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KEEFE/O'KEEFE, Michael. Looking for any information regarding my great-great grandfather, Michael, linking him to my grandfather, Thomas J. KEEFE. Thomas was born, supposedly in Rensselaer Co. between 1858 and 1862. Name of mother is unknown. Thomas's death certificate from Albany Co. simply states that his father's name was Michael and that Michael was born in Ireland and resided in Rensselaer Co. when Thomas J. was born. Jeanne M. Keefe 1098

KELLER, BACKUS. Seeking original location of settlement (claimed to be in the Hoosick Falls area in 1776) of Christian KELLER and wife Elizabeth BACKUS, along with family Catherine b. 1749, Marytje b. 1750, Annatje b. 1752, Johannes b. 1754, Grietje b. 1757, Frederick b. 1760, and Jannetje b 1765. They were United Empire Loyalists and were driven out to Canada in 1784. I am also looking for marriage information on the children, especially Frederick KELLER who m. Hannah. Baptismal records have the children baptised in Germantown, Livingston, Rhinebeck, Claverack, Albany, and Schoharie. Jim Keller 0398

KEMP, VOSBURGH. Seeking information on James KEMP who m. Ann VOSBURGH on 29 March 1842 in Second Street Presbyterian Church in Troy, NY. Is James KEMP the son of Thomas KEMP, Sr. of Cayuga Co., NY? Virginia Barry, 1337 NE Hilltop Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014-2332 1098

KENELTY, William Caern. Seeking information on my great grandfather William C. KENELTY b. June 26, 1833 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY. He was a devout Catholic, so his birth records will probably be found in the records of a Catholic Church that was in existence at that time. I am also interested in information on his parents John Patrick Kenelty and Jane Cunningham Kenelty. Arthur J. Williams, Jr. 0898 [e-mail address updated in July 2003]

KENNEDY, BABCOCK. Seeking information about Hugh KENNEDY and wife Ruth BABCOCK of Schaghticoke. I'm writing an article on descendents of Hugh and Ruth (BABCOCK) KENNEDY who left Rensselaer Co. (Schaghticoke, I believe) abt 1838 for Kendall Co., IL with children Hiram, Demmon, Orrin, David, Hugh, Gideon, Lovina, Calista, Julia Ann and Jane. Would like verification of Ruth's maiden name and date, place of marriage if possible. Stephenie Todd 1297

KENYON, NEY/NYE. Seeking information about John KENYON and wife Mary NEY(NYE) who came to Hoosick in 1790 from Voluntown,Conn. He had several children, one also named John KENYON who was born April 1778 and married Aseneth HARRIS. We believe they settled near John's brother Robert KENYON. John and Aseneth later settled in Thurman, N.Y. Barbara Kenyon Green 0697

KETCHAM, BENNETT. Seeking parents and siblings of Betsy KETCHAM, b. 23 Aug 1790 in Easton Twp., Washington Co., NY, d. 19 May 1839 in Hocking Co., OH, m. 1810 in Sullivan Twp., Madison Co., NY to Jacob BENNETT, b. 1 Feb 1788 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY, d. 12 April 1861 in Hocking Co., OH. Six children were born in Sullivan Twp.: Surmantha, Franklin, Vanrensselaer, Philander, Dewitt and Sophia. Jacob and Betsy later moved to Starr Twp., Hocking Co., OH. Gordon Bennett [email address supplied in Jan 1997 no longer current in Aug 2006] 0197 Carmen Marshall,, wrote in August 2006 that she is also looking for these same people.

KETCHUM, Ithamer. Seeking any info on Ithamer KETCHUM, b 1791 Rensselaerville, Rensselaer Co., NY. He was a son of Ephraim KETCHUM (1765-1803), A Rev. War soldier, and his wife, Jemina (Calkins) KETCHUM (1766-1857). Other children: Mathew (1786), Polly (1789), Obedius, Seneca (1798) & Sarah (1790). Also see my web site at Robert P. Addleman 0798

KETCHUM, DU BOIS. Seeking information about Elizabeth KETCHUM and husband Cornelius DU BOIS b. 30 Nov 1799 in Rensselaer Co. Children: Cordelia b. 1828, Judith b. 1832, George b. 1835, John W. b. 1841 and Estella b. 1850. Virginia Pulver 1298

KIE, SOADMAN. Seeking information about John KIE b. 1830 and wife Sophia SOADMAN b. 1831. They immigrated from Germany in about 1850. Lived in and around Nassau, Sand Lake, E.Chatham area. Sophia's madien name is listed as SOADMAN on her tombstone, GOODMAN from another source and LAODMAN from her obituary. Was it customary for people first to land in NYC then travel up the river to settle or was there a port of entry near where they ended up? Nancy 1097

KINDLING. Seeking any information relating to the KINDLING family in Rensselaer Co. The only place I've found them mentioned is when a daughter was born: Margaret T. E. Kindling b. 11 Apr 1848 (Rensselaer County Vital Records, 6:32). Parents: Peter and Margaret KINDLING. Oliver Kindling 0697

KITTLE, BABCOCK. Seeking descendants of Delancy KITTLE and Sally B. BABCOCK (daughter of John BABCOCK and Amy MAXSON) b. 1805 in West Steventown , NY. Sally and Delancy KITTLE removed to Genesee Co., NY by 1835. Talma Klaassen 1197

KNAPP, ANDREW. Seeking information about Amos KNAPP b. 16 June 1774 in Stephentown, NY d.26 Jan. 1855 in LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH m. abt.1796 to Sally ANDREW b. 1 Aug, 1776 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI d. 26 Sept. 1854 in LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH. They moved from NY to OH in the 1830s and are ancestors to many Northern Ohio Knapps. I'm trying to trace the Knapp line back further and also to find out if we are the English or the German Knapps. Children of Amos and Sally Born in New York: Elisha b. 22 Aug.1797 in Schuyler, NY m. Electa BOWERS; John b. 3 Nov. 1799 in Oneida Co., NY m. Cynthia WELCHER and Ursula HOWARD; Erastus b. 28 Oct. 1801 in prob. Schuyler Twp., NY m. Jane F. SAGE; Pamela b. 16 July 1804; Clarissa b.25 Nov 1807; Henry b.4 Nov.1809 in Deerfield, NY; Amos, Jr. b. 1811 in NY d. 1885 in West Webster, Monroe Co., NY m. Julia (?). Thomas E. Knapp 0798

KNICKERBOCKER, SEAVY, COVELL. Seeking information about David KNICKERBOCKER b. 3 Mar 1790 in Pavillion, NY m.1) Susan SEAVEY m.2) Susan COVELL. Which was the mother of David Montrosser BAKER b. 24 May 1829? Story says David was full brother of Rubin Willis KNICKERBOCKER but was adopted as a boy by a man named BAKER. David became the father of Wilbur Henry BAKER b. 3 Nov 1852 in MI. Keith Martineau 1197

KNIGHT, EDDY. I am searching for information about Oliver KNIGHT, Jr. and his wife, Phillinda M. EDDY. They were married 25 October 1832 at Troy and living there in 1840. Phillinda apparently died before 9 April 1848, when Oliver remarried to Maria GRIFFITH at Troy. Phillinda's mother, Mary EDDY, was living with them in 1841. Any information pertaining to Phillinda or her mother's death date would be greatly appreciated. Sue Eddy 1198

KNOWLTON, KING. Seeking information on the parents of Jared KNOWLTON who appears in the 1800 federal census as a resident of Greenbush. He was born in Branford, CT in 1744 and was married in Blanford, MA to Mary KING. He moved west to Portage county, OH about 1820. William D. Allen 1198

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