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THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHANN (JOHANNES) RAU BELOW SHOW THE VARIOUS LINES THRU THE ROWE IMMIGRANT NICHOLAS RAU BOTH THRU A DUMOND CONNECTION AND A DIRECT ROWE LINE. Note that generation #3 Catharina Elisabetha Rowe 1696 - 1771 and her marriage to Johann Philipp Feller 1698 - 1765 start the descent thru the DUMOND line. The ROWE line begins with the marriage of generation #3 Johannes Rowe 1699 - 1768 IMMIGRANT TO AMERICA 1709 and Anna Cathrina Magdalena Salbach 1700 -

Descendants of Johann (Rau) Rowe

1 Johann (Rau) Rowe dates unknown

.... +??? ??? Wife of Johann Rau

PARENTAGE: to date the only clue to Nicholas's ancestry is the notation of the name of his father, "Johann Rau" in the marriage record below.

MARRIAGE OF SON, NICHOLAS: Henry Z. Jones, THE PALATINES OF NY: "Marriage of Niclaus Rau and Gertraud Steinkopf, 3 Jan 1696, in the Oppenheim Lutheran Church, Oppenheim in the Pfaltz; Johann Rau of Hohen-Selsen in Grafschaft Falkenstein. Johann is listed as father of Niclaus."

......... 2 Nicholas (Rau) Rowe 1659 - 1742 -- IMMIGRANT TO AMERICA 1710 -- married............... +(Maria) Gertraud Steinkopf (1659 - 1742) -- Daughter of Johan Wilhelm Steinkopf (1638-1699/00) and Anna Maria Quint, Married: citizen and butcher and churchelder at St. Catharinen, married d/o Jost Quint -- formerly citizen and landlord Zum Schwan, 25 Aug 1661 (Oppenheim Luth. Chbk).

MARRIAGE: Oppenheim Lutheran Church, Oppenheim in Pfaltz, 3 Jan 1696, son of Johannes Rau, of Hohen-Selsen in Grafshaft Falkenstein.

THE SURNAME: various spellings of the surname, and given names are recorded. The eventual Anglicized version will be used for the descendants so that an alphabetized index will result.

IMMIGRATED: from Oppenheim in Pfaltz, Germany in 1710

THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK, by Henry Z. Jones, pp. 747-51: "Niclaus (1) Rauch (Rau) (Governor Hunter's List - #583, Niclaus Rauch was a resident of Oppenheim in the Pfaltz, according to the marriage record of his daughter, Catharina Elisabetha (Rauh) to Johann Philipp Feller (son of Niclaus of Guntersblum in the Earldom of Leinnig-Hartenburg). This marriage is recorded in the West Camp [German settlement, west side of Hudson River] Lutheran churchbook.

"The town of origin of Niclaus was then 6504 Oppenheim, twenty-two km. south of Wiesbaden. (The churchbooks in Oppenheim begin in 1650 for St. Sebastian Lutheran Church, and 1672 for the St. Catharina Reformed Church.) Nicolaus (1) Rau (same as above) recorded as the son of the late Johannes Rau, inhabitant of Hohen-Silsen (Hohen-Sulzen?) in the Grafschaft Falkenstein, according to the record of Nicolaus' marriage to Gertraud Steinkopf (daughter of Master Wilhelm Steinkopf, a citizen and butcher here), in the Oppenheim Lutheran Church on 3 January 1696. (The above Master Wilhelm Steinkopf was also known as Johann Wilhelm Steinkopf and was the son of Johann Steinkopf, citizen and butcher and churchelder at St. Catharinen, who amrried Anna Maria Quint, daughter of Jost Quint, formerly citizen and landlord Zum Schwan, in the Oppenheim Reformed Church on 25 Aug 1661. The Oppenheim Reformed Churchbook also records that Joh. Wilhelm Steinkopf died 31 Jan 1700, aged 61-2-6. Hans (the above Wilhelm or Johann Wilhelm) is also recorded at the time of his marriage as the son of the late Hans Steinkopf, formerly citizen and butcher here, married Magdalena, widow of Ersten Hanstrager, formerly butcher in Worms (Oppenheim Ref. Churchb.) Niclaus (1) Rau, apparently, was listed twice on the emigration rolls in Holland: as Nicolaes Rau or Ram, with his wife and four children. They were in the Third party and are recorded one name from Bastian Braein or Braun, and also in the Fifth party as Niklass Rau or Ram, his wife and four children, on Capt. Francois Waren's ship, again noted one name from Bastian Broun. (In addition, a Nicolass Ruch, his wife and five children were on Capt. Duk's ship in the Fourth party of 1709 in Holland (Rotterdam Lists).) Niclaus (1) Rauch made his first appearance on the Hunter Lists 30 June 1710 wirh three persons over ten years of age. The household was recorded with four persons over ten years of age on 4 Aug 1710. As Nikals Rou he was naturalized on 8 and 9 Sept 1715 (Kingston Naturalizations)."

NATURALIZATION: as Nikals Rou, 8/9 September, 1715, ULSTER COUNTY DEED BOOK, BB, pp386/7.

As Nicolaus Rauh he is recorded with his wife and children at Heessberg about 1716/17 in the Simmendinger Register. As Necolas Rou he first appears on the tax rolls in the North Ward in 1717/18, and continued until June 1748 (Dutchess County Tax Lists) As Necolas Row he appears as a "surveyor of ye High Ways," in the North Ward in 1724 (Dutchess County Supervisor's Records). He is also mentioned in the Albany Protocol, pages 42 and 47, in 1732. Land Bounty Rights, Ulster Co. Militia service.


MILITARY: As Nicolas Rouw he is on the list of the "foot company of Mallitia" for the town of Shawangunk, under the command of Cap'n Nicolas Hoffman in Collo. Jacob Rutsen's Ulster Co. Regt. in 1715 (Report of State Historian, Vol.I,p.564).

** [Nicolas was enrolled in the same militia company as my (RAR) maternal ancestor Jan Baptist Dumond (whose great grandson, John Dumond, married Catherine Shaver, who will probably be proven to have been the great great granddaughter of this Nicolas Rowe (Nicholas's daughter, Catherine Elizabeth, married John Philipp Feller; their daughter, Gertraud married Johann Adam Shaver; they had a son, Adam, who married Magdalena Zufeldt, and had daughter, Catherine, who married John Dumond; their son, Henry Dumond, married Elizabeth Henrietta Finkle (Hendricks), and were the parents of my grandmother, Ida Bell Dumond Edwards (Gavett)).

BAPTISMAL SPONSORS:

Nicolas was a sponsor with wife, "Geertruy Steenhop," at baptism of Johannes Gerrith, son of Johannes Gerrith and Maria Sedwich, 1 Aug 1731, Dutch Reformed Church, Rhinebeck Flats, NY.

Also, sponsor with wife at baptism of Petrus Janse, son of Petrus Janse and Annaatjen Bosselyn, 23 May 1742, Dutch Ref. Ch., Rhinebeck Flats.

Also, sponsor with wife "Maria Gertrude" at baptism of their granddaughter, Maria Gertrude Bernhardt, 25 Oct 1741, at "West Camp" (Loonenburg Lutheran Churchbook.)

Also, sponsor as "Niclas Rauw" with wife "Gertraud" at baptism of Johann Nicolaus Waldorff, son of Englebertus Waldorff and Gertraud Jungblut, born 19 Mar 1838, baptized at Rhinebeck (Loonenburg Luth. Churchbook)

The births of their first three children are recorded at St. Sebastian. He is first called a day worker and an inhabitant (not citizen) of Oppenheim. On the second child's birth record he is called a citizen. But on the third child's birth record he is again an inhabitant. They may have left the city after 1702, as the next two children do not appear in the records of either Protestant church there.

Ancestry of Gertraud Steinkopf

Gertraud Steinkopf was baptized at St. Katharinen on 8 March 1674. She and Niclaus Rau were married at St. Sebastian's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, 3 January 1696.

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.................... 3 Catharina Elisabetha Rowe 1696 - 1771 and her marriage to Johann Philipp Feller 1698 - 1765 -- IMMIGRANT TO AMERICA 1710 -- LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

BAPTISM: It is uncertain whether the date, January 2, 1697, is that of her birth or baptism, as it is recorded as "born" in the baptismal records of the Oppenheim Lutheran Church. Her sponsor was Cath. Elisab. daughter of the late Georg Hass.

** Catharina through her marriage to Johann Philipp Feller, and the marriage of their daughter, Gertraud, to Johann Adam Shaver, continues the Rowe decendancy through the Fellers and Shavers to Catherine Shaver, who married John Dumond in 1791.

Catherine survived her husband. Philip Veller's widow was on the Rhinebeck tax list of 1765-66 (Dut. Tax Lists). She may have died soon after this date, or shortly after 1771; or continued to live with the Rau or Feller families. She was probably the Catherine Feller who acted as a sponsor with her son Philip, Nov. 16, 1771 (R.L)."

.................... 3 Johannes Rowe 1699 - 1768 IMMIGRANT TO AMERICA 1710 -- (SEE BELOW AFTER DUMOND LINE)

*......................... +Johann Philipp Feller 1698 - 1765 -- IMMIGRANT TO AMERICA 1710 -- LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

MARRIAGE: "Johann Philipp Feller, son of Niclaus of Guntersblum in Earldom of Leinnig-Hartenburg," 1 Sep 1716, St. Paul's Lutheran Ch.,West Camp, Ulster Co.
(West Camp Lutheran Churchbook)

BAPTISMAL SPONSORS:

"Oct. 10, 1714, Philip and Catherine acted together as sponsors (W.C.), [fn. 'It was a German custom to honor engaged couples by inviting them to act together as sponsors'] and from then on until Jan. 28, 1769 (R.G.), sponsoring among others the children of their daughters Gertraud (m. Johann A. Shaver), Elizabeth (m. Frederick Shaver) and Rebecca (m. Samuel Hener). They were probably the 'Mr. Feller and his wife from Rhinebeck,' who acted as sponsors for a daughter of Lucas Sternberg and Catherine Feller on Feb. 9, 1748, in Schoharie (Sch. L.). Catherine survived her husband. Philip Veller's widow was on the Rhinebeck tax list of 1765-66 (Dut. Tax Lists). She may have died soon after this date; or continued to live with the Rau or Feller families. She was probably the Catherine Feller who acted as a sponsor with her son Philip, Nov. 16, 1771 (R.L)."

Sponsor as "Phlep Fuller," with "Cattarina Row" at baptism of "Phlep" s/o "Nicolaes Fuller and Anna Maria Nier," 3 Jul 1743.

DEATH: date for Johann -- Herman Witthoft suggests 1768, but his "widow" is on the Rhinebeck tax list in 1765-66.

