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MACAVOY/MCAVOY, Thomas. Thomas MacAvoy (McAvoy) settled in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY in around 1846-50. I believe he died in the late 1850s or in the early 1860s. I don't know his wife's name, but I believe she died not long after they settled in Troy. They had two sons. One, James MacAvoy, was my GGF; the other son's name was probably Thomas. James MacAvoy was a bound boy to the Dilatush family in New Brunswick, NJ, which leads me to believe that the father could not raise the boys by himself after his wife passed away. There is a possibility that the wife's maiden name could have also been Dilatush, but that is a guess. I would like to know if anyone can find the cemetery where he is buried, or a cemetery where other MacAvoys (McAvoys) are buried. Bob MacAvoy 1198 [email address updated in August 2011]

MAHAR, Harry. I am searching for any information on Harry MAHAR, who was my grandfather. He was born in Charlotte, Maine on January 4, 1878. His parents were Josephus MAHAR and Elizabeth DAILEY. They had four other children besides Harry: Edwin MAHAR, William MAHAR and Edmund MAHAR. Harry was the youngest. Harry married Eva DAGGETT on January 1, 1906 in Calais, Maine, and they had five children: Dale MAHAR, Maxine MAHAR, Keith MAHAR, Merle MAHAR, and my father, Stephen MAHAR. In about 1930, Harry left Eva and his family, and I recently discovered on the Social Security Deaths Index that Harry died in Rensselaer in October 1966. I have questions: Does Harry have another family? If so, I would like to find them and possibly reunite them with my father, Stephen. He is the only surviving member of the Maine part of the family. Carol Mahar 0798 [email address provided in 1998 is no longer valid in March 2009]

MAHER, FITZPATRICK. Seeking informtion about Ellen (?) MAHER, who was born in Tipperary, Ireland (?), and died and was buried in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. She married John Walter FITZPATRICK, who was born in and buried in Troy. Children: William Joseph FITZPATRICK, John FITZPATRICK, Catherine FITZPATRICK, Mary FITZPATRICK, Gertrude FITZPATRICK and Helen FITZPATRICK. Bob and Ginger Fitzpatrick 0297

MANGAN, O'BRIEN. Seeking information on John MANGAN, who was born in July 1848 in Ireland; he married Johanna O'BRIEN, who had been born in 1855 in Ireland. They had five sons: John MANGAN, George MANGAN, William MANGAN, Patrick MANGAN and Francis MANGAN. With the exception of William, the family lived in Troy their entire lives. John MANGAN died on 9 August 1900, and his wife, Johanna O'BRIEN MANGAN, died on 12 April 1910. Johanna O'BRIEN's parents were John O'BRIEN and Johanna SHEA. Jo Mary-Alice Mangan 0498

MANNING, BLANCHARD. Seeking information on the burial place and the date of death of Patrick MANNING. He was listed in the 1880 Federal Census in the City of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. He was married to Maria (Marietta) BLANCHARD, who had been born in about 1828 in Ireland and who came to Rensselaer County in about 1857. The children listed in 1880 were Bridgett MANNING, Thomas MANNING, William MANNING, Mary MANNING, John MANNING, Lizzie MANNING, Anna MANNING, Jennie MANNING and Loretta MANNING. Thomas Manning 0398 [email address updated in August 2003]

MANWARING/MANWARREN. I am searching for information on the MANWARING/MANWARREN family that lived in Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, NY from about 1785 until the mid-1800s. The senior member of the family was William MANWARING. He was born in about 1760. His children were Hezekiah, Emma Susan, Betsey & Bradley. I would like to find out where William MANWARING came from. Also I'd like to know about a Samuel MANWARING who may have been a brother and was in Rensselaer County in the 1780s. Christina 0898 [e-mail address updated in February 2004]

MARKS, James. Seeking information about James MARKS, who died before February 1840. He was a son of Joseph MARKS and Hannah WILTSEE or WILTSIE of Rensselaer County, NY. The children of James MARKS were Caleb MARKS, Daniel MARKS, Almira MARKS and Phebe MARKS. Who was James's wife? Donna Hablitzel 0798

