson River to Hackensack, New Jersey. Over the years,
    they raised seven children. Although the surnames changed with time
    (e.g., Ver Valen, Van Valen, and Van Valer), their descendants are now
    widely scattered across the nation from New York to Hawaii.
    The Dominie's grandmother was Janne Schagen, a descendant of the
    minor noble house of Schagen in North Holland. The first Lord Van
    Schagen (died 1473) is believed to have been the brother of William
    VI, Count of Holland, and the illegitimate son of Duke Albrecht of
    Bavaria, who presented the Schagen family with a coat of arms. 
    Verveelen, Daniel (I21326)
    6331 While a student at the Academy there. Scott, Heman W. (I35498)
    6332 While in the act of raising the 1st Presbyterian Church in Phelps Dickinson, Cotton (I35311)
    6333 Widely known as a prankster. Clarke, James Fred (I20555)
    6334 Widow of Policeman Dies at 83
    Mrs. Harry Welch died in Dansville Memorial Hospital Sunday (Jan. 7, 1960). She was 83. [Feb. 7, 1960]. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. John Kunold of Dansville; two brothers, William Folts of Wayland and Lewis Folts of Dansville. The former Jennie Folts, she was the widow of Harry K. Welch, well known police officer here for more than 40 years who died in 1957. She was a member of St. Peter’s Memorial Episcopal Church and Women of the Moose.
    A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. Dalton Scott will officiate and burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
    (Dansville Breeze, Dansville, Livingston County, New York, Tuesday, February 9, 1960) 
    Folts, Jennie (I46441)
    6335 Widowed in 1850 living in Madison, Montour Co., PA. With Mary (60), Eliza (45), Mary (25), Joseph (20). Lowry, Jane (I44599)
    6336 Widowed in 1910, living with his sister Ida and her husband Herbert in Rochester,NY. Working for the Railroad in the Painting Dept. as a foreman. Miller, Frank Larow (I30359)
    6337 Wife of Isaiah Goff, of Bristol,NY 1880/1900 Davis, Celista (I24245)
    6338 Wife of James I. Majors
    Children listed in censuses: Minnie, Nannie, John, James, Pratte, Hugh, Clara

    Mrs. James I. Majors died at the home of her son, Hugh Majors, at Paxton. "Mrs. Majors was always deeply interested in the affairs of Shelby county, and knew a great deal about the early history of this section..."


    Obituary, The Champion, January 28, 1925, reprinted in Mildred Cariker Pinkston, Obituaries of Early Pioneers, Shelby County, Texas, Center: Center Printing Co, 1985, II:17

    1880, 1900, 1910 censuses, Shelby Co, TX 
    Dean, Harriett Roberta (I36040)
    6339 wife of Samuel Ewart,,don't know if that's Samuel Sr. or if there is a
    Samuel Jr. 
    Magee, Elizabeth (I3640)
    6340 Wiley Everest Haynes, born November 30, 1930, in Little Rock,
    Arkansas. He move with his parents in 1933, to Hale, Missouri, when
    his father joined Wiley's Grandfather in a trucking business. In
    1941, the family moved to Taft, California, where Wiley graduated from
    High School, in 1948, and shortly thereafter joined the Marines.
    Wiley was sent to Korea, and participated in the "Police Action,"
    where he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received during the
    conflict. According to a story related to Russell N. Haynes, Wiley's
    cousin, by his father William Everest Haynes, only a few days after
    the end of hostilities in 1953, Wiley was riding on the front fender
    of a military truck. The truck hit and exploded a land mine that was
    buried in the road. Wiley was blown into a rice paddy, and was nearly
    left behind, except that someone sighted his mangled body, half
    submurged in the paddy. Wiley suffered a great deal from his wounds,
    and after months of recoperation in hospitals, finally, he was ready
    to return to civilian live. He carried the affects of these injuries
    the rest of his live. Wiley had the distinctive honor of being the
    first of the Haynes lineage to be wounded in battle since the
    Revolutionary War. While Wiley was in the Marines, he married Rhoda
    Mae Penticoff (Penny) in 1950, at Hawthorn, Nevada. They had two
    children, Kenneth Doyle, born May 20, 1951, and Carrol, born July 25,
    1952. Wiley and Penny were divorced in 1958. After Wiley returned
    from the Koren Way, he was employed by the Pioneer Chevrolet
    Dealership in Taft, California, were he was quite successful, and
    considered one of their top salemen. In 1972, Wiley was employed by
    the G&W Chrvrolet Dealership in Porterville, California as a saleman.
    Later, he entered the Real Estate business in Camp Nelson, California.
    Wiley married the second time to Virginia June Saunders, in Taft,
    California, the date is unknown. 
    Haynes, Wiley Everest (I8771)
    6341 WILIMINGTON, N.C. - Shirley Marie Herington passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2006.