NOTE: NYGBR, 1932, pp. 247-48.

............................... 4 Johann Niclaus Feller 1717 -

BAPTIZED: 11 Aug 1717, St. Paul's Luth. Church, West Camp, Ulster Co., NY. Parents: "Joh. Philipp Feller, Cathar: Elisabeth;" sponsor: "Joh. Niclaus Rau."

............................... 4 Johannes Feller 1718/19 - 1791

*.............................. 4 Gertraud Feller 1720 - 1772 married Johann Adam (Shaffer) Shaver 1714/15 - 1772 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

*..................................... +Johann Adam (Shaffer) Shaver 1714/15 - 1772

Johann Adam (Shaffer) Shaver March 22, 1714/15 - Bef. October 14, 1772

BAPTIZED: 3 Apr 1715, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West Camp, Ulster Co., NY. Parents: "Just Henrich Schaster, Agnes." Sponsors: "Johann Adam Fridrich and wife, Regina."

CONFIRMATION: (HANK JONES) "He was confirmed 22 June 1731 at Beekman's Mill (N.Y. City Luth. Chbk.)"

NOTE: (HJ) "Johann Adam made his initial appearance on tax rolls in 1735/36 in the North Ward (Dutchess Co. Tax Lists)."

A 1759 letter to him from Robert G. Livingston is found in Smith's History of Rhinebeck," p. 99.

WILL: NY Hist. Soc. Abstracts, vol. VIII, p.73, proved 14 Oct 1772.
"The will of Adam Shafer of Rhinebeck Precinct was dated 14 January 1772 and probated 14 Oct 1772 (Fernow Wills #1587)." (HJ)

........................................... 5 Catharine Shaver 1736 -

BAPTIZED: 17 Oct 1736, Dutch Ref. Church, Kingston. Parents: "Adam Schever, Gertrouwt Veller." Sponsors: (grandparents) "Philip Veller and Catharin Rauin."

........................................... 5 Anna Shaver 1737 -

Sponsor as "Annatie Shaver," with "Johannes Segener" at baptism of "Rebecca Shaver" d/o Adam Shaver and Lenah Zufelt," 21 Oct 1781.

........................................... 5 Elizabeth Shaver 1738 - 1825

BURIED: Wager Cem., near Ghent, Coumbia Co., aged 87.

........................................... 5 Susannah Shaver 1739 -

BAPTIZED: 8 Jul 1739, Reformed Church, Kingston, Parents: "Adam Schever, Gertrout Weller." Sponsors: "Henrich Schever and Angenes Seibel."

........................................... 5 Jacob Shaver 1741 - 1821

MARRIAGE: Reforned Church, Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess Co., ""Jacob Schever, j.m. and Eva Sickner, j.d. born and living in Rhynbeck Praecinct."

Children baptized at Reformed Church, Claverack; Lutheran churches, Rhinebeck. (HJ)

........................................... 5 Rebecca Shaver 1748 -

BAPTIZED: 4 Sep 1748, St. Peter's Luth. Church (Stone Church), Rhinebeck. Parents: "Adam Scheffer, Gertraut." Sponsors: "Philip Feller, Catharina."
She was twin to "Magdalena" whose sponsors were: "Joh: Valentin Scheffer and wife, Maria Barbara."

........................................... 5 Magdalena Shaver 1748 -

........................................... 5 Magdalena Shaver 1759

BAPTIZED: 2 Sep 1759, Reformed Church, Rhinebeck Flats. Parents: "Adam Scheever, Geertrui Feller." Sponsors: "Zacharia Feller and Marytje Reichardt."

*.......................................... 5 Adam Shaver 1752 - 1805 married Magdalena (Eleanor?) Zufeldt 1752 - 1815 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

BAPTISM: 2 Jul 1752, Rhinebeck Flats Ref. Ch., Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co.; Parents: "Adam Schever, Geertrui Feller;" Sponsors: "David Rheichart, Elisabeth Schever."

Buried, first, with wife "Eleanor,"in the Shavertown Cemetery; removed to Andes (New Shavertown) Cemetery, CEMETERY REINTERMENTS, Miller/Rowe, 1996.

Adam may have been married twice unless Magdalena Zufeldt was also named, or called "Eleanor." [Probably her middle, or first, name was Eleanor, as she is called Lenah in many church records.]

1790 US Census: Town of Livingston, Columbia Co., Adam Shaver, 1 male 16 years ans upward, 1 male under 16, 1 female (located next door to Hendrick Shaver).

1790 US Census: Town of Middletown (portion which became Colchester), Ulster Co. (portion which became Delaware): Adam Schaver, 1 male 16 and upward, 5 males under 16, 5 females (located between Phillip Bernhart and Jacob Schaver, with Frederick Miller and John Schaver as close neighbors.

HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY, Jay Gould, says that Jacob, Adam and John Shaver came to Dela. Co. from Dutchess Co. in 1794 -- but this is probably in error.

*................................................ +Magdalena (Eleanor?) Zufeldt 1752 - 1815 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

Known as "Lenah Zufelt" in Dutch Ref. Church, Rhinebeck Flats Churchbook, and as "Eleanor" on her gravestone.

*..................................................... 6 Catherine Shaver 1773 - 1859 married John Dumond 1767 - 1837 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

NOTES:
Proof of the ancestry of Catherine Shaver, who married John Dumond about 1791 is very important to this research. If she is the daughter of Adam, and granddaughter of Johann Adam Shaver and Gertraud Feller, and great granddaughter of Johann Philipp Feller and Catharina Elisabetha Rau, then her Rau line unites my [RAR] Rowe and Dumond lines about 1791, which come together again with the marriage of my father (Ernest Lorenzo Rowe) and mother (Winifred Elizabeth Edwards) in 1925, about 134 years later. Of course it also unites all of the descendants of John and Catherine.

In a report by Herman W. Witthoft, Sr., entitled:" The Ancestors of Catherine Schaffer, Robert Rowe's 2nd Great Grandmother," 29 Mar 1996, Herman writes: "Note: There is some question as to whether or not this Catherine [Shaver/Shaffer] married John Dumond. Florence Prehn, a noted genealogical researcher, thinks she is. All of the dates match pretty well. So I'm adding the marriage and descendants to my files."

Florence Prehn provided me (RAR) with charts of the various Shaver/Schafer/ Schaffer lines, in which she indicates a tenuous descent of Catherine from Adam, by a dotted line: "Catherine 1773? -- m. John Dumond, 1791."

ANALYSIS OF DATA RELEVANT OT CATHERINE SHAVER TO DATE, Sept. 1996:

According to the 1855 NY State Census Catherine Shaver Dumond was born in Dutchess Co. and moved to Delaware Co. in 1786.

If the 1855 Census data is correct Catherine was probably born into a Shaver/Schaffer/ Schafer household in Dutchess Co. in 1773. This would fit with the birthplace of her presumed siblings and the residence of their father, Adam Schaffer. The only inconsistency is in the date of the movement of the Adam Shaver family, and/or family members, from Dutchess to Delaware County. Herman Whittoft's report shows that Catherine's presumed siblings, Petrus (born and baptized in 1788); William Helmus (born and baptized in 1790); Sara (born and baptized in 1793) were all supposed to have been born in Dutchess Co., or at least baptized there. An additional sibling, John (born 1795/98) has no location of birth or baptism in the Whittoft data. [An examination of the entry for the place of birth plus the number of years that each had lived in Delaware Co. in the 1850-1880 (including the NY 1855) censuses may throw some light on these birthplaces. It is possible that some were born in Delaware Co. and baptized in Dutchess -- especially since the early children: Lena, born 12 August 1779, was baptized 29 August 1779; Rebecca, born 25 September 1781, was baptized 21 October 1781; Henry, born 5 January 1784, was baptized 22 February 1784. In each of these instances the child was baptized within a month of birth. With the next children: Philippus, born 28 December 1785, in Rhinebeck, was not baptized until 28 May 1786; Petrus, born 17 Jan 1788, was not baptized until 2 June 1788; William Helmus, born 29 May 1790 was baptized 7 January 1791; and Sara, born 29 July 1792 was baptized 9 June 1793 -- from five months to a year after birth. These children may not have been baptized in Dutchess Co. but by the minister from the Dutchess Co. church who traveled to Delaware Co. and recorded it in the church books in Dutchess -- which was a common practice. If the 1855 Census entry, indicating that Catherine moved from Dutchess to Delaware Co. in 1786 is right, then the movement of the presumed family could have occurred between to time of the birth of Phillipus, on 28 Dec 1785 and his baptism on 28 May 1786.]

The Federal Census, 1790 shows an Adam Schaver in the Town of Middletown, Ulster Co. (the portion which became Delaware, Town of Colchester), with 1 male over 16; 5 males under 16; and 5 females. (There is also a John Shaver in the same locality, with 1 male under 16; 1 over; and 2 females.) Both households had a female, besides the wife, who could be Catherine. [There is also a Jacob Schaver in the same community.]
It is possible that Catherine could have moved the Delaware Co. in 1786, at about 13 years of age, to work or live in another household. And it is also possible that Adam Shaver, her supposed father, moved at that time. The Adam Shaver in the 1800 US Census in Delaware Co. is assumed to be the Adam who died in the county in 1805.

It is also possible that Catherine's memory (or of whoever gave the information to the census enumerator in 1855) of the date she moved to Delaware Co. was not clear after 60 years.

Adam Shaver and his wife, Magdalena (Eleanor) (Zufeldt) moved to Delaware Co. before 1800, and probably before 1795, since their son Georg, born 28 July 1777, died in October of 1795 in Andes, and was buried in the Shaver Hollow Cemetery. Unless Georg, who was just past 18 years of age, had moved to Delaware Co. by himself between the time of the birth and baptism of his sister, Sara; born 1792, and baptized 9 June 1793; the whole family moved -- and if between 1793 and 1795, why not 1786?

The marriage date of Catherine Shaver to John Dumond has not been verified, to date. Neither has the birth date of William Helmus, son of John and Catherine, been verified; but Florence Prehn suggests it was about 1796. If Eleanor (Lania) was the first child, born in 1792, then Catherine Shaver was probably still in the household of her father at the time of the 1790 Census, and her marriage to John Dumond probably occurred about 1791. The name "Lania" by which she was generally known may well be the shortened version of the name of her presumed grandmother "Magdalena." Magdalena Zufeldt also appears in some baptismal records as "Eleanor," which might indicate that both of her names ( if they were two names, and not merely versions of the same name) were passed on to her granddaughter, Eleanor (Magda)lana Dumond.

