Additional Sources of Information for Research on Families in the
History and Directory of
Yates County, New York
, 1873

Updated April 22, 2016

Below is a list of other sources consulted when entering data into the genealogical computer program for the families recorded in Cleveland’s History.  Each source was not searched exhaustively for each and every surname in the History, so it is possible many entries in these sources have yet to be discovered!  Much of the additional information is related to my own ancestral lines in Yates County.


—Census Records—

1850 U.S. census of Reading, Steuben Co., New York p. 176, 32/34

1850 U.S. census of Yates Co., New York, various pages

1855 New York state census for Yates Co., New York, various pages

1865 New York state census for Yates Co., New York, various pages


—Books—

Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsyl­vania, Vol. II, 1904, pp. 251-57, available online Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Vol. II, 1904 pp. 251-257—The Supplee/Souplis Family

Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio, 1894, published by J.H. Beers, Chicago, Ill., p. 1149

Descendants of John Adsit of Lyme, Connecticut by Newman Ward Adsit (1878-1949), published 1900

Genealogical Gleanings Abstracted from the “Yates County Chronicle” May 1856 to October 1867, Penn Yan, New York, compiled by Dianne Stenzel, ©1992, published by Heritage Books, Inc., Baltimore, Md.

Genealogical Gleanings Abstracted from the “Yates County Whig” [a newspaper] 1823-1855, Penn Yan, New York, compiled by Dianne Stenzel, ©1991, published by Heritage Books, Inc., Baltimore, Md.

The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, Seekers of Religious Liberty Who Fled from Silesia to Saxony and Thence to Pennsylvania in the Years 1731-1737, by Brecht, Samuel Kriebel, edited by Samuel K. recht, printed for the Board of Publication of the Schwenkfelder Church, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania by Rand McNally & Co., 1923. See Pennsylvania US GenWeb Archives for excerpts

History of the State of Kansas by Wm. G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Illinois, 1883 — also now available on the internet at History of the State of Kansas.

History of Yates County, New York, by Lewis Cass Aldrich, published 1892, Syracuse, New York by D. Mason & Co.; parts of which are available on the web at History of Yates Co., New York.

Kress Family, published in Vienna, Austria in 1930, with the American line contributed by Charles Rhoads Roberts

Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America by Rev. Israel Wilkinson, A.M., published 1869, Davis & Penneman, Printers, Jacksonville, Ill.—also portions of this book on scanned “.tif” images are available on the web at Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America, which was formerly part of the New England History and Genealogy Free Books Online Effort.  The scanned pages on that defunct website have been transcribed and placed at Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America.

Pioneers and Founders of New Netherland:  The Vosburgh Family, The New Netherland Register, Vol. 1, No. 8 by Royden W. Vosburgh


—Books Recommended by Other Yates County Researchers—

Babcock Genealogy by Stephen Babcock

A Dains Family and Related Lines, compiled by Leroy H. and Mable Warner Millikan

The Dains Family in America by Mabel Warner Millikan

A Family Tree in America [Dains, Daynes, Dayns, Danes, Deans, Dean, and Deane] by Frank Putnam Deane

The Gardiners of Narragansett:  Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George Gardiner, the Colonist, 1638 by Caroline E. Robinson (1833-1906), ed. with notes and index by Daniel Goodwin (1835-1922), 1919, 313 pages, Providence, R.I.

A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692, on the Basis of Farmer’s Register, by James Savage, published in Boston 1860-1862, now available on the world wide web; also a newer corrected version:  A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692, ON THE BASIS OF FARMER’S REGISTER by James Savage, transcribed and corrected by Robert Kraft 1994 assisted by Benjamin Dunning. [Corrected electronic version by Robert Kraft ©1994]

Lineage and Biographies of the Norris family in America From 1640 to 1892, with reference to the Norises of England as early as 1311, by Leonard Allison Morrison, 1843—1902; Boston, Mass.; Damrell & Upham, 1892

History of the Putnam Family in England and America, published in 1891, by Eban Putnam

The Jones family:  five generations from Francis Jones, of Pembrokeshire, Wales, to Richard Mott Jones, of Penn Yan, New York by Albert Brill Russell based on research by Alfred Rudulph Justice, published 1924, Ilion, N.Y

The “Mering” [Maring] Family, by Warren Mering, published 1929, Sussex, N.J., Wantage Recorder Pr.

One Winship Family by Wilfred Henry Winship with Addenda by Olive Ethel Winship; Olive May Winship Bruun, published 1961, Syracuse, Kan.

Pioneer Prophetess, Jemima Wilkinson, the Publick Universal Friend by Herbert A. Wisbey, published 1964, Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press — “In it are many Browns whom he said were related in one way or another.”

