Town of New Hartford
Litchfield County, Connecticut
Posted February 20, 2010
I am trying to locate a birth record for my 3rd great grandfather, Henry
ROOT, who was born in New Hartford sometime between 1807 and 1811. I am fairly
sure his father was a John ROOT and his mother's name was Lucy HENRY. John ROOT
was born in Waterbury, CT in 1877. If anyone has any information on this family
or could tell me where to look I would be most appreciative. Thanks!
Cindy Root-Morgan email@example.com
Posted September 15, 2009
Posted March 15, 2009
I am looking for the family members and relationships for COOK and Gilbert. Specifically a Norman Cook a Gurdon Cook(e) and a Caroline Gilbert. What we are somewhat sure of is that Caroline Gilbert was a daughter of Joseph and Miriam Gilbert of Litchfield co, CT and they appear on this site. What we don't know is who were the parents of Norman Cook. Gurdon Cook appears to be a relation to Norman but not the father. There was a migration of Cooks and Gilberts to Ontario, Co Ny, Lima ,NY in the early 1800s. All appear to have been in Litchfield Ct for most of the 1700s. It is not known who Norman's parents are. I did find in the census on this page one marriage of a William Cook and Theodosia Gilbert. Theodosia was a prominent name in our family of Cooks and of their female descendents for several generations afterwards, so that might be a clue to the parents of Norman Cook ( the 1st ). I would appreciate any information along these parameters. Litchfield county CT appears to be a lynch pin and a BIG brick wall to our searches. I have a suspicion that our line of Cooks may be related to several Aaron Cooks living in NE CT previously from Mass. and Bridgeport , England. I have also registered my YDNA on the Ftdna.com data base for follow up investigations along those lines if desired or merited.
Alan Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted October 24, 2007
We are looking for any ancestral family information regarding the "Smith' family, and the "Schmidt/Dunkel" family of New Hartford.
Joseph P. Smith (b. March 1842 in Germany) and his wife Wilhelmina Dunkel (b. Aug. 8, 1864 in Hanover, Germany, d. Nov. 19, 1946) married 1884. Joseph was married before to Sofia ?. "Mina" and Joseph had five children: Edwin O.(b. Sept. 1885), William F.(b. July 1887, d. Dec. 1963), Joseph L. (March 23, 1891, d. Sept. 28, 1960), Frederich (b. Nov. 17, 1892, d. Oct. 12, 1964), Wilhelmina, (b. Sept. 1894).
Wilhelmina had a sister, Louise Dunkel (b. Dec. 2, 1866 in Duderstaht, or Westeroda, Germany, d. Jan 8, 1937 in Hartford, Conn.) married Herman Frederick Schmidt (b. June 2, 1867 in Giessmansdorf, Germany, d. July 31, 1938 in Hartford, Conn. son of Frederick Christleib Schmidt and Maria Rosina Schoen) They were married in New Hartford May 7, 1892 by Rev. Hawley. They had 5 children.
It seems strange to us that the two sisters appear to come from two different places in Germany. As far as we know, they did not come over together, but both lived in the New Hartford area. We have a feeling the name "Smith" was probably "Schmidt" since the records show they came from Germany.
Several years ago, we were in Avon, trying to check out some of this. However, at that time the library was in the process of being moved, and genealogy records weren't available. We were not able to find where in the cemetery, my great grandfather, Frederick Christleib Schmidt (d. Oct. 14, 1893) is buried. (Is there a map showing it?) So again, any genealogy information regarding the Smiths and the Dunkels would be appreciated.
Thank you very much for any info you can forward us.
Norm & Ruth Schmidt NormSchmidt@tampabay.rr.com
Posted October 24, 2007
Any information on LAUNDRIA family Immigrated from Canada to CT in 1868. Children: Victor, Victoria (Pomtier), Julia (Mundry), Joseph, John, Virginia (Reynolds,Hardisty) and Nellie. Victor's grandson George E. Born in 1908 and died in 1988. Virginia's grandson Victor A. Reynolds (wife Ruth) born 1917 and died 1998. Victoria and Julia moved to Colorado. Nothing is known of the rest of the family.