Further, supporting the theory that Catherine Shaver was part of the family of Adam and Magdalena (Eleanor) is the fact the William Helmus Shaver (presumably the brother of Catherine) was one of the executors of Catherine's will which was executed in 1839. William Helmus died before the probate of Catherine's will, in 1860, "three or four years -- or longer [before]" as testified to by John Yaple at the probate hearing. William Helmus Shaver died March 30, 1855, which conforms to Yaple's testimony. (Catherine and John Dumond named their first son William Helmus, and he was born about 6 years after William Helmus Shaver, presumed brother of Catherine.)

Additionally, Catherine Shaver may have been named for her presumed grandmother, Catharina Elisabetha Rau, wife of Johann Philipp Feller, and/or her aunt Catharina Feller, the first child of Catharina Rau and Johann Feller.

Finally, both the presumed great-grandfather of Catherine, Nicholas Rowe, and the great-grandfather of John Dumond, Jan Baptist Dumond, served in the same Ulster Co. militia regiment in 1715, and apparently the two families knew each other from that time.

RECORDS RELATED TO CATHERINE DUMOND:

Catherine (Katherine) Shaver Dumond was reintered from Arena (Old) to Margaretville Cemetery.

Old Stone Schoolhouse, School #10, Town of Middletown, records show one "child or resident of household of C. Dumond" (1857); and "Cathern Dumond, Oct. 1858 - Sept. 1859" in attendance -- probably a grandchild living with her.

CATHERINE DUMOND'S WILL: Sept. 3, 1860, F, 252, Surrogate Court, Delhi, NY.

[Catherine's will, which apparently was written on 23 Nov 1839, prepared by Samuel McCabe and witnessed by Samuel Gavett and Jacob Myers, was probated 3 Sept. 1860 and contested 27 Nov. 1860. File Box #1, contains what appears to be the "original" handwritten records made by, or for, the Judge, but not the actual will prepared by and for Catherine in 1839. Apparently the "clerk" who transcribed these papers into the Will Book made errors, or changes and/or insertions, which I [RAR] indicate in square brackets [ ]. There appears to have been a dispute over the conditions of the will -- and a challenge to it's legality. The will, as recorded in the Will Book names Henry Dumond as sole heir to all of Catherine's estate. Henry was an unmarried son, aged 55 (he married a widow with several children in 1862). In the 1850 and 1860 Censuses his property was valued at $2,000. In 1870 the value of his real property was $10,000 and $1,000 in personal assets. ]

File Box #1 -- LEGAL NOTICE: Albany Atlas & Argus, the State Paper:

"George W. Quakenbush, of the city of Albany, being duly sworn, says that he is the Foreman in the office of the Albany Atlas & Argus, the State Paper, and that the notice of which the annexed is a printed copy, has been regularly published in said Albany Atlas & Argus, once in each week, for 6 weeks successively, commencing on the 12th day of July, 1860. [signed: Geo. W. Quackenbush]

"CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY, The people of the State of New York, to Henry Dumond, Mrs. Rebecca Hewitt, John Tate, James Tate, Jr., Ellen Tate, Henry Yaple, Isadore Dumond, John H. Dumond, Ann Eliza Dumond, Edward Dumond and James W. Dumond, Catherine Kettle, Sally Kettle, Eunice Yaple and Ferris Jacobs, Jr., special guardian, on probate for Daniel Tate and Margret Tate, James Dumond and Margaret Ann Dumond, minors, all of Delaware County, N.Y.; Maria Gregory, residing in Sullivan County, N.Y.; William D. Yaple, residing in Iowa, but in what particular place cannot be ascertained; Mrs. Sarah Morgan, residing in Illinois, but in what particular place cannot be ascertained, and John H. Dumond, whose residence cannot be ascertained.

"You are hereby cited and required personally to be and appear before our surrogate of our county of Delaware, at his office in the village of Delhi, in said county, on the 3rd day of September next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to attend the probate of the last will and testament of real and personal estate of Catherine Dumond, deceased, which will then and there be offered for that purpose, on the application of John Yaple, an executor in said will.

"Given under the hand and seal of office of our said surrogate, at the village of Delhi, aforesaid, the 9th day of July, 1860. W.M. Gleason, Surrogate"

** Those personally served were: James W. Dumond, Edward Dumond, Ellen Tate, John Tate, James Tate, Jr., Daniel Tate, Margaret Tate, Henry Dumond, Rebecca Hewitt, Henry Yaple, Ann Eliza Dumond, Margaret Dumond, Jane Dumond, Maria Gregory, Izadore Dumond, and F. Jacobs, Jr. (Special guardian).
These names appear on lists in File Box #1, along with the official citation.

Will Book, p. 252: "Catherine Dumond's Will

"Be it remembered that at a Surrogate's Court held at Delhi in and for the county of Delaware (^ Sept. 30, 1860) the last Will and testament of Catherine Dumond was duly proved before Wm Gleason Surrogate of Delaware county and by him declared and adjudged proved valid and established as a Will of real & personal estate and the same together with the proofs and examinations taken thereon are here recorded towit.
" ' I, Catherine Dumond of the town of Middletown [and?] County of Delaware and State of New York, relict of John Dumond of the town county and state aforesaid, being of a sound disposing mind and in order after my death that my earthly goods may be properly disposed of -- do make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament for the purposes hereafter mentioned --
"First: after my decease my body to have a decent burial --
" I give and bequeath to my son Henry Dumond all my real and personal estate in my possession at my death for him to dispose of as he pleases, hereby revoking all former wills by me (^ heretofore) made. And I do furthermore ordain and appoint Wm Shaver of the town of Andes and John Yaples of Middletown of the county of Delaware and State of New York, Executors of this my last Will & Testament. As witness my hand and seal this twenty third day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine (^ signed) Sealed and delivered in presence of
Samuel McCabe her
Samuel Gavett Catherine x Dumond L.S.
his mark
Jacob x Myers
mark

"Delaware County Surrogate's Court"


Will Book, p. 253:

"In the matter of the Probate of the
last will & testament of Catherine Delaware County s.s.
Dumond decd as a will of real and
personal estate

"Jacob Myers of Middletown in said county being duly sworn says, I was acquainted with Catherine Dumond deceased from a child. Most of the time I have lived within less than a mile of her. In November [original copy, File box #1: abbreviates month: Nov] 1839 I lived in less than a mile of her. I think this instrument was brought to my house (^the Will being shown Witness) Mr. McCabe and Helmus Shaver came there & I think one of them brought it. Mrs. Catherine Dumond came with them -- She told me she had made a Will and she had come for me to witness it. She said it was her last Will and testament & she requested me & Mr. Gavett to subscribe as Witnesses & I and Mr. Gavett signed it there, when she was present. I believed her to be of sound mind. She was a widow of full legal age to make a Will. She appeared to act of her own free will & was under no restraint as far as I knew. Mr. McCabe is dead as I understand it. I am not quite as positive that Mr. McCabe was there, but I think he was. I know she and Mr. Shaver were. his
Jacob x Myers
mark
"Cross-exd -- She talked more. I think she said it was her last Will and testa-
ment. I think she made that statement. I think one of the men brought it & that one of them took it away. I did not write my name. I made my mark. I think this is the same paper. There is nothing in particular from which [ the original copy contains the word "that" with "from which" inserted] I can say it is the same paper, but I think it is. I could not tell from the hand-writing. I do try to write my name sometimes. It is very bad writing though. I could not tell the mark if cut (^out) or I seen it anywhere else whether I ever made it or not. Might be a writing got up & I deceived, but I should suppose that to be the same paper. I will not swear positively but from the looks I believe [the original uses the word "think" rather than "believe"] it the same paper -- I never wrote my name to the paper. his
Jacob x Myers
mark
"Reg.
I subscribed the instrument by making my mark to it that she declared to be her last Will & testament & and I think this is the paper. I was never called upon only this one time to execute (^any such) instrument with her. I think Mr. McCabe was a man who drew writings for his neighbors
his
Jacob x Myers
mark
"Sworn before me
Sept. 3d 1860. Wm Gleason Surrogate.

"Contestants Counsel asks to have the testimony of Mr. Myers stricken out - 1st that he did not write [two illegible words inserted here in original] his name & only made his mark & that he is not a legal witness to the will. 2nd The testatrix having made her mark, the subscribing witness to be a legal witness must write his name. Declined ex--."


Will Book, pp. 253 (cont. 254.)

"Delaware County Surrogate Court.
In the matter of the Probate of the last
Will & testament of Catherine Dumond Delaware County ss.
deceased as a will of real and personal
estate

"Samuel Gavett of the town of Hardenberg, Ulster county, duly sworn says, I was acquainted with Catherine Dumond deceased in her life-time. In 1839 I resided about a mile from her in Middletown. I have the instrument in my hand which purports to be her will, dated the 23d day of Nov. 1839. My name in my hand is to it as a subscribing witness. That name is in my own hand writing. The circumstances of the execution have entirely got out of my mind. I cannot recollect now whether I ever saw her execute a Will or not, I dont recollect anything about the execution of it, but I think and am well satisfied I subscribed it as a subscribing witness sometime or other but the particulars of the execution of the writing I dont recollect or who asked me to subscribe it. I dont recollect whether she declared it to be her last will and testament or not. I think in 1839 she was of sound mind and memory. She was a widow lady, over 21 years old and not under any restraint to my knowledge.
Sam'l Gavett

"Crossexed-- McCabe & Shaver I think were present when I subscribed my name. McCabe and Willhelmus Shaver ( I see it is there William) when I subscribed the instrument. It was at the old Myers house in Middletown. I dont recollect of seeing any person write or make any mark but myself. I dont recollect as Shaver or McCabe asked me to sign the Will. Dont recollect who asked me. I dont recollect as Mrs. Dumond said anything about the instrument. I did not hear any person call it a will as I recollect. I dont recollect as Mrs. Dumond was present when I signed my name to it. I did not read it as I recollect of. I dont recollect of anyone reading it or of hearing it read. I dont recollect as I had any knowledge that it was a Will. I dont recollect the particulars. It has got out of my mind entirely. I dont recollect of any person being present at the house except McCabe & Shaver when I signed the instrument. It was in the daytime, could not say when, but think about the time it bears date if I should guess at it -- according to my best recollection. I dont know whether I subscribed it as subscribing witness or in any other way except that I find my name at the bottom in my own hand-writing. I dont recollect whether McCabe or Shaver or who had the instrument & I dont know who has had the custody of it from that time to this. I dont recollect certainly but I think Mrs. Dumond was there at Mrs. Myers that day but I wont say certain. Samuel Gavett

"Sworn before me
September 3d 1860
Wm Gleason Surrogate"


Will Book, p. 254

"In Surrogate Court
In the matter of proving the
Will of Catherine Dumond decd Delaware county, ss.
as a Will of real & personal
Estate

"John Yaple being duly sworn says. (The contestant objects to his being sworn on the ground that he is an heir at law & Executor named in the Will.
obj. overruled, exception.