MARR, DRAKE. Seek information on Johanna MARR, nee Johanna DRAKE. She was the widow of Patrick MARR, who died at Montreal, Canada in 1848. Johanna appears in the Troy City Directory of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY in 1857. Their two children were John MARR, who was born in about 1842 in Massachusetts and married Ellen DWYER, who had been born in 1841 Tipperary, Ireland; and Catharine MARR, who was born in about 1845 in New Jersey and married Patrick HICKEY. Johanna, John and Catharine all lived and died in Troy. A large obelisk monument in the HICKEY plot in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Troy contains a detailed inscription. An old, fallen stone adjoining this lot is for an Edmund DRAKE, who died during a cholera epidemic in 1849. He was a native of Knocklong parish in County Limerick, Ireland. Was Edmund DRAKE a brother of Johanna DRAKE MARR? Johanna was not buried at Saint Mary's; the monument is a memorial only for her and Patrick MARR. Have much info to share. Dennis F. Marr 0598

MARSAN, MCINTYRE. Peter MARSAN is said to have married 4 Nov 1835 to Margaret MCINTYRE in Rensselaer County, NY. They moved to Van Buren Co., IA. and had seven children. Peter died there 30 Jan 1855, and Margaret married Peter's brother, John B. MARSAN. Both the Marsan brothers were from L'Assomption, Quebec. Can anyone help me find more about the marriage, or about the various persons in NY state? I have been unable to find them in the NY censuses, nor in church records of Rensselaer County, NY. Richard Anderson 0397

MARSH, SOUTHWELL. Seeking information about Revolutionary War veteran Samuel MARSH, who died in about 1796 or 1797 in Rensselaer County, NY. He married 22 April 1782 in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY to Mary SOUTHWELL, who had been born in July 1754 in Elizabethtown, NJ. A possible son was Samuel MARSH, born in about 1796 or 1797. Don Marsh 0897

MARSHALL, HARRINGTON. Seeking information on the family of Thomas MARSHALL. Records indicate that in 1810 he was in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, living next to a Benjamin HARRINGTON, James HARRINGTON and Isaac HARRINGTON. Thomas MARSHALL was married to either Phebe HARRINGTON or Hannah HARRINGTON. They had a son, Peleg MARSHALL, who was born in Rhode Island in November 1800. I have been able to find nothing else on this family until the son, Peleg MARSHALL, married Charra HAMLIN in 1830 in Rome, Oneida Co., N.Y. Vicki Suntrup 1298 [email address updated in Jan 2008]

MARSHALL, WALKER. Seeking information about Cecilia or Cecelia MARSHALL from Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Her husband's name was Earl WALKER. Her son's name is John Marshall WALKER, born on July 11, 1918 in Troy, NY. Cecelia MARSHALL's parents came from Scotland. Susan Walker Kern 1298

MASTERS, HARRINGTON. Seeking parents of Henry MASTERS, born about 1822 in Rensselaer County, NY. The 1830 census shows only two families named MASTERS in the county with boys of the correct age - that of Albert MASTERS and that of Phineas MASTERS. Albert's family is well documented, and he clearly is not the father of Henry. I have not been able to establish a family group for Phineas, who served as a midshipman in the Navy and (I think) had died by 1840. Henry lived part of his life in Albany County, NY, and part in Schoharie County, NY. He was married in about 1840 to Charity Elizabeth HARRINGTON, a daughter of Jacob H. HARRINGTON and Mariah BINCK/BINK of East Worcester, Otsego County, NY. I would also like to determine the date and place of death for Henry MASTERS. He was alive in the 1892 NY state census, but his name does not appear in the 1900 US Census Soundex index. Butch Butler 0698

MATTOON, ZIMMER. Seeking descendents/researchers of my father's family line. Charles W. MATTOON was born in 1863 in Canaan, [Columbia County] NY and died in 1927 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, or in Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, NY. He was married in 1885 to Mary Louise ZIMMER, who had been born in 1863 and died in 1940. Charles W. had a brother named Herbert G. MATTOON, about whom I have no further information other than that he went west in the 1890s to look for gold. My grandfather, Charles Walter Mattoon, was born in 1891 in Rensselaer, NY and died in 1946 in Troy, NY. He was married in 1916 to Ella Louise WATSON, who had been born in 1888 and died in 1954. Ellen L. Blake 0197