Carole Henneberger PCHenneberger@aol.com
Posted October 24, 2007
I'm trying to find any information about James and Elizabeth Sullivan, who appeared in the 1900 and 1910 censuses in New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT. I'm especially trying to find out if Elizabeth was Elizabeth McAlpin (b. 1862) of Winchester, Litchfield Co. before her marriage. In 1900 they had four children living: Thomas H., James W., Mary B. and Frances. I'm also trying to determine a death date for Elizabeth, since I cannot find the family after 1910. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Joanne Gaudio email@example.com
Posted October 24, 2007
Looking for info on Elnora Goodsell of New Hartford.
Danny West firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted October 24, 2007
I am looking for the children of Sylvester Seymour (son of Uriah Seymour), born 1765 in New Hartford, CT and died 1828 in New Hartford. He married Lucretia Gillett in 1793 in New Hartford. Any information would be appreciated.
Barbara Wall email@example.com
Posted October 24, 2007
I am looking for any genealogy information on the family of Nelia Gardner White, a former resident of New Hartford. I am particularly interested in her mother and father, siblings and her own children as well. Nelia was my grandfather’s cousin and I’m trying to fill in some blanks in my family tree. Nelia was born in Andrew’s Settlement, PA in 1894 and died in New Hartford in 1957. She was an accomplished author having published numerous short stories and novels. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
John Fickler firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted October 24, 2007
I am a descendant of the Spellmans of New Hartford. Looking for information on James Spellman, a soldier in the 8th CT during the Civil War. He was wounded at Antietam but survived the war. I'm looking for information on his birth and childhood--streets he lived on, etc. Any Spellmans out there? Thanks!
Kristie Poehler email@example.com
Posted August 27, 2005
D. Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 28, 2005
I am interested in Finding out what I can about the Thomas and Bridget DOOLAN Family. They emigrated from County Tipperary, Ireland around 1885 with several children. I believe some or all worked at the mill in New Hartford, were members of Immaculate Conception Church in New Hartford, some if not all the children attended St. Mary's Catholic School (at least that is how I know it-it was demolished a few years ago) and all were buried in the adjoining cemetery.Any information would be helpful, even what the mill was like, where the workers lived. Thank you for your help.
Susan Gerner email@example.com
Posted August 8, 2004
I'm seeking the family line of Abraham Webster, brother to Noah Jr. I am a descendant of James Joy Webster, known to live in or around Parkersburg, West Virginia, Rockland, Ohio or Belpre, Ohio, and who died in Florida in 1971. My query is: can anyone direct me to a complete lineage of Abraham? It is my belief that my lineage leads to Abraham. I would like to prove this. Thank you,
Mike Shaffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted May 29, 2004
I am seeking any information
that is available on Isaac SPENCER, b. 23 October 1777. He was the son of Isaac
SPENCER b. 1750 d. 1778 and Anne Taylor b.? d. 1778. His uncle Nathaniel Spencer
was appointed his guardian after the death of his parents. I cannot find any
other events for him. Could he possibly have traveled to Montville, Ct. And be
the Isaac SPENCER that married my GGG grandmother, Lucy Latimer in Lyme on 27,
December 1812, and had five children in New London Co. and moved to Franklin
Co., OH in Abt. 1828. I am interested in corresponding with any one who
may have any information on this line of SPENCERS.