"I was well acquainted with Catherine Dumond decd [original spells out "deceased"]. I am as I understand one of the Executors in the Will. I once married her daughter but my wife has been dead & gone these many years. I have children by that [ break in the Will Book to page 257 -- 255 and 256 being blank] wife living. Two of my children have died since my wife died -- they died unmarried, they never having been married. (Objection to all evidence received and disposed of as above and contestant excepts.)
I never saw the will till a few days before her decease. She wanted some papers overhauled and Henry could not find them and got me to do it and I saw the Will. She lay in the bed and I overhauled them in the other room or rather Henry brought the Will in the front room, where she lay sick and I had him carry it back and then I found the the paper that he wanted. Nothing was said as to what the instrument was. It was put back in her chest again. I next saw it the next week after her death. I called there then and saw it and overhauled all the writings. I left it there till a day or two before I came over here to have it proved. William or Wilhelmus Shaver the other person named as Executor is dead, has been dead 3 or 4 years I think and maybe longer. I was some acquainted with Samuel McCabe. Helped him survey a little. Have seen him write. He surveyed land in our settlement and made out the survey bills to my house. I should firmly believe the body of the Will to be his hand writing and the signature to the Will purporting to be his, to be his own. I've seen him write his name several times & from what I've seen him write I should think that to be his. (Each & every part of the testimony of this witness taken subject to contestants objections & over his exceptions & he now asks to have the same stricken out which the Surrogate declines to do and contestant excepts) John Yaple

"Crossexamined - That Will was kept there at her residence in her chest till a day or two before I brought it over here. I took it up and showed it to Matthew Griffin. It was there about 2 hours. I staid about that time. Took it nowhere else only to Delhi. It was when I found it just as it is now.
John Yaple
"Sworn before me
Sept 3d 1860
Wm Gleason Surrogate

"Contestant insists the will is not legally and sufficiently proven. Declared to be a valid Will of real and personal estate and contestant excepts--"

[The original papers, from File Box #1 concludes as above. The Will Book, page 257 attaches the following statement.]

"I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the whole of the last Will and Testament of Catherine Dumond deceased together with the proof and examinations taken thereon and that the same together with said proofs are pursuand to an order of the undersighned Surrogate here recorded this 3d day of september 1860.
Wm Gleason Surrogate"


File Box #1

"Appeal to Supreme Court
Delaware County Surrogates Court
In the matter of the probate
of the last will & testament Before William
of Gleason Jr. Surrogate
Catherine Dumon deceased

" A decision and order having been made and entered by said surrogate in the Surrogate's office of the County of Delaware on the 3d day of September 1860 admitting to probate as a will of personal and real estate an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Cathering Dumon now deceased and John Tait an heir at law of the said Catherine Dumon & her estate conceiving himself aggrieved by said decision and order of said Surrogate doth hereby appeal from the same and every part thereof to the Supreme Court of the State of New York and prays that the pleadings proofs and proceedings be transmitted to the Supreme Court to the end that such order may be made thereupon as shall be just
"Dated November 27th 1860
John Tait Appellant
J. Grant Atty at
Margaretville
Del. Co. N.Y."

File Box #1

"In Surrogate Court
In matter of the Appeal
of John Tait from decision
admitting to probate The
will of Catharine Dumon

"Bond

"Approved Nov 30th 1860
Wm Gleason Surr"

"Know all men by these presents that we John Tait (^ & William W Grant) both and all of the town of Middletown in Delaware County are held and firmly bound unto the people of the State of New York and also to John Yaple Executor of the will of Catharine Dumon deceased in the sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid by us & for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals and dated the 27 th day of November 1860.
"Whereas the above named John Tait has appealed to the Supreme Court from the decision order and decree of the Surrogate of the County of Delaware made on the 3d day of September 1860 deciding that an instrument purporting to be the last will & testament of Catherine Dumon now deceased was a valid will & admitting the same to probate
"Now therefore the condition of this obligation is such that if the said appellant shall diligently prosecute his said appeal and shall pay all costs that shall be taxed against him in the event of his failure to obtain a reversal of the decision order & decree above named appealed from on said appeal then this obligation to be void otherwise to be & remain in full force & virtue.
John Tait
John Grant
Wm Ward Grant"
***Many other descendants of Catherine, living at the time, are not named in any of these papers.

*........................................................... +John Dumond 1767 - 1837 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

BIRTH: recorded in Harmanus Dumond family Bible: "John Dumond was born February 18th, 1767 [was baptized] by Fremute minister of Leverstones" [Livingstons].

BIBLE: (DAR "transcription": Harmonus Dumond family Bible - fly leaf inscription: "Te DrodrechtJacobsen Hendrick Keur - 1744, Dordrecht, Holland." Bible record:

John b. Feb 18, 1767, bapt. by Minister Fremute of Livingston;
married Catherine Shaver.

Following is an exact transcription of a photocopy (by RAR - 1996) of the Bible entry by his mother:

John Dumond Was Born February 18, 1767
[Baptize]d By Fremute Minister of Leverstones [Livingston]

BAPTISM: "The pages containing the Conferentie baptisms of the year 1767 are missing" from the Old Dutch Churchbook, Kingston, NY. (note, p. 358, Hoes) The previous year, 1766, the "Conferentie" baptisms were by "Domine Johannes Casparus Fryenmoet, of Livingston Manor." p.357, Hoes.

CENSUS: 1790 - Middletown, Ulster Co. (the part of which became Dela. Co., T. of Middletown) John Dumond, possibly this is the home of his mother and some of his siblings, of which John is considered to be the head, at age 23. House # 144, Town of Middletown: 2 males over 16; 1 under 16; 3 females.

CENSUS: 1800 US, Dela.Co., Middletown: 1 male under 10; 1 - 26-45; 1 female under 10; 1 females 26-45.

BURIAL: originally in Arena, reintered in Margaretville Cemetery, Annes E. Tremper, great-grandaughter "arranging party." (CEMETERY REINTERMENTS, Miller/Rowe, 1996)

MILITARY: Sergeant in Farrington's, NY Militia, 174th Infantry, War of 1812.

................................................................. 7 Eleanor (Lania) Dumond 1792 - 1836

Bapt. Old Dutch Ch., Kingston, NY, 15 Jul 1792.

................................................................. 7 William Helmus Dumond 1796 - 1836

................................................................. 7 Rebecca Dumond 1802 -

Herman Witthoft records show Rebecca's birth year about 1794.
The 1800 US Census shows only 1 female under age 10 in John's household, which would be Eleanor (Lania). Also, the 1850 US Census shows Rebecca in her brother Henry Dumond's household, her age 48.

Named in her mother's will probate in 1860 as "Mrs. Rebecca Hewitt."

*................................................................ 7 Henry Dumond 1805 - 1874 married Elizabeth Henrietta Finkle 1830 - 1894 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

BIRTH: recorded in Dumond family Bible, Delaware County Historical Soc. (family records also give date of birth as 30 Oct 1804, but the Bible record is most likely correct).

MARRIAGE: family records (specifically a paper prepared by an unknown family member indicates that he was married twice, the first wife being a "widow Hendricks." This error has been repeated in many other reports. In fact, Henry's ONLY wife appears to be a "widow Hendrix" - Elizabeth Henrietta Finkle Hendrix, widow of John H. Hendrix, who died 25 Dec 1860. No proof that Henry was married more than once has been found. The evidence seems quite clear that he was not married to anyone but Elizabeth Henrietta Finkle Hendrix -- as the Census data makes clear).

CENSUS: 1850 US - shows Henry, as head of household, in Town of Middletown, house #2306, age 45; also in household: Catherine
(Shaver) Dumond (Henry's mother), age 77; also, Rebecca Hewitt (Henry's sister), age 48; and [Olive] Catherine Hewitt (Rebecca's daughter), age 18. Daniel Hewitt was the husband of Rebecca Dumond, and father of Olive C. (probably Olive Catherine, called Catherine.) ** It appears that Rebecca and Olive Catherine were counted twice in this census. The enumeration in which they were counted in Henry Dumond's household was taken on 23 Nov 1850. On 9 Oct 1850 they apparently were recorded in the household of Daniel Hewitt #1969/72, same ages -- Catherine age48 and Olive C, age 18. The others in Daniel's home were Daniel, age 58; Henry, age 24; Ann Eliza, age 16; Adeline, age 9; and George, age 5.

CENSUS: 1860 US - shows Henry Dumond living in T. of Middletown, Delaware Co. House 216, Family 216 - age 55, farmer, property value of $2,000; also, living in the household is a John O. Winn and Jane - no relationship is indicated. (This is probably John Orlando Wynn and June or Jane Palmatier. In the 1870 census John and Jane Winn are in their own household, Middletown, Andes P.O.]

OLD STONE SCHOOLHOUSE, Dunraven, NY records for year Oct. 1, 1863 - Sep. 30, 1864, records 6 children from the household of Henry Dumond attending school that year. During the following year - Oct. 2, 1864 - Sept. 30. 1865, 5 children are listed for his household. These children in these two years are all children of his wife by her first marriage.

CENSUS: 1865 NY STATE - shows Henry's household, Middletown, Dela. Co.:
22nd of June 1865, House #117/Frame/150: Henry Dumond - 60/ b. Dela. Co./ of how many children parent - 2/ No. of times married - 1/ Elisabeth - 34/ b. Dela. Co./ of how many children parent - 6/ No. of times married - 2/ Mary J. Hendrix - 16/ Maria C. Hendrix - 14/ Phebe A. Hendrix - 13/ Frances C. Hendrix - 11 f/ John F. Hendrix - 8/ Anistene Hendrix - 7/ Wm. W. Dumond - 1 and 10/12/ Ida B. Dumond - 1/52 (one week)/ Wm. L. Finkle - 25 brother- in-law to Henry -- [It appears that Elisabeth should actually be recorded as the mother of 8; 6 children by her first husband and 2 by Henry Dumond].

CENSUS: 1870 US - T. of Middletown, Andes P.O., 31 Aug 1870; #286/291:
Henry; farmer/ value of real-estate$10,000/personal estate- $1,000/ age 66/ Elizabeth - 40/ William H. - 6/ Ida - 5/Gilbert - 2/ Hendrix, John F. - 14/ Annis - 12/ (?)Shure, Jacob - 51 (farm laborer).

DEATH: Gravestone says he died 13 May 1874, aged 69 yrs., 4 mo., 3 d.
Elizabeth, his wife d. 28 Dec 1894, aged 64yrs. (RAR has photos of stones,
which are in upper level of Margaretville (village section) Cemetery ).