MAXON, Lois. Looking for any information on Lois MAXON. She was born on March 14, 1792 in Rensselaer County, NY and married Benjamin R. COOL. Lois and Benjamin had four children, and she died in Illinois on June 16, 1875. Joan Cool 0898 [email address updated in Dec 2007]

MCAULIFFE, CLAVEN. Seeking information about the family of Timothy MCAULIFFE and his wife, Elizabeth CLAVEN. They were settled in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, by 1859, with three children, all having been born somewhere in NY state. Timothy and Elizabeth were both born in Ireland. My question is this: In sailing to the US, did the ships ever go directly up the Hudson and stop at Albany or Troy? If not, is it likely that they stopped at the port of NY City? What would have brought them on to Troy? Timothy was a bricklayer; was there a lot of building going on in Troy by 1859? Mary McAuliffe Nigro 0398 [email address updated in July 2006]

MCBURNEY, ?LOUDEN. Seeking information about William MCBURNEY, who was born in about 1765-1770, probably in Ireland, and died in 1833 in Cayuga County, NY/ He married Alice Ann (possibly Alice Ann LOUDEN), who was born in about the 1770s and died in the 1840s. Children: John MCBURNEY, Jane MORTON, Eliza WATKINS, Alice Ann PIERCE and James MCBURNEY. William and Alice Ann purchased land in Cayuga Co., NY in 1825. They lived in Rensselaer County, NY. It is believed that they emigrated to America in 1804 from Diamary, County Down, Ireland. Ardis J. Pierce 0197

MCCOMBS, PFISTER. Seeking information about the marriage and the place of residence for John MCCOMBS, who is reported to be of Hoosick, NY [now in Rensselaer County, NY] in 1777. He was father-in-law to Francis PFISTER. Both are reported to have raised over 500 men, of whom 318 actually joined the British General Burgoyne at Saratoga. John MCCOMBS had a son John MCCOMBS, Jr., who was born in Bennington, [Bennington County] Vermont in 1792. They left for Canada in 1795. Murray McCombs 1297

MCCONNELL, HEATH. Seeking information about William Wallace McCONNELL and Fidelia Correna HEATH. William was born on April 20, 1820 in Rensselear County, NY. I do not know the date or place of his death. His father was James MCCONNELL (1787-1866), and his mother was Jane HUFF (1793-1871). I have no information on where they were from. Fidelia was born on July 13, 1827, either in NY or in Adam County (state unknown). She died on December 6, 1894 in Grafton, Loraine County, OH. I have no information about the Heaths. William and Fidelia were married on September 21, 1847 at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Saint Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Jeff Darlington 1198 [email address was still current in March 2003]

MCCONNELL, SEELY. Looking for records and/or descendents of George MCCONNELL and Martha SEELY, also known as Patty SEELY, who were married in [future] Rensselaer County, NY (possibly in Pittstown) in about 1760. George was born in Scotland in 1725 and came to America by way of the Bermuda Islands. Martha was born in NY, a daughter of Jonathan SEELY and his wife, Electa; they were from Scotland. George and Martha died in Pittstown. Their son Eli MCCONNELL married Sarah A. CUMMINGS, a daughter of Captain James CUMMINGS of Pittstown. Their son James MCCONNELL (1787-1866) married Jane HUFF (1793-1871) in 1809. Their son William Wallace MCCONNELL (1820-1847) married Fidelia Correna HEATH, a daughter of Squire HEATH. William Wallace MCCONNELL's great-uncle William Seely MCCONNELL (1813-1838) married Sarah Ann PALMER. The MCCONNELL clan then moved to Ohio, Ontario, Nebraska, and finally California, where I am. Jeff Darlington 0197 [email address updated in March 2003]

MCCOY, Alexander. Seeking information about Alexander MCCOY, son of James MCCOY and Minerva (maiden name unknown). Alexander MCCOY was born in 1821 in Vermont and died on April 29, 1858 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. His siblings were George W. MCCOY, Allen MCCOY and Sabria MCCOY. Jan Walker 0697 [email address updated in June 2009]