Robert L. Sanders RLSMS2@AOL.COM
Posted May 29, 2004
Terry Connolly email@example.com
Posted January 8, 2004
Posted August 24, 2003
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Posted July 4, 2003
Posted May 30, 2003
I am working with the early 19th century diaries of Samantha and Zeloda Barret, which encompass some of the years between 1818 and 1828. They were weavers and spinners (their father was William Barret and their mother was Susanna Spencer), and here at CHS we have several small, handmade volumes of their diaries, including their work as very early weavers and spinners in addition to mention of town activities and people. I will be giving a presentation at the Textile Conference in Cooperstown about these sisters in July, who are buried at Town Center cemetery along with several other family members, and who, I think, lived not far from the original church up there. I spoke with Jim a couple of years ago about my research, and he was interested and sent me a digital image of Zeloda and Samantha's sister, Margaret Barret Loomis, whose chair is in the Gray Building. I am hoping to find descendants of the Barret sisters, and I wonder if you could put me in touch with any people who knew Margaret (who died, I understand, in the 1871). I would also be pleased to give this presentation to people in New Hartford who would like to hear about these sisters -- they were industrious, religious, excellent early entrepreneurs -- they never married, were dedicated to one another and to the community, and I look forward to telling their story. If there is anyone you know in New Hartford who knows about the Barret family, please let me know. Thanks much.
Sharon Y. Steinberg
Reference and Research Librarian
Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
(860) 236-5621 Ext. 247
Posted August 12, 2002
I have been told Abijah Reed was born in New Hartford, April 10, 1783. He is the son of I believe Jacob Reade who was born in Symsbury, Connecticut. If anyone has any information about Abijah it surely would be appreciated. I think in about 1820 he was in another state. Thanks.
Posted May 8, 2002
I'm looking for information on the MATTHEWS (or Mathews) family: Francis MATTHEWS supposedly came to the colonies from England in 1734 and settled in New Hartford, CT. Married after 1734. Jesse MATTHEWS supposedly born in CT and entered service in the Revoluntionary War, Waterbury, CT. Record of service supposedly in Vol V of "Soldiers & Sailors of CT in the Revolution" but unable to locate book. Capt. Monson, Co. L Infantry. David Lester MATTHEWS supposedly born in Surely, CT in 1756 entered service in the Revoluntionary War 6/17/1776, Waterbury, CT and discharged 9/15/1776. Record of service supposedly in Vol V of "Soldiers & Sailors of CT in the Revolution" but unable to locate book. Also supposedly wounded his knee in the Battle of Long Island on 8/27/1776. I'm running into brick walls so any help would be greatly appreciated. As of yet, I'm unable to verify any of the info above. The info came from my great-grandfather who passed away in 1944. Thanks!
Posted March 17, 2002
My grandmother, Catherine Cecilia KEELEY, was born in New Hartford, sometime between 1890 & 1900. I am trying to find her family but have had little luck. There were several KEELEY families in New Hartford during that time frame. The only Catholic Church I know of, Immaculate Conception, doesn't have a baptismal record. What other Catholic churches might have been nearby (perhaps in neighboring towns) or does anyone have any information to help? Thanks.
Posted February 4, 2002
Father: William CASWELL. Mother: unknown. Jedediah CASWELL is listed as christened 7 Sept 1777 in New Hartford. My 3rd great grandfather was Jedediah CASWELL, m. Elizabeth DELONG about 1802. Both buried Manlius, Onondaga Co., NY. The time period seems to make a possible connection between William and my great grandfather. Any information would be appreciated.
Posted December 5, 2001
Reverend Harley Goodwin and family.
Looking for information about Harley Goodwin, b 1797 New Hartford to William Goodwin and Abigail Croswell. Married twice: Maria Smith and Lydia Rogers Swift. Seeking any information on the family and descendants, in particular, a daughter, Agnes Marie Goodwin. Will share information I have. Thanks.
Posted August 25, 2001
I am interested in finding out more info regarding Nathan BASS, who was supposedly born in Colebrook, CT, and is buried in New Hartford per Records of CT men in the Revolution, so I assume that he might have lived in New Hartford at the time of his death. He died from wounds during the battle of Long Island (Brooklyn). He had a daughter named Anne. Any info would be appreciated and will gladly share descendants.
Posted July 22, 2001
I am seeking information in regards to the following names: Moses Marsh and wife Sarah Merrill.