Margaretville Old Cemetery, Lot #146. Amy Gavett has Henry's death date: 1874, aged 69y. She also shows Catherine as his wife [should be his daughter] as d. 1874.

WILL: 25 May 1874, H, 406.

*...................................................................... +Elizabeth Henrietta Finkle 1830 - 1894 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

DEATH: have certificate.

** She is the "widow Hendricks (Hendrix) that Henry married - rather than a first wife as some accounts have her, the 1865 NY Census makes this clear.

Amy Gavett, in her transcription of the Margaretville Cem. inscriptions shows Elizabeth's death date as 1896, 64y. She really died Dec. 23, 1894, in her 64th year.

............................................................................ 8 William Henry Dumond 1863 -

............................................................................ 8 Frances G. Dumond 1863 - 1931

*........................................................................... 8 Ida Bell Dumond 1865 - 1940 married Michael L. Edwards 1847 - 1900 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

DEATH: Town of Middletown; Ward - Arena; number of years in the district-
26; died, 15 Jan 1940; age, 74 years, 7 mo., 8 days;date of birth,
8 Jun 1865; birthplace, Margaretville; father, Henry Dumond; mother,
Elizabeth Finkle. I (RAR) have copy of Death Certificate and Burial Permit.
Her name on these certificates is Ida Bell Gavett.

Lot #75 - New Cemetery, purchased by Ida Edwards Gavett, 1919, payments in 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1927, 1933, 1936, 1939, 1946.

Amy Dela Gavet, in her cemetery transcriptions [which has frequent errors] indicates that Ida Bell was born in 1885 - which should be 1865.

Florence Prehn, LUMBER, SHINGLES, AND CHIPS, p. 17, and chart on p. 18, shows Ida Bell as born in 1855, but on p. 47 has the correct date, 1865. Prehn's charts might lead one to believe that the children of Ida Bell Dumond Edwards Gavett were by her second husband, Rufus Gavett -- while they were all by her first husband, Michael Edwards. The charts also show the daughter of Mrs. Annes (Edwards) Tremper as "Mrs. Wallace Rich-- Hobart" -- this should read: Mrs. Winifred (Chancey) Decker -- Hobart, NY.

CENSUS: 1880 U.S Census has Ida Bell as a "domestic," in the home of Thomas and Mary Glendenning Edwards, in Andes, Delaware Co. Ida Bell is recorded as age 15 -- she had just turned 15 on 8 June. The household she is working in is that of her future in-laws -- Thomas and Michael Edwards were brothers.

MARRIAGE: The actual date marriage date is unknown, by me [RAR] at this time (1995). Apparently it took place after the 1880 US Census was taken in the summer of 1880. John Edwards, the first child of Ida Bell and Michael Edwards, was born 17 Mar 1881.

*.................................................................................. +Michael L. Edwards 1847 - 1900 LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE

DEATH: record: Register of Births and Deaths in Town of Middletown, NY:
Line #758 - Death of Michael L. Edwards; age 53; farmer; born in Ireland;
resided in US 50 years; Father: Patrick Edwards; Mother: Winifred Hickey; died in Margaretville; cause of death: "apolesy;" time from attack till death, 4 days; Medical Attendant, W.C. Hendry; buried in Margaretville.
Head-stone in Margaretville Cemetery gives his years: 1850-1900.

MARRIAGE: date (1880) estimated from later Census records ages of children. In 1880 Michael is recorded in his father's household, as aged 30, laborer, born in Ireland. The marriage must have taken place during the summer or fall of 1880, but no record has been found, to date (1996).

1865 NY Census has him in his father's household, Town of Middletown, aged 18, single, a tanner, and an alien, born in Ireland.

........................................................................................ 9 Inez Edwards

........................................................................................ 9 John Edwards 1881 - 1941

"John Edwards passed away suddenly on June 26 at his Turnwood home. Death was caused by a heart attack. He was superintendent of highways in the town of Hardenburgh for two years. Mr Edwards was 60 years of age and was born in Middletown, Delaware County in 1881, the son of Michael Edwards and Ida Dumond Edwards. Funeral was held at the community church Monday at 3 o'clock and burial was at Lew Beach in the family plot. He leaves his wife and four sons, Stanley, Casper, Lyn and Francis; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Boggs, Mrs. William Middlemist and Miss Leona Edwards, and a daughter-in-law Mrs. Ackerly Edwards. Mr. Edwards has a host of friends who will mourn his passing. 26 Jun 1941" (Beaverkill Valley, Powell and Barnhart, p.209)

........................................................................................ 9 Henry G. Edwards 1883 - 1959

........................................................................................ 9 Thomas Edwards 1885 - 1933

........................................................................................ 9 Frank Edwards 1888 - 1912

........................................................................................ 9 Annes B. Edwards 1890 - 1970

*....................................................................................... 9 [2] Winifred Elizabeth Edwards 1894 - 1936 married Ernest Lorenzo Rowe 1879 - 1951LINE OF DESCENT THRU DUMOND LINE TO R.A. ROWE -- (My MOTHER and FATHER)

BIRTH: of Winifred in Register of Births in Town of Middletown: Line, 611: January 30, 1894, Edwards, Winnie; female (daughter) of Ida Bell Dumond Edwards, age 28, birthplace, Middletown, 6 children, 5 living; father, Michael L. Edwards, age 45, farmer, birthplace, Ireland; Dr. C.S. Allebin; birth registered, Feb. 3, 1894.

MARRIAGE: License and certificate, 1 Sep 1924, Margaretville,NY;marriage performed by the Rev. John S. Lull, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

DEATH: Certificate # 17, Town Clerk's Office,Margaretville, NY: 24 Jun 1936.
Father, Michael Edwards, born in Ireland; mother, Ida Dumond, born in
Town of Middletown; wife of Ernest Rowe.

Amy Dela Gavet in her transcriptions of cemetery records mistakenly identifies Winifred Rowe as the wife of Thomas (Edwards), who is her brother. They are buried side by side in the Edwards plot in the Margaretville Cemetery.

*............................................................................................. +[1] Ernest Lorenzo Rowe 1879 - 1951 LINE OF DESCENT THRU BOTH THE DUMOND AND ROWE LINES TO R.A. ROWE

BIRTH: of Ernest, record in Emory T. and Helen O. Rowe family Bible, in possession of Robert A. Rowe.

MARRIAGE: certificate of marriage of Ernest and Winifred, dated 1 Sep 1924, Rev. John S. Lull, Methodist Episcopal minister presiding.

DEATH: certificate of death of Ernest, original in Village Clerk's Office.

1900 US Census #35 T. of Colchester, b. Feb. 1879, household of father, mother and sister.

1910 US CENSUS - Town of Colchester (Downsville), Delaware Co., NY:
Household of Ernest Rowe - 31
Fannie - 26
Blanche M. Haddow - 12 (daughter of Fannie and her first husband, Virgil)
Herman V. Haddow - 8 ( son of " " )

1920 US CENSUS - Town of Colchester/ 14 Jan 1920
Ernest Rowe - 40 Painter
Fannie - 36
Blanche Miller - 20 ("daughter" -- of Fannie, not Ernest)
Calvin Miller - 20 ("son-in-law" " " )
James C. Miller - 2 days ("grandson" " " )
Herman Haddow - 18 ("Step-son")
Emory Rowe - 7 ("son" of Ernest and Fannie)

Ernest married (1) Fannie (Van Steenburg/Haddow), in Downsville, NY. Moved to Margaretville in 1921/22. Fannie died in 1922 in the Kingston Hospital "after a few months in the community," according to her obituary. Calvin and Blanche (Haddow) Miller apparently stayed in Downsville, at least temporarily. The obituary says that Herman (brother of Blanche) "lives at home" (of Ernest Rowe), in Margaretville.

1925 NY STATE Census, Delaware Co., Margaretville, Maple St.
Ernest Rowe - 46 Painter
Winifred E. - 31
Emery E. - 12
Clayton K. - 8 days

...................................................................................................... 10 Clayton Keith Rowe

..................................................................................................... 10 Arlene Gladys Rowe

**.................................................................................................. 10 [3] Robert Allen Rowe

...................................................................................................... 10 Virginia Dawn Rowe

........................................................................................ 9 Harley Edwards 1897 - 1992

............................................................................ 8 Gilbert F. Dumond 1868 - 1934

............................................................................ 8 Catherine Dumond 1873 - 1873

...................................................... 6 Gertraut Shaver 1775 -

...................................................... 6 George Shaver 1777 - 1795

...................................................... 6 Lena Shaver 1779 -

...................................................... 6 Rebecca Shaver 1781 -

............................................................ +Frederick Miller 1778 -

...................................................... 6 Henry Shaver 1784 - 1850

...................................................... 6 Philippus Shaver 1785 -

...................................................... 6 Petrus Shaver 1788 - 1864

...................................................... 6 William Helmus Shaver 1790 - 1855

...................................................... 6 Sara Shaver 1792 -

...................................................... 6 John Shaver 1795 - 1869

........................................... 5 Magdalena (Lenah) Shaver 1759 -

........................................... 5 Philip Shaver 1763 -

............................... 4 Catharina Feller 1723 -

............................... 4 Philip Feller 1723 -

............................... 4 Elizabeth Feller 1727 -

............................... 4 Zacharias Feller 1732 -

............................... 4 Jacob Feller 1733/34 -

............................... 4 Johann Wilhelmus Feller 1736 -

............................... 4 Rebecca Feller 1737/38 -

*................... 3 Johannes Rowe 1699 - 1768 married Anna Cathrina Magdalena Salbach (1700 - ??) -- IMMIGRANT TO AMERICA 1710 -- RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

BIRTH: (Henry Jones records birth as 25 Apr 1699, but gives sponsor as if this date was the baptism rather than birth; sponsor was Johannes Neubauer, citizen and merchant (Oppenheim Lutheran Churchbk.) THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NY.

At the baptism of daughter, Maria, on 13 Apr 1735 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Rhinebeck, his name appears: "Joh. Rau."

TAX ROLL: Johannes Rou made his first appearance on the tax rolls in the North Ward in 1720 and continued there until 1737/38. He is enrolled at Crum Elbow from 1739/40 - 1745/46, and then at North East from 1746 until 1768, when his farm was noted (all: Dutchess County Tax Lists).

DEATH: A photograph opposite page 96 in MARTYRS OF THE OBLONG AND LITTLE NINE, by DeCost Smith, (Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID, 1948) shows a picture of Johannes' tombstone. in Amenia Union, Dutchess Co., which indicates that he died 2 Jun 1768, aged 72 years. If he was born 25 Apr 1699 he would have been 69 years in 1768.

NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF DEATH: "John Rough, and elderly man died last week of the gravel at Amenia Precinct, Dutchess County, New York; a post-mortem examination was performed by Dr. Chaimberlain." (Hartford Dispatch of 27 Jun 1768, copied in Scott's GENEALOGICAL DATA FROM THE NEW YORK POST-BOY,p.122)

MARRIAGE: 1st Anna Cathrina Salbach (the Salbach genealogy indicate that her name was Catharina Magdalena, she is number 6 (HJ); 2nd Elisabetha Rorig, daughter of the late Johannes Schneider, on 28 Nov 1747 (Germantown Reformed Churchbook) The gravestone of first wife, Catherine, is reported to reads: d. 1766, Jan 17, a. 30y

ISSUE: Johannes and Anna Cathrina:
1) Johann Nicolaus (3) baptized 9 Aug 1719, sponsors: Joh: Nicel Rouw and Geertruy Stannekop (Kingston Reformed Churchbook)

2) Philip (3) confirmed as Philip Rous, 29 May 1739, aged 19 at Goghkameka (Loonenberg Lutheran Churchbook).

3) Janet (3) bapt. 23 Sep 1722, Sponsors: Johannes De Mon and Jannetjen Knoet (Kingston Reformed Churchbook).

4) Anna Maria (3) bapt. at four weeks of age, 10 Aug 1726, at Rhinebeck, Sponsors: Bernard Zipperle and wife, Anna Maria, (New York City Lutheran Churchbook).

5) Johannes (3), married as son of Johannes (2) 18 Oct 1748 Catharina, dau. of Sebastian Loescher (Germantown Ref. Ch.).

Johannes Rau and Anna Salbach had children baptized at Linlithgo Reformed Church, Germantown Luth., Red Hook Lutheran, and Rheinbeck Flats Ref. Church.

Johannes Rauh, Jr.(3) and wife Catharina Loescher, and Johannes, Sr.(2) and wife, Elisabetha, were listed next to one another on the old membership roll at the Gallatin Reformed Church, prior to 1759. Catharina, wife of Johannes (3) died 17 Jan 1766 (Milan Cemetery). Johannes Rauh, a widower, married 2nd,
9 Jun 1767, Christina Loescher (Germantown Reformed Churchbook).

Christina, wife of Johannes (3) died 1 Sep 1818, aged 80 years
(Milan Cemetery).

Johannes and Christina had children baptized in the Red Hook Lutheran Church. Johannes (3) died 29 Sep 1771, aged 49 (Milan Cemetery).


WILL: The will of John Row "of Little Nine Partners" was dated 14 Sep 1771, and was probated 7 Nov 1771 (Fernow Wills #1421). Is this another John Row, or is the first date, 14 Sep 1771, the date of application for probate rather than the date on which the will was drawn, since it was after his death?

HISTORICAL NOTES: Newton Reed, in THE EARLY HISTORY OF AMENIA,
mentions the early settlement of Johannes and his family in the town (p.17).

Hank Jones says: "Hunting's HISTORY OF LITTLE NINE PARTNERS often mentions Johannes (2), and on pp. 134 & 135 gives a biography of this interesting man: that he was s/o Nicolaus (1), and that Johannes Rau of Crum Elbow bought Gore Lot #1 in 1741 in the Pine Plains area..." (p.748)

Isaac Hunting, in HISTORY OF LITTLE NINE PARTNERS OF NORTH EAST PRECINCT AND PINE PLAINS, NEW YORK, gives the following information about this Johannes Rauh: "Johannes Rauh - Rau, now Rowe, was one of the Palatines who settled on the east bank of the Hudson. He was born in 1696 [actually - 1699 -RAR] in Germany, and is supposed to have come to this country with his father, Nicholas, with the immigration of the Palatines in 1710 to '15, when he was yet a minor of fifteen or eighteen years, and located on the Hudson at Germantown, then a part of Livingston Manor, Columbia County, New York. Richard Sackett, a native of New England, and enterprising, was appointed commissioner in 1711-'15 to look after the Palatines at "the camp" in Germantown on the Hudson River, in making pitch, tar and turpentine for the English Navy. He had previously, in 1704, obtained a patent for a tract of land in the Oblong, and through his acquaintance and influence with the Palatines he induced some Palatines to settle on his tract in the Oblong. John Rowe appears in 1741 as purchaser of three quarters of "Gore Lot, No.3.' 'The Gore,' a little strip of land between the Great and Little Nine Partners, was surveyed and divided into four lots in April 1740, by Jacob TerBush (Judge Bush). Lot three was owned by Jacob Hoff and Isaac Germond of Crum Elbow, one quarter; Cornelius VanWyck and Theodore VanWyck of Rombout, each one quarter, and the heirs of Jan DeGraff one quarter. August 15, 1741, 'Johannes Rau, of Crum Elbow, yoeman,' bought of Cornelius VanWyck and Theodore VanWyck their interest, one quarter each, for fifty pounds, and the next day, August 16, bought of Jacob Hoff and Isaac Germond their undivided one quarter for fifty pounds. The other quarter interest in the heirs of Jan DeGraff was not purchased. The Lot was bounded south by "Lot No.18 in the Great Nine Partners, east by the heirs of Col. Henry Filkins, - being easterly part of the Gore.' north by the 'Upper Nine Partners,' - Little Nines - and west by Augustine Graham's assigns, containing seven hundred and fifteen acres, of which he owned the undivided three quarters. At the time of this purchase in August 1741, he was living on the south part of the Silas Smith-Steger farm in the long house now gone - it was there in 1832 and later - which he is supposed to have built. Here with him Christian Henry Rauch, the first Moravian missionary to the section - after trials and exposures in many ways and no abiding place for the first year of his labors, commencing in August, 1740, found a home in 1741, and taught school and practiced medicine, the first 'schoolmaster' in the present town boundaries. His practice of medicine was limited and his knowledge of it not enough to have the dignity of 'Doctor.' Here, too, at 'Hannas Rowe's,' Charles Clinton, with his corps of surveyors, put up, Thursday night, May 5, 1743, when running his 'outline' boundary line of Little Nine Partners tract, and wrote two letters the next morning, one to James Alexander, one of the then proprietors of the Little Nines, of New York, and the other to Robert Livingston, of Ancram." Hunting also writes that Johannes, "known as Moravian John Rau was the first of the name in the town. In 1740 he lived on the south part of the Steger, now Sackett, farm. His son John settled in now Milan, and is the ancestor of the name years since numerous in the town. Descendants of his emigrated to Columbia County, near Niverville and live ther now (1897). John Rowe, Sr. later emigrated to Amenia, where he deceased in 1768." Hunting explains [page 34] that John Rau "resold to the parties of whom he purchased, not being peaceably possessed of his title."

*......................... +Anna Cathrina Magdalena Salbach 1700 - RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

............................... 4 Johann Nicolaus Rowe 1719 - 1786 married Susanna Winegar 1720 -

BAPTIZED: 9 Aug 1719, Kingston Ref. Ch., sponsors: "Joh: Nicel Rouw and Geertruy Stannekop."

"Nicklas Johannis Rou made his first appearance on tax rolls in 1738/39 and then was recorded next to Joh. Row at Crum Elbow in 1739/40 (Dutchess Co. Tax Lists)." (HJ, p.749)

WILL (Abstract): "Nichholas Row, of Amenia, 25 April, 1786. To sons Nicholas and Garret the farms in their possession; to wife (not named in the will) the use of one third the home farm; to sons Conrad and Samuel all the home farm, and land at Sharon, Conn. Legacies to daus. Harriet, wife of Benjamin Delamater, Mary, wife of Jedediah Chapman, and Alanna, wife of William Young. Executors: sons Nicholas, Garret, and Conrad. Wit: David Doty, Conrad Winegar, Susanna Knies. On 29 June, 1787, David Doty, "a practitioner of Physick," of Litchfield, Conn., acknowledged his signature." Probated 3 July, 1787." (ABSTRACTS OF WILLS RECORDED AT POUGHKEEPSIE, DUTCHESS CO., NEW YORK, Amos Canfield, M.D., Jan. 1930, pp. 6-7, NYGBR).

Had children baptized in Germantown Ref., Gallatin Ref., Pine Plains churches.

Sponsor as "Nicholaus Rauh" with frau Susanna at baptism of Susanna Winegar, daughter of Conrad Winegar and frau Anna Maria, 4 Mar 1761.

BAPTIZED: 9 Aug 1719, Kingston Ref. Ch., sponsors: "Joh: Nicel Rouw and Geertruy Stannekop."

"Nicklas Johannis Rou made his first appearance on tax rolls in 1738/39 and then was recorded next to Joh. Row at Crum Elbow in 1739/40 (Dutchess Co. Tax Lists)." (HJ, p.749)

WILL (Abstract): "Nichholas Row, of Amenia, 25 April, 1786. To sons Nicholas and Garret the farms in their possession; to wife (not named in the will) the use of one third the home farm; to sons Conrad and Samuel all the home farm, and land at Sharon, Conn. Legacies to daus. Harriet, wife of Benjamin Delamater, Mary, wife of Jedediah Chapman, and Alanna, wife of William Young. Executors: sons Nicholas, Garret, and Conrad. Wit: David Doty, Conrad Winegar, Susanna Knies. On 29 June, 1787, David Doty, "a practitioner of Physick," of Litchfield, Conn., acknowledged his signature." Probated 3 July, 1787." (ABSTRACTS OF WILLS RECORDED AT POUGHKEEPSIE, DUTCHESS CO., NEW YORK, Amos Canfield, M.D., Jan. 1930, pp. 6-7, NYGBR).

Had children baptized in Germantown Ref., Gallatin Ref., Pine Plains churches.

Sponsor as "Nicholaus Rauh" with frau Susanna at baptism of Susanna Winegar, daughter of Conrad Winegar and frau Anna Maria, 4 Mar 1761.

*..................................... +Susanna Winegar 1720 -

............................... 4 Philipp Rowe 1720 - 1795

CONFIRMED: at "Goghkameka," as "Philip Rous," 29 May 1739, aged 19 yrs. (Loonenburg Luth. Chbk.)

Hank Jones says: "I have placed this man as Philip (3) for the following reasons: 1) he and his future bride Sophia sp. Johannes Bernhardt and his wife Maria Gertraud (2) Rau, d/o Nicolaus(1) Rau, and indeed a relative Philip Feller and wife Sussana sp. Philip(3) Rau in 1767 at Rhinebeck Lutheran Church." (HJ, p.749)

"Philip Rauh und sein frau Sophia" sponsored "Philip Silbernagel, s/o Nicolaus Silbernagel und seine frau Ariantje [Sluyter]," born 5 Oct 1765, baptized in Round Top Lutheran Church, Pine Plains, Dutchess Co., NY.