MCCULLEN, DE CAMP. Seeking information about the family of Robert MCCULLEN, who on 8 Dec 1805 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY married Eve DE CAMP; born in about 1789, died in about 1832 in Troy or in Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY. They are known to have had six daughters: Mary Ann MCCULLEN, born on 21 Oct 1806; Almira MCCULLEN, born on 6 Sep 1808; Elizabeth DeCamp MCCULLEN, born 6 Oct 1810; Juliet MCCULLEN, born 25 Sep 1812; Catherine MCCULLEN, born 5 Jan 1815; and Sarah Coe MCCULEEN, born 2 Feb 1816. I have no information about marriages or other children in this family. If this connects with your family, I would like to know of any further descent. Wilson DeCamp 1196

MCDONALD, HARRISON. Seeking information about Sarah MCDONALD, who was born in about 1840 and was married in about 1867 to George HARRISON. Her mother was also called Sarah. George and Sarah HARRISON had two children: Lucille HARRISON, born in 1868, and Edward HARRISON, born in 1870 in Greenbush, Rensselaer County, NY. Sarah MCDONALD HARRISON lived in New York City in the 1890s with her children and her mother. Barbara Boardman 0198 [email address was still current in March 2003]

MCGEE/MAGEE, HANKS. Seeking information about David MCGEE, who was born in about 1814, and his wife, Nancy HANKS, who was born in about 1812. Both came from Ireland and lived in the Troy, Rensselaer County, NY area. Their seven children were James MCGEE (1835-1910), who married Eleanor BENNETT and died in Troy; Sarah MCGEE, who was born in about 1837; Elizabeth MCGEE (1838-1903), who married Richard LOWE and died in Troy; Margaret A. MCGEE, who was born in about 1839; Isabella MCGEE (1843-1915), who married William BOYD, died in Greenfield, MA and was buried in Troy; Emma MCGEE (or Emily MCGEE), who was born in about 1845, married James E. PALMER, died in 1916 in Dolgeville, Herkimer County, NY, and was buried in Troy; and David A. MCGEE (1847-1904), who married Anna M. DAWSON and died in Troy. Seeking the birthdates and birthplaces of David MCGEE and his wife Nancy HANKS and when and at what port they arrived in the USA. 0398

MCGOVERN, HENNESSEY, FLEMING. Seeking information about Frank J. MCGOVERN, who was born in the late 1800s in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY and died on Oct 25, 1940 in Troy. He married first Catherine HENNESSEY and married second Margaret I. FLEMING. His mother was Mary, and I am looking for his father. Frank and Catherine had two children: James MCGOVERN, born Feb 15, 1902, and Mary MCGOVERN, birthdate unknown, died at age 12. Fred Morse 0897

MCGRATH, John Thomas. Seeking history of John Thomas MCGRATH (son of Michael MCGRATH, born in Cork, Ireland, and Margaret MCNIERNEY). John Thomas MCGRATH was born on 12 June 1864 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, NY. They attended Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church and moved to Nebraska by the 1880s. Carol Wright 1297

MCGUE, BEAHAN. I am inquiring about descendants of John MCGUE (born circa 1805), his wife Mary BEAHAN, and their children Mary MCGUE (born in 1846), Patrick MCGUE (born in 1848) and Nicholas MCGUE (born in 1850). The family was located in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY in the 1850 census. I am also interested in seeing if there is any connection between this family and a Peter MCGUE who enlisted with the US Army in Troy in 1872 and who subsequently died with General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in Montana [in 1876]. Frank McGue 0898

MCKIE, WHITESIDE. Seeking information about the MCKIE and WHITESIDE families in Rensselaer County, NY. Dan Thomas 1297

MCMULLEN. Seeking information about John MCMULLEN, George MCMULLEN and Hugh MCMULLEN, who were listed in the 1790 census in Rensselaerwick. Whence did these fellows come? Douglas V. Smith 0997

MCMULLEN, Maria. Seeking information about Maria MCMULLEN [born?] in about Jan 1779 and baptised at the Dutch Reformed Church at Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY. Her parents were John MCMULLEN and Annatje HUYCK. Witnesses to the baptism were Martin MCGHIE and Ann LOYD (Ann LLOYD?). I believe they lived in Schodack, Rensselaer County, NY. Douglas V. Smith 0397

MCNAUGHTON, John. Seeking the date and place of the marriage of John MCNAUGHTON and Ann. John lived in Troy in 1850, at age 32. Who were John's parents? What was Ann's maiden name, and who were her parents? David Lee 0397