    Shirley was born in Dansville on May 6, 1945, the seventh child of Charles and Irene Perry, who predeceased her.

    Shirley married Roger Allen Herington, her soul mate, in 1965. They enjoyed 41 years of loving marriage and raised three wonderful women: Morella Marie (Michael) Breckenridge, Lorie Ann (Todd) Morgan and Virginia Irene Herington.

    Roger and Shirley proudly guided their daughters through college graduation and on to successful careers, as well as going back to school and obtaining her own college degree. They also enjoyed the pleasure of watching the marriage of their daughters Morella to Michael and Lorie Ann to Todd.

    Morella blessed Shirley and Roger with two beautiful grandchildren, Adam (age 15) and Autumn (age 11). Virginia blessed them with a beautiful granddaughter, Rochell (age 14).

    Shirley is also survived by her deeply loved brothers Gerald (Doris) and Ken (MaryLou) Perry and sisters Dot (Dick Bennett), Eileen (Charlie Wright), Gloria (Dick Kreiley) and Barbara (Nelson Thorpe); Roger's mother Marjorie Herington and sisters Nancy (Lee Durkee), Beverly (Hugh Ross) and Virginia (Harry Tesch) and brother Ernie (Norma); and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Shirley's greatest talents were in bringing joy to the lives of others and sharing her zest for life. She was able to enjoy teaching her grandchildren some of her greatest talents: cooking, sewing, quilting and midnight shopping trips to Wal-Mart.

    In March of 2004, Roger retired after 20 years at General Electric, and he and Shirley set off on their lifetime dream-a tour of the continental United States, Canada and Alaska in their RV. On their journey they took in the beauty of areas of the country they had never before seen; the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, British Columbia, Moab Utah, Arizona, Arkansas and the highlight of their trip, Alaska. They spent the entire summer there. Shirley saw Denali three times during this trip, went whitewater rafting, fishing for salmon, and deep sea fishing. She caught the largest halibut in the picture above.

    Shirley and Roger traveled from the beginning of April to mid-October and their family never saw them happier. During the past year she lived her dream. They returned determined to sell their home and begin their 'nomadic life' of continuing their travels around the U.S., with the plan to return to Alaska in 2007.

    Shirley's death came suddenly; she had been very happy, feeling well, and enjoying an excellent quality of life right up to the end. She went to sleep quietly, peacefully, painlessly and then simply slipped away. Her family's sadness and loss is without bounds, but we are grateful that the Lord took her peacefully and without pain and suffering.

    A service to remember and celebrate the life of Shirley was held at Andrew's Mortuary, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, N.C., on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. The family received friends and family at 2 p.m., who brought with them their fondest memories of Shirley to share.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Thanks and Giving, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (GCE, February 2, 2006, p4)  
    Perry, Shirley Marie (I37846)
    6342 Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News, Friday, October 16, 1914, Page 21, column 1
    "Death of Asel D. Wood - Asel D. Wood, a well known and prominent resident of this town passed to his final reward last evening. His death occurred at 9 o'clock at the residence of his son Henry Wood, at 20 Jeanette Street. He suffered a stroke of paralysis some time from which he never recovered and it resulted in his death.
    Deceased was 74 years of age and had lived in this town about 32 years where he was widely known and respected. He was an active member and a past grand officer of Elm Lodge 642 I.O.O.F., and was also a member of Washington Camp, 137, P.O.S. of A. Three sons survive him, they are; Frank, of Virginia; Henry and Chester Wood, of this place. The funeral will be held from his late home on Jeanette Street, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30, with services at the house. Rev. B.M. Johns of Methodist Episcopal church will conduct the services. The remains will be interred in the Shawnee cemetery. The organizations of which the deceased was a member of, will attend the obsequies in a body." 
    Wood, Asel D. (I42112)
    6343 Will dated 21Dec1797, Bolton, MA names wife Ephah, children Jonathon, Betty and Caleb. Will probated June 1798, Inventory of estate 13Jun1798 in Bolton,MA.