Saturday’s Children, A History of the Babcock Family in America and its Affiliations with the Burdicks, the Thayers, the Masons and Other Allied Families by C. Merton Babcock, ©1974 (Revised)


Other Books that May Be Helpful
(not consulted for this record)

* GENEALOGIES *

Adams — Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England, and Braintree, Mass., his English ancestry and Some of His Descendants by J. Gardner Bartlett (Joseph Gardner) (1872-1927) and Edward Dean Adams (1846-1931), privately printed, 1927, 170 pages

Adams — Descent from Glory:  Four Generations of the John Adams Family by Paul C. Nagel, Oxford University Press, 1983, 400 pages, Publisher: 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016

Botsford — Botsford Family Genealogy:  The Line of Joseph, 1.1.12., Youngest Son of Elnathan, 1.1., Grandson of Henry, 1, Rev. ed. of vol. 2, 1983, by Botsford Family Association, 84 Gunn St., Milford, CT 06460

Botsford — Botsford Family Genealogy:  The Line of Henry, 1.1.7., Second Son of Elnathan, 1.1., Grandson of Henry, 1, 1959, by Botsford Family Association, 84 Gunn St., Milford, CT 06460

Botsford — Botsford Family Genealogy:  The Line of Samuel, 1.1.3., Third Son of Elnathan, 1.1., Grandson of Henry, 1, Vol. 1, 1977, by Botsford Family Association, 84 Gunn St., Milford, CT 06460; with 26 pages of supplemental data and corrections (1980) compiled by Helen Botsford Faucher.

The Burnap-Burnett Genealogy by Henry Wyckoff Belknap, Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, © 1925.

The Burnett Genealogy by Edgar Albert Burnett (supplement to the Burnap-Burnett Genealogy by Henry Wyckoff Belknap, © 1925) Lincoln, Neb. Press of Brown Print Service, ©1941.

Cleveland — The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, compiled by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, published 1899.

Cushman & Ketchum — A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans:  The Descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, from the year 1617 to 1855 by Henry Wyles Cushman, Little, Brown, & Co., Boston, 1855

Hathaways of America, compiled and edited by Elizabeth Starr Versailles; sponsored by Hathaway Family Association, published at Northampton, Mass., 1965, 618 pages

Hathaways of America 1970 edition, compiled and edited by Elizabeth Starr Versailles; sponsored by Hathaway Family Association, Northampton, Mass., Printed by Gazette Print. Co., ©1970, 1426 pages

Hathaways, 1200-1980:  a supplement to the 1970 edition, Hathaways of America, compiled and edited by Elizabeth Starr Versailles; sponsored by Hathaway Family Association, ©1980 Gazette Print. Co., Northampton, Mass., 621 p.

Hazard — The Hazard Family of Rhode Island, 1635-1894, Being a Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Thomas Hazard.… by Caroline Robinson, published 1895.

Hazard — The Diaries of George Riley Hazard, 1854-1867, of Broome County, New York and Susquehannah, Pennsylvania, transcribed by Delores I. Merritt, address the compiler, 1686 E. Ardenwood Ct., Concord CA 94521

Herrick Genealogy:  A Genealogical Register of the Name and Family of Herrick from the Settlement of Henerie Hericke in Salem, Massachusetts, 1629, to 1846, with a Concise Notice of Their English Ancestry by General Jedediah Herrick, revised by Lucius C. Herrick. Pub., 1885, 527 pages.  (Note:  For information on the proposed new edition of this genealogy, see Herrick Genealogy.)

Jones — New York Genealogy and Historical Society Journal, Jan-Apr, 1945, Vol. 76, pp. 16-25, article entitled “Origin and Some Descendants of Cornelius Jones of Orange Co., New York.”

Ketchum — Descendants of John Ketcham and His Wife Sarah Matthews of Mt. Hope Township, Orange County, N.Y., 1997, by Electa K. Penney

Loomis — Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and His Antecedents in the Old World by Elias Scott Loomis (1811-1889), published 1909

Plimpton, Plympton — A Genealogy and Historical Notices of the Family of Plimpton or Plympton in America and of Plumpton in England by Levi B. Chase, published 1884, by Plimpton Mfg. Co. Print, Hartford, Conn.

Putnam — Historical and Genealogical Notes Concerning the Puttenham Family in England, with Lines of Royal Descent & the Ancestors of John Putnam of Salem & Descendants Through Five Generations with Some Accounts of Other Putnam Families & The Putnams of the Mohawk Valley by Eban Putnam, Unknown Publisher, 1907. 400 pp.

Shattuck — Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck, the Progenitor of the Families in America That Have Borne His Name, Including an Introduction, and an Appendix Containing Collateral Information by Lemuel Shattuck (1793-1859), 1855

Stoddard — The Stoddard Family, being an account of Some of the Descendants of John Stodder of Hingham, Massachusetts Colony, compiled by Francis Russell Stoddard, Jr., published 1912 by The Trow Press, New York.