MCWADE/MCQUAID/MCQUADE, WALKER. Seeking information on Ellen MCWADE, who was born in 1801, in Rensselaer County, NY, and married Robert WALKER in 1823. They moved to Iowa in 1838. I would like info on her family, parents, siblings, etc. Sharon Foley 0298

MEEHAN, DONNELLY. Seeking information about Margaret MEEHAN, who was born in about 1912 and was married in about 1938 to William Emmett DONNELLY, who had been born in about 1910 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Margaret's father was Thomas MEEHAN; her mother is unknown. Margaret is believed to have been adopted. JoEllen Donnelly 0197

MENEELY/MCNEELY/MCNEALY, CUNNINGHAM. Seeking information about John MENEELY/MCNEELY and his wife Isabella CUNNINGHAM, born in about 1790 in Northern Ireland. John and Isabella had several children baptized at the First Presbyterian Church at Troy, Rensselaer County, NY between 1808 and 1817. I believe that John is a son of Andrew MENEELY, who came from Northern Ireland to NY in 1795, and who also had children baptized at the same church. Andrew MENEELY and his wife, Eleanor COBB, had one son, Andrew, born on 19 May 1802 in Troy, NY, who married Philena HANKS and started the Meneely Bell Foundry in West Troy. Andrew MENEELY, Jr. died on 14 Oct 1851 in West Troy and was an important member of the Dutch Reformed Church and had served two terms as president of the village of West Troy. I believe that my John MENEELY was a brother of Andrew, Jr., and therefore a son of Andrew MENEELY, Sr., but I have not found a definite connection. John Norris Buchanan 1298

MERRITT, Truman. Am looking for the ancestry of Truman MERRITT, who was born in 1800 in Rensselaer County, NY or in Dutchess County, NY. The 1800 census lists Stephen MERRITT and Daniel MERRITT residing in Rensselaer County, NY at that time. Could Truman belong to one of these men? Carol Erickson 0598

MESSENGER, SYBRANT. Seeking information about Daniel F. MESSENGER, who was born in May 1831 in Harmony, NY [Harmony Corners, Saratoga County, NY?] and died on Oct 6, 1912 in Throckmorton, Texas. He was married in June 1852 to Mary Molissie SYBRANT. Daniel's father and grandfather were also named Daniel and were from Rensselaer, NY. Where did the first Daniel come from? Broderbund says he was b. 1750-1849. Barbara 1097

MEYER, STALL. Seeking information about Henry MEYER. He was born in about 1777 and married Elizabeth STALL, who was born 1783. Their son Michael MEYER (1811-1886) married Elizabeth RAUCH (1812-1892). All located to Pendleton, Niagara County, NY in the 1850s. Looking for the parents of Henry MEYER and for their descendants still in Rensselaer County, NY or in the German Flatts area. 1297

MICHEL, WILEY. Seeking marriage and death information on the following children of Jeremias MICHEL and Elizabeth WILEY, born in Nassau, Rensselaer County, NY: Anna MICHEL, born 14 Sep 1804; John MICHEL, born 12 June 1806; David MICHEL, born 24 Aug 1807; Clary MICHEL, born 23 Mar 1809; Maritie MICHEL, born 26 Nov 1810; Henry MICHEL, born 24 Sep 1812; William MICHEL, born 3 Mar 1814; Jacob MICHEL, born 4 Oct 1815; and Andrew MICHEL, born 28 Aug 1817. Cidney Engberg 0297

MICKEL, WILEY. Jeremiah MICKEL married Elizabeth WILEY in 1801 in Columbia County, NY. Most of their children were born in Rensselaer County, NY. Seeking the parents of Elizabeth and her date of birth. Ken Kothe 0898

MILHIZER, ZWIEGER. Seeking information about Johannes MILHIZER, also known as John MILHIZER. he was born on 4 April 1819 in Stuttgart, Germany, and died on 1 August 1899 in Poestenkill, Rensselaer County, NY. He was buried in Rensselaer County, NY. He married Christina ZWIEGER, who was born in about 1831 and died on 25 January 1890; she also was buried in Rensselaer County, NY. They had eight children. Katherine Peterson Bittner 0201 [email address updated in March 2008]