At baptisms of children at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Rhinebeck, NY he is called "Philip Rhaw" and "Philip Rau," and wife "Sophia Loth."

"An Ancient Doc. dealing with Phil Row in 1750 regarding Spanish pieces of 8 is in that Dutchess Co. collection as #567." (HJ,p.749)

WILL: Phillip Row of Amenia, dated 3 Nov 1795 and probated 13 Jun 1796 (Dutchess Co. Will Book B)

*.............................. 4 Johannes Rowe 1722 - 1771 married Cathrina Lasher 1725 - 1766, and Maria Christina Lasher 1738 - 1818 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

BIRTH: Johannes year from gravestone, died age 49.

CHURCH: "Johannes Rauh" Sr. and wife (2nd) "Elisabetha," and "Johannes Rauh," Jr. and "Catharina Lescher" are listed next to one another on an old membership roll at Gallatin Ref. Church prior to 1759.

MARRIED: 1) as s/o Johannes to Catherine Loescher,18 Oct 1748,Germantown German Reformed Church (They had children baptized in Linlithgo Ref., Germantown Ref., Red Hook Luth., and Rhinebeck Flats Ref. churches.)
2) Christina Loescher, sister, of his first wife, Germantown Ref. Church.
(Johannes and "Christina" had children baptized in Red Hook Luth. Church, HJ)

WILL: John Row of Little Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., yeoman wife Christina (second wife Christina Loescher) children: Lydia, Elizabeth Streight, Catherine, Mary, John, Bastian, Philipp, Mark 1421 (R37) 1771 Sepbr. 14, Novbr.7 (Fernow Wills #1421)

DUTCHESS COUNTY DOORWAYS, p.207:

"In 1760 Johannes Rau (a man of German extraction, whose surname has been Anglicized to Row) bought nine-hundred and eleven acres of land in what is now the town of Milan, Dutchess County, under the title of the Little Nine Partners Patent, on which tract during the 1760's he built a stone house which is still standing. He died in 1771, leaving four sons, -- John, 'Bastian, Philip and Mark, -- and by his will gave them his real estate in equal shares.

"The sons of Johannes Rau were minors in 1771 and it was
not until 1785 that John and 'Bastian and Philip gave Mark a deed for two-hundred and twenty acres, which was later occupied until his death in 1824. Mark Row married Cathrine Pitcher and in 1818 built the house illustrated here.

"The house, built in 1818 on the Row farm, is on the north side of the Salesbury Turnpike, between Rock City and LaFayetteville, not far from the stone house built by Johannes Rau and also not far from the Methodist church, which members of the Row family gave in 1838."

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK, Chicago, J.H. Beers Co., 1897:

" Johannes Rowe, great-grandfather of our subject (Mark Rowe),
and of German birth, came in 1760 with some of his brothers brothers to Dutchess County, where he purchased 911 acres of land from Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, and much of this land is still in the possession of the Rowe family. For this land he paid L 750, on which, in 1766, he built a stone house (still standing), and passed the remaining years of his life in the quiet calling of a farmer. Johannes Rowe died in 1771, and was buried in the family ground across the road from the church which bears the family name. He was twice married, and by his first wife had six children, two daughters -- Mary (Mrs. James Stewart), Catherine (Mrs. William Stewart); and four sons -- John, Sebastian, Philip and Mark; and by his second wife he had one daughter, Lydia -- seven children in all. To each of these the father gave a farm in the town of Milan, and the boys settled there and were prominent in the early history of the town; they built theMethodist church there, and were generous supporters of many local enteprises, from whch that neighborhood still derives benefit."

*..................................... +Cathrina Lasher 1725 - 1766 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

MARRIAGE: to widower of her sister.

DEATH: at age 80, buried in Milan Cem.

........................................... 5 Johannes Rowe 1748 - 1810

Sponsor with wife "Geertie Phillips" at baptism of Johannes Pitcher, s/o Johannes and Lenah Pier, Dutch Ref. Church, Rhinebeck Flats, on 3 Mar 1782.

Sponsor with wife "Charity Phillips" at baptism of John Rouw, s/o Philip Rouw and Margaret Stoutenburg, 23 Jan 1785. At the same service Isabella and William Stewart, children of James Stewart and Mary Rouw were baptized.

........................................... 5 Phillip Rowe 1748 -

........................................... 5 Wilhelmus Rowe 1748 - 1765

........................................... 5 Elizabeth Rowe 1749 -

........................................... 5 Catherine Rowe 1750 - 1844

*.......................................... 5 Sebastian Rowe 1754 - 1843 married Margaretha Winegar 1756 -1831 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

BAPTISM: 15 Sep 1754, Bastian Rouw, son of Johannes Rouw and Catharina Lescher, Gallatin Reformed Church, Columbia Co., NY

MARRIAGE: 23 Feb 1773 Margaretha Winegar,d/o Henry Winegar
"Magdalena/Halana" m. performed by Rev. Ebenezer Knibloe in what is "now" (1902) South Amenia Church (NYGBR, Apr. 1902) *** This entry identifies Margaretha as the daughter of Henry and Magdalena -- not Johann Gerhardt and Catharina. *** This needs further study.

CENSUS: 1790 US - Dutchess Co., Northeast
Rowe, Sebastian
2 males 16 and over; 3 males under 16; 6 females.

1800 US - Dutchess Co., North East
Rowe, Sebastian
1 m. 16-26; 1 m. 45+; 1 fem. under 10; 1 fem. 10-16;
1 fem. 16-26; 1 fem. 45+; 1 other/white.

1800: Family members and their age(?)
Sebastian - 46
Margaretha- 43
Lena - 26
Johannes - 24
*Hendrick - 20 - married 1799
Bastian - 17
Cathrina - 14

DEATH: tombstone reads: "Boston" Row, d. 15 Sep 1843, a. 89y.

*................................................ +Margaretha Winegar 1756 - 1831

...................................................... 6 Johannes Rowe

...................................................... 6 Lena Rowe 1774 -

*..................................................... 6 Henry Rowe 1780 - Charlotte Crandall 1782 - RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

BAPTISM: Oct. 1780, German Ref. Ch. of Rhinebeck, now St Paul's Lutheran Church, Red Hook, Columbia Co., NY -- Sponsors: James Stewart and Anna Maria Rauh.

*** I am still not absolutely certain that the Henry from whom I (RAR) descend
is the son of Sebastian/Bastian Rau/Rauh/Rowe, or from Johannes, who also
had a son, Henry/Hendrick, baptized in 1780.

*** My reasons for selecting this Henry over the other possibility are:
1) The name, Sebastian, was used in later generations of our line ( a grand-
son, the son of Lorenzo), but the Johannes/John was not.
2) The 1860 Census, which was taken on 21 Aug 1860 (notation of enumerator
for the page upon which it appears) lists this Henry Rowe as 79 years. The Hendrick who was the son of Johannes would have been 80 on 21 Aug 1860, since he was baptized in June, 1780. Henry, son of Sebastian, was not baptized until October, 1780, and therefore was probably born after August. This would make him only 79 in Aug., 1860. I believe that if the Henry who was the son of Johannes had just had his 80th birthday a few weeks or months before the arrival of the census-taker the family certainly would have known this. Whereas, in the case Henry, son of Sebastian, that family would be anticipating his 80th birthday.

CENSUS RECORDS
1800 - U.S. NY, Dutchess Co., North East
151 - ROWE, Henry 16-26
1 fem. under 10
1 " 16-26

** A Henry Rowe is recorded in both Greene and Rensselaer counties in 1800, but it looks like the Dutchess Co. Henry is the one who married Charlotte Crandall in 1799, in the Bangall Baptist Church, Stamfordville, Dutchess Co.

*........................................................... +Charlotte Crandall 1782 - RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

Not named in presumed grandfather, Laban Crandall's, will which names only five of George's ten children.

................................................................. 7 Lorenzo E. Rowe 1807 - 1895

DEATH: Town of Colchester records #181 contains record of death; the
Certificate of Death, acquired from the State Dept. of Health, names his father
as Henry Rowe and mother as Charlotte Crandall, place of birth as Red Hook.

**Although his death certificate indicates he was born in Dutchess Co. the 1865 census says he was born in Green (Greene) County.

MARRIAGE: m. twice, first unknown; (2) Eliza O'Brien (O'Brian)

HEIRS: Deed Book, County Clerk's Office, Delhi: 1895 Deed names Adelbert; Martin C.; George W.; Ida A. Signor; Margaret Tompkins; Mary C. Clement; and Lorenzo's wife, Eliza.

**Amy Dela Gavet recorded tombstone inscriptions between 1940-60, and made many errors, one of which involves Lorenzo, and Eliza's tombstone inscriptions. For Lorenzo she recorded: "O'Brian, Lorenzo, 1807-1895, w. Eliza, 1818-1928." This should read: Lorenzo Rowe (not O'Brian, which was his wife's name, not his) 1807-1895 and wife, Eliza O'Brian, 1826-1907.

Gavet also includes in the Rowe plot a seperate stone: "Eliza, 1818-1828, Mother." Obviously, Eliza was not the "mother" of anyone, at age 10. This should read: Jan. 13, 1918 - Apr.14,1928, and must be a grandchild of Lorenzo and Eliza.

*................................................................ 7 Samuel Rowe 1809 - 1892 married Lydia Sutton 1807 - 1860 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

DEATH RECORD for Samuel in the Town of Colchester names his parents
*** except that both are mistakenly given as "HENRY ROWE" ***
His mother's name should be Charlotte Crandall -- if Samuel was the brother of Lorenzo, whose death certificate gives Henry Rowe and Charlotte Crandall as his parents. All evidence points to the fact that Samuel and Lorenzo were brothers.

The 1857 will of Giles Sutton (father of Lydia - Samuel's wife) names both Lydia and Samuel, and each signed papers - from Colchester indicating their receipt of notification of the probate of the will.

CENSUS: 1840 US, Samuel Rowe in Prattsville, Greene Co., the next house is
that of Lyman Hulbert; 1850 US, Samuel, Town of Colchester, Dela. Co.; 1855, Colchester; 1860 in Andes; not recorded in 1870, 80, 90, unless in another county or another home, possibly that of a married daughter - need to check!
1855 NY Census indicates that he moved to Dela. Co. 6 years before, in 1849. Lyman Hulbert moved to Delaware Co. about 1847, and in 1855 lived two doors away from Samuel.

