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WAFF Sun Dec 1 21:35:34 1996
would appreciate any info on Fredrick Waff in the Buffalo area. He came to this country sometime in the 1800s. I don't know when he died.

WAGER Tue Jun 17 11:28:50 1997
I am looking for either William Wager or Mary Houlihan during the time frame of the late 1800s. William Wager lived in Cohoes, NY and was married to Mary Houlihan. Their children were: Norine WAGER, Mary WAGER, Estelle WAGER and James WAGER. I am especially interested in any information on William Wager's parents, etc.

WAGGONER Wed Dec 11 16:01:12 1996 I'm looking for any information about the Norman Lee Waggoner II family of Sodus NY.

WALDRON / WALDROUN Sat Jan 25 10:47:11 1997
Seeking information on James Henry WALDRON/WALDROUN who was married toMary Anne HALSTEAD probably about 1840 and most likely living in Yonkers NY area circa 1840-1860. They were most likely married before 1840,when their known daughter Anna A. WALDRON was born. Anna WALDRON married 1868 in Yonkers NY, Cassius McGREGOR, who it is believed served on the Yonker Police force between 1868 and 1875. The couple lived in that area for approximately 10 years after their marriage.So would have left about 1878. Anyone who can help with this family of WALDRON/HALSTEAD would be most gratefully thanked,as I have been trying with little success over the last twenty years to trace.

WALKER Tue Oct 15 07:35:52 1996
Looking for the family of Hale Joseph Walker, born in Albany around 1836. He turns up in South Durham, Quebec, in the 1871 census, age 35, and died there in 1901. Nothing is known of his early years or family.

WARD Thu Dec 26 14:31:43 1996
I am interested in comparing notes with anyone that may have information on my gggrandfather Henry WARD, b.10 Jul 1824 in NY, or his parents. He was the son of William WARD, b.NY and Mary WORDEN, b.NY. Henry married Mary Ann LEWIS, b.21 Jul 1825 in West Canada. My problem is that I have not been able to find which county in NY he was born. Any help is appreciated.

WARD Sun Jun 15 11:47:17 1997
Looking for any information on James or James Joseph WARD who is believed to have died in Troy NY about 1917. He was Irish and had a German wife. He was probably in his early seventies when he died and we have tried Rensselaer County without success. Any info would be appreciated.

WATKINS Sat Mar 1 18:09:12 1997
Looking for information on WATKINS family in Albany in the 1900's. Have picture of 2 men and woman standing outside WATKINS Bros. Undertakers. Have names Gregory (John G possibly)father,and children William Edward, Sarah, John, Thomas, George, and Elijah. Any information on Gregory (John G?) would be greatly appreciated.

WATKINS Fri Jun 20 19:06:12 1997
William Edward WATKINS b. 04 April 1875 NY father Gregory Watkins possibly John Gregory mother possibly Anne. Looking for any info on parents, siblings told family moved to Ohio in late 1800's, returned w/o William in early 1900's. Have picture of people in front of building that says Watkins Family Undertakers. Any help GREATLY appreciated!

WATKINS Dec 6, 1997
Looking for information on Rev. Nathaniel WATKINS and his wife Anna(Anne). Emigrated from Wales to the US sometime before 1824. Worked as a traveling missionary, son Bramwell born in Albany in 1832. Seems to have spent a considerable amount of time in Washington DC as well. Emigrated to Canada in 1844.

WEAVER Wed Sep 10 08:32:15 1997
Looking for parents of Sarah/Sally WEAVER b. ca 1807/8 Montgomery Co. NY. marr. Hiram GAYLOR ca 1827. Res. Albany 1830's near father in law Philip GAYLOR. She moved to Buffalo abt 1853. Cant find her after 1855. Probably moved to Yonkers or Bklyn in later years. Do any of you Albany Weaver fams. have roots in Mont. Co.? Henry WEAVER said to be father or grandfather.

WEBBER Tue Mar 4 09:55:17 1997
Stephen WEBBER, b.31 Mar 1899, d.July 1971 in Albany; m. abt. 1919 to Judith Barrett (nee Hemenway) Gibbs, widow of Howard Brown Gibbs. Stephen & Judith were parents of Mary WEBBER, b. abt 1930. Seeking ancestry & siblings of Stephen.