MILLER, Warren P. I am looking for the birthplace of Warren P. MILLER, who was born in New York state on about July 23, 1820. His father was Peter MILLER, and his mother was Elizabeth; they were both born in NY state. The census of 1820 shows a Peter MILLER living in Sand Lake, Rensselear County, NY, who had a boy under 5 years of age living in his household. Would appreciate any help in either qualifying or disqualifying this Peter MILLER as a suspect. Don Cox 0598

MILLER, FELTON. Seeking information about the family of Charles Henry MILLER, who was born on 2 May 1816 in New York and was married on 3 May 1840 at Troy, Rensselaer County, NY to Lucinda FELTON, who had been born on 21 July 1812 in Brookfield, Massachusetts. Their children were S. Felton MILLER, born in 1844 in Troy, and Charles Amory Miller, born on 14 February 1847 in Troy. It is believed that Charles Henry Miller was a son of John MILLER and Mary WYGANT, who were both born in New York state. Lucinda FELTON was a daughter of Skelton FELTON, a War of 1812 veteran, who died in Troy on 22 December 1851, and of Lucinda ADAMS, who was born on 1 May 1783 in New Braintree, Massachusetts, and died on 1 May 1848, probably near Troy. Skelton's ancestry is well documented; Lucinda's is not known to us. Charles H. Miller married second on 23 April 1872 to Margaret FOREST. They had children John H. MILLER, born in about 1873 in Virginia (probably in Richmond), and Mary F. MILLER, born in 1876 in New York. Margaret's parents were born in Ireland. No other information on her family is known at this time. Charles H. MILLER died on 15 November 1888 in Jacksonville, Florida during a yellow fever epidemic. Robert L. Miller 0398

MILLIMAN, William and brother Asa. Seeking information about the ancestry of William MILLIMAN, who was born in about 1811 in Hoosick Falls or New Hoosick, both in Rensselaer County, NY. His brother Asa MILLIMAN was born in about 1812. I am corresponding with people who have information about their descendents. Sue Lockhart 0397

MILLIUS/MILLINS/MILLS, George. Seeking information about the family of George MILLIUS, also known as George MILLINS or George MILLS. He was born in about 1760-1765 and died in about 1839 in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, NY. His wife, Eve, died in about 1845. Children: Catharine MILLIUS, born in about 1786 in Rensselaer County, NY, married John FELLOWS; Elizabeth MILLIUS, born in 1787, married John LEWIS; Lydia MILLIUS, married Lemuel TUBBS, lived in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY in 1839; John MILLIUS, born in 1796 in Rensselaer County, NY, married Rhoda, lived in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, NY in 1839; George MILLIUS, born in about 1800, died before 1855, married Clarissa, lived in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, NY in 1839 (they had a son George MILLIUS, born in 1826). Mabry Benson 1297

MILLS, LEWIS. Seeking information about Daniel MILLS (1780-1853), who married Lucy LEWIS (1787-1867). Daniel MILLS is found in Rensselaer County, NY in the census of 1810. By 1838, he had moved to Oneida County, NY. He is buried in Oneida County. He was named as a witness on many wills in Rensselaer County, NY. History of Rensselaer County, NY by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester on page 550 names Daniel MILLS as a school commissioner in the section on Schools 1812-1813. His children include Katherine MILLS (1808-1865), married Daniel SCRIVEN; Benjamin MILLS, born in 1809 (was in charge of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, when John Brown stormed); Daniel MILLS, born in 1815; Lucy MILLS, born in 1818 married Job BRENNENSTUHL or BRENENSTUHL and moved to Oneida County in about 1854 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY; Sara MILLS, born in 1821; W.S. MILLS, born in 1825; James MILLS, born in 1829; Nathan MILLS, born in 1831; and Francis MILLS, born in 1833. Phyllis Draper 1298 [email address updated March 2006]

MITCHELL, CATONE. Searching for any information about my paternal grandfather, James MITCHELL, who was born in about 1860 in Italy and was married in about 1895 to Mary CATONE, who had also been born in about 1860 in Italy. He emigrated to the USA sometime before 1890 and lived in Plattsburgh, [Clinton County] NY, where he worked for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. James and Mary moved to Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, in about 1922; his name appears in the 1922 Troy City Directory, where he is listed as living at 2644 Sixth Avenue. James is employed as a laborer, probably still for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. They had several sons. My father, William MITCHELL, who I believe was the third oldest, eventually settled in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, NY. Others may have remained in Troy. I am looking for any information about James and Mary's movements after this period; more specifically, where they finally settled and where they are buried. James J. and Linda M. Mitchell 0400

