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GAFFEY, HARLAN. Seeking information about family of Agnes M. GAFFEY b 1884 m. Joseph A. HARLAN b. abt. 1880. Their daughter, my g-grandmother, had my grandfather Daniel Joseph Harlan b. 1917 also in Troy. Carol Hays 1198 [e-mail address updated Jan 2005]

GARDNER, Job. Seeking burial information about Job GARDNER d. 9 Mar 1800/06 in Stephentown, NY. Wife Hannah d. 26 Dec 1781 in Rensselaer Co., NY. I need a copy of will or estate settlement, proof that they had a daughter Hannah. Cynthia T. Stout 0397

GARDNER, Nelson. Seeking information about Nelson GARDNER, born in 1811 in Lansingburgh. I have his parents as George GARDNER and Elizabeth WAGNER. The family moved to NJ in the 1820s. Would appreciate any data on siblings, parents or other relations. George might have been born in Stephentown. Bill Gardner 1198 [e-mail address updated in October 2003]

GARDNER, CHASE. I am searching for any possible descendants of Winslow GARDNER and wife Rebecca CHASE. They are shown living in Hoosick on the 1820 Federal census and in Pittstown on the 1855 State census. They are both buried in the small "Chase Cemetery", located along the bank of the Tomhannock Reservoir. Winslow died in 1858 and REBECCA died in 1865. I believe one of their sons was Rodney GARDNER who married Caroline CHASE and also lived in Pittstown and are both buried in the Nortonville Cemetery, in Pittstown. Another son, Samuel Perry GARDNER, was my great, great grandfather, who settled in Ohio. Winslow and Rebecca had several other children and I am hoping to find anyone descended from those children. Will share all my information with whoever may be interested. Shirley Gardner Halbeisen 1198

GARDNER, CORRIGAN. Seeking information on my grandfather, Stephen A. GARDNER b. 4/4/1890 probably in Troy, NY m.1) Margaret CORRIGAN (no info known on her) Children: Richard, Frances, J. Kenneth (Bud), Marion, Thomas William. .m.2) Mae FREDERICKS (no info available - no issue). Lived his adult life in Green Island, NY. Specifically seeking info on his parents, names, dates, origin, etc. Pat Lambirth 1098

GARDNER, GILBERT. Seeking information about parents and ancestors of Sylvester L. GARDNER b. abt. 1814 in Hebron, NY. Moved to Troy, NY abt. 1832 m. Louisa GILBERT. Sylvester died 12 Nov 1869 in Troy, NY. Wulf Garner Losee 1296

GARRISON, Ebenezer. Seeking any info on Ebenezer GARRISON who is listed on the1820 Fed. census of town of Shodack, NY. 0898

GEE, SALCHOW. Seeking information about family of Thomas Owen GEE b. 9 Sep 1880 in Montreal, CAN d. 25 Oct 1971 in Albany, NY m. 18 Nov 1903 in Albany to Caroline SALCHOW b. 5 Aug 1883 (?) in New York City d. 5 May 1961. Both are buried in a rural cemetery in Nassau, NY. Carl Gee 0997

GILMORE, ARCHER. Trying to identify (1) precise birth location of George GILMORE born May 2, 1805 near Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY, (2) precise birth location of his wife Mariah ARCHER born September 14, 1807, possibly in Cherry Plain, Rensselaer Co., NY, and (3) precise location of their marriage in Rensselaer Co., NY on January 29, 1832. 0598

GLYNN, VARLEY. Seeking information about the GLYNN and VARLEY families in Troy. Michael GLYNN b. abt 1881 and wife Mary VARLEY both lived in Troy between Adams Street and the canal. Michael was a blacksmith (or became one after arrival). Both the VARLEYs and the GLYNNs are believed to have emigrated from County Mayo in Ireland. Bart M. Wassmansdorf, 2461 Sir Carodoc Lane, Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2J1 1097

GOLDEN/GOULDING, John Owens GOLDEN/GOULDING is shown on the 1790 census as living in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., NY. He moved west to Herkimer and then to Barton, NY. Does anyone have any information on why he may have moved to Pittstown or where he came from or why? He was susposedly born in NJ. His son William was susposedly born in Littlefield, NY; a place that don't seem to exist. 1297

GOODEMOTE/GOEDEMOET, SHULTIS/SHULTERS. Seeking information on my GGG-grandparents, John GOODEMOTE and Christina SHULTERS and their ancestors. Trying to confirm information that I have which is: John b. 1750 d. June 20, 1838 and buried in Erie County, NY; Christina b. 1762 d. Jan 08, 1839 and buried in Thomas Corners Cemetery, Ashford, Cattaraugus County, NY. They got married in 1791 in Schodack, but I don't know which church. They then moved to Columbia County because their children were baptised in the Kinderhook Reformed Church. The baptismals are the only confirmed information I have. Steve Goodermote 1098