Townsend — A Memorial of John, Henry, and Richard Townsend, and Their Descendants by W.A. Townsend, New York, 1865, 233 pp.

Tuttle — The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, Who Came From Old to New England in 1635, and Settled in New Haven in 1639 by George Frederick Tuttle. Published in Rutland, Vt. by Tuttle & Company, 1883

Various — The English Families of Philipse Manor in Westchester County, New York by Grenville C. Mackenzie, 1942

Vosburgh — Lineal Ancestors of Rufus Rennington Young and Jane Vosburgh and of Their Descendants—Genealogical Historical and Biographical.  This book was published in 1937 by Charles Henry Cory.  The Vosburgh line discussed is derived from Abraham Pieterson Vosburgh who settled in Albany, New York about 1649, married Geertruy Pieterse, and had 5 children.

Whitman — Life on the Plains of the Pacific, by Rev. Gustavus Hine, published by Geo. H. Derby and Co., Buffalo, 1851.


* HISTORIES AND OTHER BOOKS *

History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham’s Purchase and Morris’ Reserve:  Embracing the Counties of Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Steuben, Most of Wayne and Allegany, and parts of Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming: to which is added, a supplement, or extension of the Pioneer History of Monroe County: to which is added, a Supplement, or Continuation of the Pioneer History of Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Yates and Allegany Counties by Orsamus Turner, originally published Rochester, N.Y.: W. Alling, 1851.

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion [Civil War] published under the direction of H. A. Herbert by Richard Rush and Robert H. Woods; Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. ©1894-1922, 30 vol.

Supplement to the Official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, edited by Janet B. Hewett; Broadfoot Pub. Co., Wilmington, NC 1994-2001.

The War of the Rebellion:  a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published under the direction of the Secretary of War, United States War Dept.; Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1880-1901. 70 vol.; Notes:  Found also in the House Miscellaneous documents of the 52d to the 56th Congress.


— Other Websites Consulted —

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (Federal Govt site)

FamilySearch—the online source for LDS Church Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index

Lorain Co., Ohio Cemeteries

Revolutionary War Patriot Burials in Ontario Co., New York

Ontario County, New York County Historian

US GenWeb Yates Co., NY

Wyman Genealogy


Other Web Sites That May Be Helpful

1779 Kings District, Albany Co., New York Tax List — many surnames on list show up later in Yates Co., NY.

1895 Atlas (scanned maps from 1895 Atlas, scroll to bottom of page for links)

Birth, Death, Divorce and Marriage Records—Where to Write for Them

Bureau of Land Management—GLO Federal Land Patents

Corey Family Home Page (line of William Corey of RI)

Cory Family Society

Finger Lakes Maps

Finger Lakes Region of New York Genealogy

Geographic Nameserver (provides county name when town name is entered)

Hoard Family Genealogy Site

How Far Is It (calculates distance between 2 US points)

Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Index to All Families

Ketcham/Ketchem/Ketchum Genealogy

Map Collection at the Olin & Uris Libraries of Cornell University

Libdex - links to online library catalogs

Library of Congress - Online Map Collection

Loomis Families of America

NARA — download NAFT 85 form for military pension records, as well as other forms

National Archives — Resources for Genealogists

New York in the Civil War

Association of New York County Historians — Find a Historian

New York State Newspapers on Microfilm

Ontario County, New York History and Genealogy; Ontario was one of the counties from which Yates County was formed; Steuben County was the other one.

Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - American Maps Online

Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - European Maps Online

SAMPUBCO — order copies of probate records for various states here; also view copies of wills already placed online from links at this web site

Descendants of Capt. John Seaman of Long Island

Steele Family

Steuben County, New York History and Genealogy

Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
Swarthout Family, History of—Swartwout, Swartout and Swartwood and even Blackwood

Townsend Society of America

US GenWeb Archives for Ontario Co., New York

US GenWeb - Steuben Co., New York
     Town of Hornby, Steuben Co., New York

US GenWeb Archives for Yates Co., New York

Waechtler-Roggemann-Burke-Quin, mostly of NY

Waite Genealogy Research Forum

Wilkinson(s) Genealogy

Worldconnect

Ontario Co., New York Newspapers on microfilm, available through inter-library loan

Steuben Co., NY newspapers on microfilm, available through inter-library loan

Yates Co., New York newspapers on microfilm, available through inter-library loan

Yates County, New York History Center and Museums


Archives of Some Mailing Lists

Rootsweb New York Finger Lakes Mailing List Archive

Rootsweb Mailing List Archives for GEN-NYS-L

Rootsweb Mailing List Archive for Ontario Co., New York

Rootsweb Mailing List Archive for Steuben Co., New York

Rootsweb Mailing Archive List for Yates Co., New York


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