MITCHELL, Isabella. I am looking for information on an Isabella MITCHELL with three children. We found her in the city directory of Troy in 1860, 1861, and 1862. The information on the census in 1860 indicates she was working in a paper mill. Then she drops off the information trail. I believe that one of her children was a Walter MITCHELL and am trying to locate his father, Robert MITCHELL, or what happened to him. Also, I need to know what happened to her and to her children after 1862. Connie Rahn 0498

MOON, BRIGGS. Seeking information about John MOON, Jr., who was born in about 1785 and died on 13 April 1837 in Gerry Co New York [sic - there is no such county in New York state as Gerry County]. He left a wife, Polly BRIGGS MOON, and nine children. We believe his parents to be John MOON, who died on 2 January 1822, and Ruth MOON, who died on 28 July 1825. They are buried on Robert Midnight's Farm in North Stephenton, [Rensselaer County] NY. Need proof of birth and any other proof available. Mary Fiorini 0497

MOON, SEELY. Looking for the parents of, the siblings of or the marriage information and connections to John H. MOON, also called Henry MOON. He was born in 1833 in Raymertown, NY (in the Pittstown area of Rensselaer County, NY). The date and place of his death is unknown. He married Elmira SEELEY, also known as Almira SEALY, who was bornin about 1838 in Petersburg, Rensselaer County, NY. It is believed that they were married in Petersburg, NY. Elmira died in 1891 in the Stephentown area. No record has been found of where either was buried. Their children, all believed to have been born in Petersburg, NY, were 1) William H. MOON, born in 1858; 2) George MOON, born in 1862; 3) John Henry MOON, born in 1869, married Cynthia HALL, lived mainly in Bennington, Bennington County, VT, and died there (he was a butcher); 4) John W. MOON, born in 1864, married Hannah D. KING or KEHN, daughter of Ralph KING or KEHN and Hannah CAMPBELL, in November 1887 in Pittstown or Stephentown, NY; 5) Elmira MOON, born in 1867/1868, who may also be ELLA LABARNES (she was widowed at age 12); 6) Mary A. MOON, born in 1863, married in 1881 in Vermont to George MOON, son of David E. MOON, born in October 1825, and Mary S. HEWES of Bennington, VT (It is believed that there is an unknown relationship between this David MOON and John H. (Henry) MOON (1833). Mary LABARNES/LABARRON/LEBARON/LE BARON, born in 1863, widowed, shows up on an 1880 Census, and it is believed that this indicates a possible prior marriage for Mary A. MOON); 7) Emma MOON, born in 1870/1871; 8) Edgar MOON, born in 1874; 9) James MOON, born in 1875, married in April 1893 in Stephentown, NY to Hattie CHURCH; 10) Edwin MOON, born in 1879; 11) Charles H. MOON, born in April 1876, married in 1906 in Stephentown, NY to Clara D. HOUGHTALING and had 10 children. Dawn M. Dunn 0798

MOONEY, CARNEY. Seeking information about Pierson J. MOONEY, also known as Pierce MOONEY. He was a son of Patrick MOONEY and Bridget MCGUIRE or MAGUIRE), who settled in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY in around 1865. He and his family (parents, brothers and sister) came to America from Ireland in about 1864-1865. He married Mary A. CARNEY, a daughter of Michael CARNEY and Bridget BIRMINGHAM, in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, NY in 1874. He and Mary lived in Troy until 1893, when the family moved to Hoosick Falls. Mary died in 1918, and Pierce died in 1921, both in Hoosick Falls. Both Pierce MOONEY and Mary CARNEY came from Ireland. Have looked at Renselaer County documents but cannot find a place of origin/birth for them. 1298

MORAN, Sarah. Seeking information about Sarah MORAN, who was born on 28 February 1851 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Her parents were John MORAN of NY and (?) of Ireland. Two of her siblings may have been Joseph MORAN and Annie or Ann MORAN. Maggee Smith 0397 [email address updated in August 2003]