GOODHARD/GOODHART/GOODHARDT/GUTHARDT, OSTRANDER. Seeking date or burial location of David GOODHARD/GOODHART/ GOODHARDT, GUTHARDT and his wife Maria OSTRANDER. David moved from Brunswick to near Ballston about 1803. His son John married Margaret who is buried in Briggs Cemetery, 1830 . John remarried Sarah-----. Looking for any church records that would be German Luthern and include the birth of William A. White 1829 and Almira 1827. The family settled in Warren county Pa., by 1840. Carol Esterhai 0897 [E-mail address updated in September 2003]

GOODREMOTE, NEWTON. Seeking information on my ggrandmother Mary GOODREMOTE born in the Albany area Aug 2, 1854. Mary later moved to Iowa and married Henry NEWTON of Mahaska County, IA in 1872. The NEWTON family also lived in New York in the early 1800s. Looking for information on Mary's parents and siblings. Norman L Newton 0898 [e-mail address given in August 1998 no longer works in April 2004. The following information was received from a researcher studying this line.

GOODREMOTE/GOEDEMOTE/GOODEMOTE/GOODERMOTE, NEWTON. Norman NEWTON's ancestor in the query above was born Mary Adelie GOODERMOTE and was a sister of my wife's great-grandmother. This Goodemote Genealogy link might be useful to anyone who is researching families that Norman NEWTON was involved with. Geoff Michaels 0404 [The origins of this family apparently go back to Kinderhook, NY, which is in adjacent Columbia Co., NY; we post this information here on the Rensselaer Co., NY GenWeb site as a courtesy because Geoff was kind enough to offer it to the GenWeb site where he found the original query. Thanks, Geoff!]

GOODROW, Nelson. According to the 1850 census Nelson GOODROW was living in Rensselaer Co., Troy, 7th Ward. Would like to make a connection with his descendants. Suzette 1197

GRAUBERGER, HOFFMAN. Seeking descendants/researchers of Henrich GRAUBERGER b. 1715 d. 1812 and his wife Maria Margaretha HOFFMAN b. 1721 d. 1808. Descending families were known as GRAWBARGER, GRAWBERGER, GRAWBURG, GRAWBERG, GROVENGER, GROWBARGER, CROBARGER, CROBERGER, CROWBAR, CROBAR, CROBER and GROWBARE. Settled in Schaghticoke, NY abt 1780s from Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY. Allied families include BUTTON, WEIDERWACHS, WALDRON, TIBBLE, MYERS, COLE, SIMMONS, VAN VEGHTAN, GRAVES, WITBECK, VAN BUSKIRK, GRIFFITH, TAYER, SMITH, HOWARD, EDWARDS AND BURNETT. Have much information to share. Donald G. Labaj 1197

GREEN, BROWNING. Seeking parents of William Staats GREEN b. 8 Aug 1799 in Troy, NY. He was supposed to have had a wife and three children. They died and he left NY. Supposedly joined the Navy (no record). Could there have been a NY Navy? He arrived in AL 1834-1835. Married Amy BROWNING 22 Oct 1835 in Montgomery Co. Well documented here. Bobby Green Brown 1198 [E-mail address updated in June 2003]

GREEN, HILL. Seeking info on John GREENE and wife Mary HILL, who resided first in Hoosick, NY. Their children, all born in Hoosick, were: Christopher b. 1794, Henry b. 1796, Joel (a 7th Day Bapitist Minister) b. 1799, John, Esther (married Samuel W. B. SANFORD), Mary (married Seneca STEVENS), and Electa. Rose Anderson 0798

GREEN, SHERWOOD. Henry GREEN was born about 1757 in Rhode Island. Sarah SHERWOOD married Henry GREEN on 6 Oct. 1781 in Williamstown, MA. She had been born about 1764, probably in Wilton, CT. Her parents were Samuel and Martha (Ketchum) Sherwood. My understanding is that they had 13(?) children and that Willianstown, MA is along the Berlin, RENS NY border. If the state line, when its location was finally decided on, had been placed east of Henry Green's home instead of west of it, the site of his farm would now be either in southeastern Berlin, NY or in northeastern Stephentown. This could also be the family I'm looking for if either of their youngest daughters or their elder son's children were named Lucinda A. Green (b: Jan 16, 1808) in Stephentown, NY. Judy Grote 0598 [e-mail address given in May 1998 is no longer valid in March 2003]