    NOTE: Not to be confused with the Paul Sawyer, son of Paul, of Lancaster.  
    Sawyer, Paul (I35142)
    6344 Will of Annis Littlefield:
    In the name of God Amen
    The last Will & testament of Annis Littlefejld
    1: first I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty god, my maker,
    my body to bee buried in
    Christean buriall, at ye discretion of my executor hereafter
    mentioned. I do giue unto my daughter Hannah Cloyce my bed & bowlster,
    & Katterine Wakefejld to deliuer It to her.
    2: I giue unto my three daughters, Elizabeth Wakefejld Mary Barrett, &
    Hannah Cloyce, all my lining
    & Wollen New & ould to bee `qually diuided amongst them.
    I giue unto my sonn John Littlefejld my Cow Gentle & fiue buslls of
    I giue to my daughter Merribah foure buslls of Wheate due from ye
    I giue to my Grandchild Katterine Wakefejld my Rugg & eight buslls of
    I giue to my sonn Peter Cloyce too Acres of Marsh bee it more or less,
    yt lyeth on the South West
    side of Mr Whelewrights Necke of Land.
    I giue vnto my sonn Thomas Littlefejld, who hath taken a great deale
    of care of mee, all the rest of my
    househould goods Corne & Chattles, & I do make my sd sonn Thomas
    Littlefejld, my whoole &
    soole executor, & to receiue all debts comeing to mee, & to pay all If
    any thing there bee that I do
    ow, & to take all the remajndr to him selfe, & to see my will
    Signed, & Deliuered, Annis Littlefejld
    In ye Presence of us, her marke ??
    Joseph Bolls
    William Symonds
    Sworn to by attesting witnesses & recorded 2 April 1678; Inventory
    returned at o36:15:0, by
    Samuel Austine and Joseph Bolls, appraisers, 7 Mch 1677-8. 
    Austin, Agnes (I16131)
    6345 Will of Joseph Haynes, dated 27 July 1844, Maury Co., TN, bequeathed all of his property to Jane (Haynes) and Prudence Haynes (Kennedy). Affidavit of James G. Harris, 3 January 1859, swore he knew Joseph Haynes, that he was a revolutionary pensioner, and died 3 June 1845. Joseph's daughters Prudennce Kennedy and Jane Haynes live in Independence County, Arkansas, and moved there in 1852. Affidavit of W.S. Leonard, swore essentially the same as James G. Harris, dated 3 January 1859. The information does not disclose why the affidavits were necessary.  Haynes, Prudence (I9018)
    6346 Will of Joseph Haynes, dated 27 July 1844, Maury Co., TN, bequeathed all of his property to Jane (Haynes) and Prudence Haynes (Kennedy). Affidavit of James G. Harris, 3 January 1859, swore he knew Joseph Haynes, that he was a revolutionary pensioner, and died 3 June 1845. Joseph's daughters Prudennce Kennedy and Jane Haynes live in Independence County, Arkansas, and moved there in 1852. Affidavit of W.S. Leonard, swore essentially the same as James G. Harris, dated 3 January 1859. The information does not disclose why the affidavits were necessary. Haynes, Jane (I9017)
    Source: LDS Microfilm #876299, Probate Records, Volume 24, Pages
    389-391, Berkshire Co., MA
    In the name of God, Amen: I, Nathaniel Willson, of West Stockbridge in
    the County of Berkshire & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman,
    considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and
    perfect mind and manner, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make
    and publish this my last will and testament in manner following (that
    is to say).
    Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto by beloved wife Mehitabel, two good
    cows, ten good sheep, and the one-third part in value of my household
    furniture for her own use and disposal forever.
    I give and bequeath to my several daughters, viz, Sarah Knapp,
    Philinda Andrus, Chloe Spencer, Huldah Hart, & Jemima Burghardt, the
    remaining two-third parts of my household furniture, to be equally
    divided among them, to be theirs forever, except my daughter Sarah
    Knapp, to whom I only give the use of her share of my household
    furniture during her natural life, and at her decease, the same to
    descend to her children in equal shares, to be theirs forever. I also
    give and bequeath to my several daughters the following sums over and
    above their several shares in my household furniture, (viz), to Sarah
    Knapp twenty dollars, to Philinda Andrus, twenty dollars, to Chloe
    Spencer twenty-five dollars, to Huldah Hart one dollar, and to Jemima
    Burghardt thirty dollars.
    I give and bequeath unto the children of my late son Shubael,
    deceased, two dollars to be equally divided among them. I give and
    bequeath unto my son Fairring all my wearing apparel and thirty
    I give and bequeath unto my son Nathaniel ten dollars.
    I give and bequeath unto my son Lewis ten dollars.
    I give and bequeath unto my son Jared one dollar.
    I give and bequeath unto my son Gilbert one dollar.
    I give and bequeath unto my son George twenty-five dollars.
    I give and bequeath unto my son Rufus all the residue of my estate,
    both real and personal, not herein before bequeathed and devised,
    whenever the same may be found, to have and to hold to him and his
    heirs & assigns forever, subject however to the following conditions
    to be performed on his part (viz).
    That the said Rufus maintain & support me and my wife during each of
    our natural lives in a kind, Christian-like, & comfortable manner,
    with suitable medical aid & nursing if wanted, and otherwise carry and