WENDELL Sat May 17 07:01:03 1997
Hendrick WENDELL, father of Sarah. Wife was Catalyntje VAN SCHAICK. 1730s time frame. Sarah m. J. Bradt. They lived in Albany Co.

WEVELEY Fri Dec 20 09:33:58 1996
Researching Weveley surname. Any help filling in the blanks would be appreciated. John Weveley b. 1778 Alexander Weveley b. 1810 d. in Breakabeen, NY m. Jane Dibble 9/26/1839 Elizabeth Weveley - daughter of Alexander and Jane b. 12/17/1844 d. 1920 m. William Augustus Crapser 12/25/1865

WEATHERWAX Tue May 13 11:18:43 1997
Seeking information about Ella WEATHERWAX. USC 1880 shows her age 10 living in Albany Co., as part of the North Family of Shakers. She was enumerated with the shaker community in Waterlief Town. I am trying to determine who her parents were. Any leads on Shaker records for this area would be appreciated.

WEST Fri Jan 31 15:50:36 1997
Any ancestrol info for Jeremiah West, Hannah Warden, Isaac Warden, Susannah Milner, Ashley Green Willoby, Mary Taylor, Eliza Gilpin, John Edward Glover, William Hiler, & Sarah Sally East. I have very few dates, and b. records to go by. Most are prior to 1830.

WETZEL Sat Jan 18 22:22:34 1997
I am seeking information on Geroge WETZEL and his son George WETZEL, Jr. born in Albany County in 1750. George Jr.'s son Peter WETZEL was born in Albany County in 1774.

WETZEL Fri Apr 4 20:19:16 1997
I am looking for information on George Wetzel born 1750 and his son Peter Wetzel born 1774.

WHALEN Sat Nov 16 21:30:00 1996
Looking for information on the following family and ancestors: Veroinica Irene Whalen, born 4/6/1913, Brooklyn, New York. Veronica's father was Thomas A. (or J) Whalen, born in Ireland. Veronica's mother was Mary or Margaret. she died when Veronica was 4-6 months old. Veronica's father remarried a widow named Margaret O'Brien and between them, they raised 15-18 children. Thomas died of sugar diabetes. Veronica's step-mother, Margaret (O'brien) died around 1928. The 1920 Census lists Veronica and a sister Dorothy, who was 6 years younger than Veronica. It also lists Joseph, Mary, and George O'Brien, step-siblings The location of their home is house # 1849 Broadway. Appreciate any hlep, Russ Turner

WHEATON Sat Jan 18 07:40:40 1997
WHEATON FAMILY SEARCH. Albany County back to 1757. At one time in Westerlo, Albany County. William Samuel Wheaton, 1757 relatives. Include Rufus Wheaton (Elizabeth Wilson), Samuel Wilson Wheaton (Betsy Mallory), Ambrose H. Wheaton (Susan Merrick). Their relatives moved west from Albany County to Potter County, Pennsylvania and to Wheeler in Steuben County, NY.

WHEATON Wed Aug 27 19:57:58 1997
Cyrus WHEATON appears in 1820 and 1830 federal census in Albany Co., NY. He is not in Albany Co. in 1840 census. Seeking his death date, parents, siblings, spouse or children. Also seeking parents of Charlotte Naomi WHEDON, b. ca 1830 Washington Co., NY.

WHEELER Fri Mar 21 13:05:09 1997
Looking for the parents of John WHEELER and Elizabeth of Kinderhook, NY. His father or grandfather could be Evert Wheeler who married Josyna Gardineer. John was born c1717

WHITE Sat Dec 7 06:50:44 1996
Searching for information on: Luke White: b. ca. 1840's, in Berne, Albany Co. married Emily Reamer: b. ca.1841 Children: Orville, b. 1863 Ida (f), b. 1869 Ralph, b. 1870 Any help or leads would be appreciated.