MOREHEAD, Robert. Seeking information about the descendants of Robert MOREHEAD, who was born in 1835 in Northern Ireland and died on 1 February 1902 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Also seeking information concerning his first wife, Elizabeth, and his second wife, Louisa CASKEY. There are apparently no surviving descendants from sons James MOREHEAD, John MOREHEAD, or Frederick MOREHEAD; however, there may be descendants of daughters Martha MOREHEAD (married surname SCHAUWECKER), Elizabeth MOREHEAD, Nellie MOREHEAD, or Margaret MOREHEAD (married surname SEBRING). 0898

MORGAN, MURPHY. Seeking information about the family of Joseph MORGAN, who was born in 1851 in Oswego County, NY, and married Katherine MURPHY of Tipperary, Ireland. They had at least five children: George MORGAN, born in December 1871 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; Fred MORGAN; Kathrine MORGAN; and Cecile MORGAN. Denise Damm 0397 [email address updated in March 2004]

MORRIS, Timothy Hand. My ancestor, Timothy Hand MORRIS, was born in NY state in 1821, county unknown. Is he the same Timothy MORRIS enumerated in the 1850 Census in the Eighth Ward of Troy, Rensselaer County, NY? He would have been 29 and single at the time and left for Wisconsin soon afterwards. Mike Zucchiatti 0297

MORRISSEY, MONAHAN. Desire information on Mary MORRISSEY MONAHAN and Johanna MORRISSEY CASSIDY of Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, NY. Were these two women sisters? Were their parents Patrick MORRISSEY and Margaret CALLAGHAN? Were they born in County Carlow, Ireland? Mary MORRISSEY MONAHAN was the wife of Patrick MONAHAN and the mother of Thomas MONAHAN, John MONAHAN, Ellen MONAHAN, Alice MONAHAN, Patrick MONAHAN, James MONAHAN, Margaret MONAHAN, Anastasia MONAHAN and Michael MONAHAN. Johanna MORRISSEY CASSIDY was the wife of John CASSIDY and the mother of Rose CASSIDY, Margaret Alice CASSIDY (Sister Bertha Joseph), William CASSIDY and Mary Catherine CASSIDY. Mary MORRISSEY MONAHAN may have died in 1912, and Johanna MORRISSEY CASSIDY may have died in 1888, but I can't vouch for the dates. Would welcome any information about the MONAHANs and the CASSIDYs of Hoosick Falls, NY. John R. Rohde, II 0298

MORSE, Charles H. Seeking information about my great-great-grandfather Charles H. MORSE, who fought in the Civil War. His enlistment papers say he was born in Troy, NY, which is in Rensselaer County, NY. His birthdate is not listed, but the papers say that he was 24 when he enlisted on 18 August 1864. Rick Morse 0297

MOSELEY/MOSLEY/MOSELY. Seeking information about Roland MOSELEY, also known as Rowland MOSELEY. He is listed in the 1820 US Census in Rensselaer County, NY. Did Roland have a daughter named Elizabeth MOSELEY, and did she marry a Mr. ROSS? Several ROSSes were listed in the same township as Roland. Some of these families moved to Canada and then to Bureau County, IL. Kathryn L. Garcia 0397

MOSHER, POTTER. Seeking information about John Mosher, Jr., who was born in 1793 in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY and married Elizabseth POTTER, who was born in 1793 in Washington County, NY. Terry Block 1298

MURRAY, Daniel. Seeking information about Daniel MURRAY, who was born on Oct 28, 1807 in Rensselear County, NY. His mother and brother had arrived within a month of his birth to this country from Northern Ireland. His father, Alexander MURRYA, had died on the voyage. His brother's name was William MURRAY. They lived in Rensselear County until 1823, when they moved to Monroe County, NY. Does anyone know of this family? Does anyone know of a probable arrival port? Diana Begeman 0697

MYERS, Michael. Need ancestral information on Michael MYERS, who was born in about 1812 and is purported to have been born and/or raised in Rensselaer County, NY. He was a shoemaker. Michael had at least one brother, Erastus MYERS. Michael MYERS is likely to have become widowed, whereupon he moved to Springport, NY, (present-day Union Springs, Cayuga County, NY) with three to five grown sons. He then remarried to a Caroline SCHENCK and had five more children; the youngest, Martin Lee MYERS, was born in 1848. Ron Myers 1298

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