GRIMES, GREENFIELD. Looking for parents, grandparents and siblings of Thomas GRIMES b. 17 Nov 1769 in Hoosick d. 11 April 1847 in Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY m. 25 Dec 1794 to Mary GREENFIELD b. 26 April 1775 in New London, CT d. 10 Oct 1841 in Pompey, NY. They had nine children, all daughters. 1098

GROESBECK, Gertrude. Gertrude GROESBECK died 4 April 1827. She was a daughter of Jacobus GROESBECK and Sarah VAN VECHTEN. I'd like to connect with others researching Gertrude GROESBECK. Marilyn Brien, 128 Linda Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216 0197 [e-mail address updated in March 2003]

GROESBECK/GRUESBECK, VIELE. Seeking information on parents & siblings of: GRUESBECK, Walter J. b.11 Oct 1775 Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY Father: Johannis N. GROESBECK Mother: Maria VIELE Married: circa 1808, Abigail GAMBLE b.1791, Saratoga Co., NY dau of James GAMBELL and Sarah STILES. Walter and family lived in Ontario Co., NY until 1825 when they moved to Chatfield Twp., Crawford Co., Ohio. I am currently working to verify a family history commissioned several years back. It includes information from Walter on but no info on siblings or parents beyond his parent's names. The branch that I am researching ended up in Michigan. Any help on Walter's siblings or parents, names, birthdates, birthplaces, marriages, etc. is appreciated. Loretta Barnard 0298

GROFF, John. Seeking information about John GROFF b. abt 1762 d. abt 1846. In Book of Marriages in NY before 1800 is a John GROFF listed as being married to Mary COOPER in Rensselaer Co. Also listed in 1800 Census in Rensselaer Co. is a Matthew GROFF. In Willard Cemetery in Hope, Hamilton Co., is a John GROFF 1762-1846, a John P. GROFF, and a Matthew GROFF, son of John P. and Olive. 1820 Census records indicate John GROFF, John P. GROFF and Overocker GROFF. 1825 Census of Hope also lists a Jerre GROFF. Does anyone have a GROFF family from Rensselaer Co. that migrated to what in 1800s would have been Fulton Co.? We have about six different people searching who tie-into this same line; however, we're stuck at John GROFF 1762-1846. Glad to share our findings. 1298

GROFF, DOWEN. Seeking parentage of Overocker GROFF b. 1798 in Hamilton Co., NY m. Abigail DOWEN b. 1798, daughter of Francis DOWEN. Overocker may have been a brother to John P. GROFF b. abt 1790 m. Olive. Have reason to believe that parent of Overocker GROFF and John P. is John GROFF b. 1762 d. 1846, who is buried in Hamilton Co. He originally came from Rensselaer Co. Sons of Overocker GROFF were: Nicholas b. 1820 m. Sarah A.; Francis b. 1823 m. Mahala HOGEBOOM; and Jacob b. 1831 m. Catherine. John P. GROFF had seven sons: Albert b. 1820; Eliphalet b. 1826 m. Martha J. CONKLIN; Matthew b. 1824 d. young; another Nicholas b. 1814 m. Carolyn; Paul b. 1818 m. Pheobe; William b. 1812 m. Esther; and John b. 1817 m. Louise. 1298

GUILE/GILE. Seeking information on the GUILES/GILES line of Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., NY. Earliest ancestors I've found are 1--- Joab GILE b. 17 Aug 1761 in RI m. Mary HORTON 2--- Joseph GUILE b. 1797 in Hoosick, NY m. Jane SCRIBNER 3--- Andrew GUILE b. abt 1823 3---Roger GUILE b. abt 1825 3---Joab GUILE b. abt 1827 in Hoosick, NY m. Mary BARTHULF b. 4 Sep 1829 in Rochester, NY 4---Hannah GUILES b. 4 Sep 1851 in Calhoun, MI 4---W. Stephen GUILE b. 31 Jan 1860 4---Clara Belle GUILE b. 18 Aug 1864 3---Joseph GUILE b. abt 1829 3---Jane Ann GUILE b. abt 1831 3--- Phoebe GUILE b. abt 1833 in Hoosick, NY 3---Polly GUILE b. abt 1835 in Hoosick, NY 2---Phebe GUILE b. 1799 in Hoosick, NY 2--- Hannah GUILE b. 1802 in Hoosick, NY 2---Roger GUILE b. 30 Jun 1804 in Hoosick, NY 2---David GUILE b. 1807 in Hoosick, NY 2---Mary GUILE b. 1810 in Fairport, NY 2---Joab GUILE b. 1812 in Fairport, NY 2---Ann GUIlE b. 1814 in Fairport, NY. Susan Malmrose 0197

GUMLAW, Mable. Seeking maiden name, spouse and children of Mable GUMLAW b. 7 Mar 1902 d. Sep 1975 in Rensselaer, NY. Terry Bontrager 0297

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