DEED: 19 Nov 1849 (Liber 34,p.379, County Clerk, Delhi) purchase of Lots
#27,28, of Great Lot #37, Town of Colchester, from Ebenexer and Lydia Dan,
of Colchester. In this deed Samuel and Lydia are also recorded as residents
of Colchester at the time of the purchase, indicating that they had already
moved there from Greene Co. before the purchase of this land on Doe Brook.
In 1853 Samuel and Lydia sold a part of the land to Aliston W. Hulbert, son
of Lyman Hulbert and Hannah (Sutton) Hulbert. Hannah was the sister
of Lydia Sutton Rowe. The Lyman Hulberts also signed probate papers in
regard to Giles Sutton's will in 1857, as residents of Colchester.

*...................................................................... +Lydia Sutton - 1860 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

BAPTISM: Recorded in the FIRST DURHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, baptized at the same service as her brother, William.

DEATH: Recorded in Schedule #3 - 1860 U.S. Census, "Andes," Town of Middletown, Line #6: Lydia "Row," 53; female; married; born in Durham, Greene Co.; month died - April; cause - consumption; #days ill, 6 mo.

WILL: Giles Sutton, names Lydia as wife of Samuel Rowe. They were residents of Colchester at the time of the will probate, and both Lydia and Samuel signed papers relative to notification of probate.

*........................................................................... 8 Emory T. Rowe 1832 - 1917 married Helen O. Lown 1842 - 1918 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

1900 US Census #35 T. of Colchester, b. Feb. 1832; Ernest b. Feb. 1879; Helen
b. Jan. 1843.

MARRIAGE: record, family Bible: married 25 Dec 1862, home of bride, Colchester, Dela. Co., NY, by Rev. John Davy, [Methodist minister].

This Bible, apparently, was presented ten years after the marriage of Emory and Helen. The inscription reads: "E.T. & H.O. Rowe, Rockland, Sullivan Co. 1872" The inscription was made by "J.W. Owen"

DEATH: Town of Colchester records p.3 #5. Also have Certificate of Death.

BURIED: Paige Cemetery, no marker, but American Legion places flag on grave each year, as Civil War soldier.

MILITARY: served as a Private in the Eighth Independent Battery, Light
Artillery, of the Fifty-sixth Regiment, Second Artillery Company; Tenth Legion
Battery; Delaware Battery. "This Barttery was organized as part of the 10th
Legion, 56 Infantry, at Newburgh, and there mustered in the service of the the
United States for three years, October 30, 1861. It was recruited principally
at Delhi, Andes, Roxbury, Fergusonville, Merideth, Rockland, Downsville,
Kortright, Walton, Bloomville, Hancock, Bovina, Hobart, Clark's Factory
[Dunraven] and Lumberville [Arena]. It received its numerical designation
December 7, 1861, and some of the men of Company A, 1st Artillery, June 7,
1862. At the expiration of its term of service, the men entitled thereto were
discharged, and the battery retained in service. It left the State, commanded
by Capt. Butler Fitch, November 7, 1861, and served in Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, from November, 1861; in the 2nd Division, 4th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, 4th Corps, Army of the Potomac from June 1862; at Gloucester Point Va., from August 1862; at Yorktown, Va., from August 1862; in Artillery Reserve, 4th Corps, from October, 1862; in 1st Brigade, King's Division, 4th Corps, from June, 1863; at Yorktown, Va., from July 1863; at Portsmouth from January, 1864; and one section served with the Cavalry Division, Army of the James, in May, 1864. Commanded by Capt. Peter Morton, the battery was honorably discharged and mustered out at Norfolk, Va., June 30, 1865, having, during its service, lost by death, of wounds received in action, 1 enlisted man; of disease and other causes, 40 enlisted men; total, 41; and taken part in the following engagements, etc.: Siege of Yorktown, Va., Williamsburg, Va., Bottom's Ridge, Va., Fair Oaks, Va., Seven Day's Battle, Va., Harrison's Landing, Va., Glouchester Court House, Va., Baltimore Cross Roads, Va., Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., and South Quay,
Va." ("Registers and Sketches of Organizations," NEW YORK IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION, vol.II, pp.1579-1582).

Emery T. Rowe was enrolled on the 10 October 1861 at Downsville, was
injured in 1 May 1862, at Yorktown, Va., hospitalized in Baltimore, Md.,
discharged from Ft. McHenry, Md., 10 Nov 1862. Received pension, and after his death his widow continued to received it, until her own death. I (RAR) have the complete file of pension papers.

The "Tenth Legion" had a "Rallying Song," which was sung to the tune of "The Old Granite State," "a widely known song of the famous Hutchinson family whose concerts from 1840 to 1860 were given all over the country. When the "Tenth Legion," as the Fifty-sixth Regiment was called, returned from the Civil War they sang their rallying song in the great review before President Johnson in the streets of Washington. It was one of the features of the occasion. It is reprinted [in OLDE ULSTER] from the Kingston Democratic Journal of November 13th, 1861."(p.128 - OLDE ULSTER, Benjamin Myer Brink). The complete song printed on pages 126-27. One stanza:

"From the Delaware we rally;
From the Mamakating valley;
And to combat forth we sally
While our bleeding country calls.
From old Sullivan we muster;
She is loyal,--we can trust her;
So are Orange and Old Ulster
Which have helped to fill our ranks."

*.................................................................................. +Helen O. Lown 1842 - 1918 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

MILITARY: Civil War Pension Papers name her as the widow of Emory T. Rowe: a witness by the name of Jennie Wilbur stated that Helen's family lived: "as near neighbors" to her family (assumed to be Jennie's family before her marriage to ... Wilbur) and before Helen's marriage. Jennie also stated that Helen worked as a domestic in Jennie's family home before Helen's marriage. Jennie states that she was present at the at the wedding, which took place in the home of Helen's father, Alexander Lown, "on or about Dec. 25, 1862." Signed by Jennie Wilbur, in the Town of Colchester, June 4, 1917.

MARRIAGE: Certificate in Emory T. and Helen O. Rowe family Bible, which,
apparently was presented to them ten years after their marriage, when they
were living in Rockland, Sullivan Co.,NY. The presentation inscription is
Dated 1872 (inscriber named: J.W. Owen).

DEATH: The two copies of Certificate of Death differ slightly. The one in NY
State Dept. of Health gives her age as 76 years, while the copy in the Town of
Colchester Clerk's Office, initially, recorded her age as 76 years, but was
corrected to indicate that her age was 75 years, four months. Both certificates
give her date of birth as 18 Dec 1842, and death date as 19 Apr 1918. They also record the name of her father as Alexander Lown and mother as "Abigal"(sic) Miller. The copy from the Dept. of Health was actually signed by her son, Ernest L. Rowe (signature recognized by me -RAR); while the other copy was signed by someone else, using the Ernest's name, but different handwriting. Town of Colchester Death Records, p.34 #12. The attending Physician was Robert Brittain, who recorded the cause of death as "Angenia pecteris, complicated by Indigestion." The burial permit was issued for Downsville, she was buried 21 Apr 1918, H.A. Wilson Undertaker.

........................................................................................ 9 Alexander Elliot Rowe 1863 - 1940

........................................................................................ 9 Mary L. Rowe 1866 - 1881

*........................................................................................ 9 [1] Ernest Lorenzo Rowe 1879 - 1951 married [2] Winifred Elizabeth Edwards 1894 - 1936 RAU/ROWE LINE OF DESCENT TO R.A. ROWE

BIRTH: of Ernest, record in Emory T. and Helen O. Rowe family Bible, in possession of Robert A. Rowe.

MARRIAGE: certificate of marriage of Ernest and Winifred, dated 1 Sep 1924, Rev. John S. Lull, Methodist Episcopal minister presiding.

DEATH: certificate of death of Ernest, original in Village Clerk's Office.

1900 US Census #35 T. of Colchester, b. Feb. 1879, household of father, mother and sister.

1910 US CENSUS - Town of Colchester (Downsville), Delaware Co., NY:
Household of Ernest Rowe - 31
Fannie - 26
Blanche M. Haddow - 12 (daughter of Fannie and her first husband, Virgil)
Herman V. Haddow - 8 ( son of " " )

1920 US CENSUS - Town of Colchester/ 14 Jan 1920
Ernest Rowe - 40 Painter
Fannie - 36
Blanche Miller - 20 ("daughter" -- of Fannie, not Ernest)
Calvin Miller - 20 ("son-in-law" " " )
James C. Miller - 2 days ("grandson" " " )
Herman Haddow - 18 ("Step-son")
Emory Rowe - 7 ("son" of Ernest and Fannie)

Ernest married (1) Fannie (Van Steenburg/Haddow), in Downsville, NY. Moved to Margaretville in 1921/22. Fannie died in 1922 in the Kingston Hospital "after a few months in the community," according to her obituary. Calvin and Blanche (Haddow) Miller apparently stayed in Downsville, at least temporarily. The obituary says that Herman (brother of Blanche) "lives at home" (of Ernest Rowe), in Margaretville.

1925 NY STATE Census, Delaware Co., Margaretville, Maple St.
Ernest Rowe - 46 Painter
Winifred E. - 31
Emery E. - 12
Clayton K. - 8 days

.............................................................................................. +[2] Winifred Elizabeth Edwards 1894 - 1936

................................................................................................... 10 [3] Robert Allen Rowe 1930 -

............................................................................ 8 Sarah Ann Rowe 1834 -

............................................................................ 8 Mariah Rowe 1836 -

............................................................................ 8 Allen Rowe 1840 -

............................................................................ 8 Elliot H. Rowe 1842 - 1913

............................................................................ 8 Hellen A. Rowe 1846 -

............................................................................ 8 Charlotte Isabel Rowe 1846 - 1921

............................................................................ 8 William B. Rowe 1850 -

............................................................................ 8 Sylvia C. Rowe 1852 -

............................................................................ 8 Mary M. Rowe 1854 -

...................................................... 6 Bastian Lescher Rowe 1783 -

...................................................... 6 Cathrina Rowe 1786 -

........................................... 5 Anna Maria Rowe 1756 -

........................................... 5 Nicholas Rowe 1758 -

........................................... 5 Mary Rowe 1760 -

........................................... 5 Mark Rowe 1763 - 1824

............................... *2nd Wife of Johannes Rowe:

...................................... +Maria Christina Lasher 1738 - 1818

............................... 4 Jannetjen Rowe 1722 - 1749

............................... 4 Anna Maria Rowe 1726 -

............................... 4 Johannes Wilhelmus Rowe 1732 -

...................................... +Hannah (Anna) Winegar

............................... 4 Maria Rowe 1734/35 -

............................... 4 Anna Margaretta Rowe 1736 -

.................... 3 Agnes Rowe 1702 -

.................... 3 Maria Cathrina Rowe 1713 -

.................... 3 Maria Gertraud Rowe 1720 -

.................... 3 Anna Margaretha Rowe 1730 -

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