    behave himself towards each of us in a filial and affectionate manner.
    And in case my wife should survive me, that he provide a home for her
    out of his family if it be her choice, and such an one as shall be
    reasonably satisfactory to her with all things necessary for her
    comfortable support, pay all my debts at my decease, the funeral
    charges of us both, the several legacies before mentioned in my will,
    which I have bequeathed to my other children, within three months
    after my decease (if demanded of him by them within that time), &
    which several legacies as before expressed are to be understood to be
    over & above what each of them have had (prior to the date of this
    will) out of my estate, and pay the whole expense of the settlement of
    my estate agreeable to this my last will and testament. And in case my
    son Rufus shall not perform the above condition agreeable to the true
    intent and meaning thereof, I give and devise all my real estate to my
    beloved wife Mehitabel in fee simple on condition of her paying the
    legacies to my several children as before directed to be paid by my
    son Rufus. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Rufus and
    Lemuel Moffitt, Jun. executors of this my last will and testament,
    hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have
    hereunto set my hand and seal at West Stockbridge this seventh day of
    March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
    Nathaniel Willson (seal)
    Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above named Nathaniel
    Willson to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us the
    subscribers who signed the same in his presence at his request, as
    witnesses to the same.
    James Picket, Solomon Reed, John Ford, Jun. 
    Wilson, Nathaniel (I28611)
    6348 Will of Richard Asten of Titchfield; 1623; Undated, handwritten by
    son-in-law Edmond Littlefield, signed by Richard's mark and proved 4
    Jul 1623; Original (will, inventory and proving document) in
    possession of Hampshire Records Office (Ref: 1623 A1 - 3 pages),
    Winchester, ENG. Will proved by Agnes/Anne, his wife and executrix.
    "In the name of God, Amen. I Richard Asten of Titchfield being
    possessed of good and ? memory do commit both to God that gave it, my
    body to the ground, my goods to my wife and children in trust payment
    (?) as have all mentions (?). I make my wife Anes my sole executor. I
    give to the Cathedral Church of Winchester, 3 shillings, 4 pence. I
    give to my son Daniel one bullock of one year old to be paid at the
    end of my lease. I give to my son Peter one bullock of one year old to
    be paid at the end of my lease. I give to my son Richard twenty pounds
    to be paid at the end of my lease. I give to my daughter Joan five
    pounds to be paid at the end of my lease. I give to my daughter Emlen
    five pounds to be paid at the end of my lease. I give to my daughter
    Elizabeth twelve pounds to be paid six months after my decease, to the
    years of her she not having the use of it her ? (phrasing ?), my
    executor shall have the
    disposing of it to her use. I give to my daughter Anes a cow and a
    bullock to be paid at the end of my lease. I give to my son Daniel's
    son Richard two sheep. I give to his son Francis two sheep. I give to
    my son Peter's two children a sheep each. I give to my daughter Joan's
    child a sheep, all of these sheep to be paid within six months after
    my decease. I give to my daughter Anes' three children three bullocks
    two years old to be paid at the end of my lease. I give to my son in
    law Edmond Littlefield a colt of three
    years old. I give to my man John Shackleford five shillings in money.
    I give my man William Hocraft 3 shillings in money. I give my boy John
    Lodgyer a sheep. I give my maid Catorn a sheep. To all my god children
    six pence apiece, all these small legacies ? to be paid six months
    after my decease. I
    make my son Richard one of my overseers and my neighbor Peter
    Faithfull also, and I give them for their pains 3s 4d apiece and for ?
    this my last will and testament.
    Richard Astin his mark (A shakey vertical cross)
    Signatures (?) of the Witnesses
    Richard Asten
    Peter Faithfull
    Edmond Littlefield
    (Proven) 4 July 1623" 
    Austin, Richard (I16134)
    6349 Will proved 16 Apr 1641. Instituted to the benefice of Rector of
    Chaffcombe, Somerset, Eng 4 Feb 1609 (Source: Our Family Tree -
    Gillet-Gillett- Gillette - Latham Mich State Lib) 
    Gillett, Reverand William (I1084)
    6350 Will served in the Civil War, enrolling 30Aug1862 at Dansville,NY, in
    Co.B, 136th Regt. discharged 27Jun1865 at Rochester,NY. At the time
    of his service he was 5'8", light complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair,
    and a farmer. He lived in Dansville from 1865 to 1870 and from 1870
    to 1892 at Flint,Michigan and 1892 to 1912 at Detroit.(From Civil War
    pension record, #687612). From his death certificate his occupation
    was listed as "retired driver" the information was witnessed by Mrs
    Marshall West(Jessie M.), his daughter. She also stated that William
    was "married two times, the first wife unknown as Mr.Haynes was
    Haynes, William Sanford (I5061)

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