WHITE Wed Jan 1 12:59:04 1997
I am looking for information on the parents of Betsey White who was born 3 Aug 1788 in or near Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. She married Matthew Curtiss on 27 Apr 1807. She died 7 Sep 1849 in Williamsburg, New York, NY at which time she was living with a daughter, a Mrs. Miller.

WILBER Sun Oct 20 21:23:37 1996
I am looking for information on Benjamin Wilber who married Caroline Field in Dutchess Co. and later movrd to Ohio Co. and Dearborn Co.

WILDAY Sun Aug 24 17:41:37 1997
Seeking information about the WILDAY family. Merenious WILDAY b. 11/18/1843 d. 11/21/1928 m. Sarah L. Cross b. 9/10/1850 d. 12/16/1929. Children: Walter D. b. 7/14/1870, Elmira C. b. 11/3/1871, Alta M. b. 7/6/1873, Eddie V. b. 1/19/1875, Nina B. b. 10/19/1876, Issac E. b. 9/6/1877, Austin B. b. 7/3/1881, Luells b. 9/25/1882, Floid b. 5/9/1884, Roy & Ray b. 6/21/1887, Harriet b. 7/9/1889. It is my understanding that Merenious was a Native American. I would like to know which nation.

WILLETTE / OUILLETTE Fri Jan 31 09:16:53 1997
Seeking information about the WILLETTE family. They showed up in Keeseville area in the 1870's. Several family members buried in St. John's Cem. Looking for information on Frank & Mearline(?) Willette (children: Frank & Matilda) and their parents. Also looking for information on Frank (Frank & Mearline's son) and his wife Julia BERO. They had 7 children: Frank, Emma, Alfred, Julia, Maud, Mabel & Harry. Looking for CUSHING (Courchaine). Peter & Emily (Larose) Cushing showed in Keeseville area 1850-1860. Possibly from Plattsburg area prior to that time. Had 6 children: Mary Ann, Caroline, Delia, Emily, Libbie & Louise. Looking for more information on these families, and other descendants.

WILLIAMS Wed Aug 27 20:09:35 1997
Looking for any info on Israel Williams b. 1801 NY, wife Elizabeth Getman b. 1805, NY, son John b. ca 1830, Syracuse, NY and daughter Margeret b. ca 1832, NY.

Looking for information on David WILLIAMS who has a monument to him in Albany Co. He was know as one of the three captors of Major Andre' during theRevolutionary War. He was married to a HESS, (my relative) daughter of John HESS b. Germany, lived in Albany Co. She had brothers Diedrich, Daniel, who died in Schuyler, Herkimer County., N.Y. at the age of 90 m. Mary YOUNGS, David, one unknown, and four sisters. Would like any info you have on the HESS & WILLIAMS families. This information came from "Names and Sketches of the Pioneer Settlers of Madison County, New York" by William H. Tuttle. ISBN; 0-932334-26-1, Library of Congress card # 84-80104.

WILLIAMS Wed Nov 6 16:25:16 1996
Beginning research on the Williams family of Chatham or Chatam, NY. Daisy CRONK m. Phillip WILLIAMS and moved to New York City about 1910. Daisy had nine children. I believe Phillip was a mechanic in the army guard in NYC. They had three girls that I know of and 5 boys. Daisy's sister Ruth married and lived in Scarsdale, NY. This is my mothers side of the family her name was Ruth Kate Williams. She married Edward J. Foley 1945 New York City. Any help in this would be appreciated-

WILLIAMS Thu Mar 13 04:48:46 1997
WILLIAMS, ____ Looking for the first name of the WILLIAMS who married Sarah BISHOP (ca. 1800) and lived in Ontario and Monroe Co. Mr. WILLIAMS and Sarah BISHOP had the following children: Hiram, Alonzo, Solomon (possibly Thomas), Orrin, Amy (m. OSTRANDER) and Huldah (m. EVERTON). Hiram WILLIAMS m. Thirza SCHOFIELD (dau. of Moses and Margaret SCHOFIELD- b. in Cairo, Greene Co.NY). There are Native Americans in the WILLIAMS/BISHOP line. Other NY names include: TUCKER, McINTYRE, STIMPSON, CLAFLIN, SAXTON.