***Of particular interest is
trying to learn the parentage of the man that their daughter
Sarah Marsh b. 03 February 1758, New Hartford, Ct, d.08 January 1850, German, NY, married Oct 25, 1781 at New Hartford, Litchfield, Conn by Reverand Jonathan Marsh of the Presbyterian Church.
***********David Covill b. 1745, CT*************
I have been told conflicting information in regards to David Covill. That he was son of Seth Simon Covill and Sarah Hurd.......and also possibly the son of James Covill and Margaret Finely/Findley. Is it possible that there are parents names on the marriage records that would indicate who the parents of David Covill could be.?????
I would appreciate any assistance that I can get..........
I am also interested in any
contact with any of the descendants of David Covill and Sarah
Micah Covill md Cynthina Burrows
Sally Maria Covill md Elias Packer Avery
Betsey Covill b. 26 November 1785, New Hartford, CT
David Jr Covill b. 05 January 1788, New Hartford, CT
Polly (Mary) Covill md Sylvanus Moore
Fanny Covill b. 18 August 1792
Chloe Covill b. 1795, New Hartford, CT md ?? Davis
Elijah Covill b. 1798, likely Chenango Co, NY
Salmon (Solomon) Covill b. 13 June 1801, likely Chenango Co, NY
Posted May 31, 2001
COLLAR/COLYAR/COLLIER, OLIVER, Sr., b abt 1739?; m Oct 30, 1758, New Hartford, Litchfield, CT, d Dec 17, 1414 Fairfield, Franklin, VT; m MARY WALLIN, d Jan 19, 1821 Fairfield, Franklin, VT; and son: COLLAR, OLIVER, Jr., b 1760-1765, CT; d after 1830 ?; m ANNA FOX, d Dec 25 1841, VT. Any information on these persons will be appreciated.
Posted April 8, 2001
I have been told that there are death records for New Hartford going back to 1700. I would like to know when Jemima Richards TYLER died. She was the wife of Abiel TYLER. He died in Sept. of 1810, but I think she survived him. I have looked through the cemetery lists - no luck. Her husband is buried in Town Hill Cemetery. I don't suppose they have obituaries from back then? I would like to know the names of her children, too. Thank you.
|Sally Shell||brookie @infi.net|
Posted October 12, 2000
Our family is researching our Harris ancestors and have drawn a blank at New Hartford, CT. Thaddeus HARRIS & Ann WALLEN had 3 children in CT before moving to Genesee Co., NY. Date and place of their marriage is unknown. The 3 children born in CT are: Squire L. Harris born 1800; Horace Harris born 1802; William Henry Harris born 3 Sep 1803 (died 4 Sep 1890 OH).
Thaddeus was probably a farmer. The family moved to NY unknown date but was probably between 1803 and 1812. Thaddeus was in the War of 1812 from a unit formed at Riga, Genesee Co., NY. After moving to NY Thaddeus & Anna had another 4 children before moving the entire family about 1824 to OH. Thaddeus, after moving to OH, was the first Justice of the Peace in Jackson Twp.
If anyone has any info on Thaddeus HARRIS or Anna WALLEN, please contact me. It would be appreciated. It is not known if Thaddeus was born in US or immigrated. One source says Anna's maiden name might have been WALKER instead of WALLEN. Thanks very much.
Posted September 2, 2000
I am looking for lineage information about Roxelinde CROW, b. abt 1764 in New Hartford. She married George Flower, b. 4/26/1760 also in New Hartford, on 2/5/1782.
If she had a sibling, Michael, b. 1766, I am most interested in knowing anything at all about the CROW family line. I am descended from a Michael CROW and cannot yet find his origins.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
|Charles W. (Bill) Buckfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Posted June 24, 2000
I need to know where Nathaniel Stewart resided at the time he served in the Revolution, 1775-77. He supposedly married Sarah Bronson abt. 1770. They had sons, Nathan S. Stewart and Nathaniel (Jr.) also 2 daughters, Kesiah and Mary/Polly. Any bit of info will be greatly appreciated.
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