WILLMAN Nov 27, 1997
Looking for information on Paul WILLMAN b. 1797 in Berne, NY m. Catherine b. 1796. Children include Marie b. 1821, Eva b. 1822, Conrad b. 1826, Eunice b. 1827, Sophie b. 1829 and Christopher/Christian b. Nov 1832.

I am looking for any information on Hiram Willsey, born abt 1859 in Albany NY. He signed my Grandfather's "Delayed Birth Certificate" in 1943 while he was staying in the "Carpenter's Home" down in Lakeland, Fla. We think he died there about 1945. My Grandfather's mother was Elizabeth Willsey of Albany NY. She married John Henry Rose of Wilton, ND, and had at least one child while livingin the area of Aberdeen, SD. From what we know she also had a daughter Bertha Rose, who became a Weber. Her son, my grandfather was born in and around Aberdeen, SD Aug 21, 1893 and died in Tampa FL Oct 25, 1970. He was Fay Phillip Rose.ANY help on either Hiram and/or Elizabeth would be greatly appreciated. On my grandfather's birth certificate it says... Elizabeth Willsey (Willsie).

WILLS Wed Apr 9 18:51:28 1997
Looking for birth record for Anne Kimball Wills 1922 in Albany, NY; death record for Adeline Wills in Albany County, NY; marriage record for Adeline Wills in Albany County, NY

WILLSEY Sun Mar 23 10:42:04 1997
Charity (COZINE) WILLSEY (1822 - 1909) died in Troy and is buried in Albany Rural Cemetery. Who was her husband? Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to

WITHERELL Mon Nov 18 20:11:01 1996
Somewhere during the late 1820's or 1830's a William Witherell married a Lydia Ninette Blossom in Portage, NY. We wish to know of any parents names and a marriage date.

WOLVIN Tue Aug 17 1997
I'm looking for information to substantiate the birth of Elisabeth Wolvin. Her name and birth date were recorded in a family bible. Her birth date is given as 11/6/1810. Place of birth is: Town Bern (?) Albany County, NY. It is possible that she may have married a William Russell, prior to 1832.

WOOD Sat Mar 8 13:46:28 1997
WOOD - Need info re brothers David and Nathan WOOD,in Broome, Schoharie County c1790-1810. The 1790 Census for Albany Cty. (Schoharie c1796) shows David, Nathan and Enoch living next to each other. This family may have come from the "Half Moon" District of Saratoga Cty and/or the Ballston area.

WOODARD Thu Oct 31 15:46:53 1996
Looking for information pertaining to Louis M Woodard and Seviah Bisbee, who married in Chautauqua, Chautauqua, New York on 14 Sep 1837. His parents: Arunah Woodard and Hannah ____. Her parents: Ezra Bisbee and Abigail Hibbard.

WOODWARDS Sun Dec 15 19:03:30 1996
Looking for information on Woodwards or Woodards living in Hebron, Wash. co. NY in 1790. My ancestor is Samuel Humphrey Woodward, born 1793 in Hebron; married Sarah Livingston in 1813 in Hebron. 1790 census shows four Woodwards in Hebron. Samuel, Joseph, Arcibald, and William. I believe Joseph was the father of my Samuel but have no proof. Any help would be appreciated

WOODWARD Thu Mar 27 16:01:53 1997
Seeking any information on a Chester WOODWARD b. NY probably 1780-1800. Son William Henry WOODWARD b. circa 1820-1830 in Albany NY. Mother's name unknown. William married Mary Metilda NORTON b. England. Uncertain if married in NY or after Wm Henry moved to Illinois. Anyone recognize this Woodward line?

WORDEN Wed Oct 8 08:15:10 1997
WORDEN: Looking for information about the WORDEN family. Silas WORDEN b. 10 Sep 1763 in Albany, Albany Co. d. 1846 Wyoming Co., NY. Married Anna DIBBLE d. 1812. Silas WORDEN's parents were Nathaniel WORDEN d. Duchess Co., NY and Sarah HUSTED. Any information would be greatly

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