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From: "Russell Sprague" <>
Subject: RE: [NYSTLAWR] DePeyster History
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 10:28:21 +0000
There is an online transcription and index for the 1870 census for the
county at the county site under usgenweb. Some of the people mentioned
would be alive then and probably listed. Start at www.usgenweb.org, click
NY then 'choose a county' then St. Lawrence county. Be sure to also check
the many cemetery, church and newspaper records at that site.
Many local libraries have websites and subscriptions to HeritageQuest or
Ancestry.com. If you have an active library card, you may have free access
to these sites which have many census images online (but generally not
indexed). You may find the same families on the 1860 and 1850 censuses.
Prior to 1850, children's names were not listed but you can still locate
heads of families.
Hope this helps -
From: David A Unger <>
Subject: [NYSTLAWR] DePeyster History
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 10:20:16 -0600
Greetings, I am new to this list and was hoping someone could help me
with any of the following families. If you have any information, please
contact me directly and we'll compare notes.
Wilson, Washington Irving; b. Abt 1833 (Is in DePeyster in 1950 Census)
Wilson, John and Clarinda (Woodcock); b. 11/24/1787 and Abt 1787
respectively. I believe these are Washington's parents and am trying to
prove the link.
Fuller, Mary E.; b. Abt 1837
Fuller, Jonathon and Lucinda (Day); b. 6/14/1806 and Abt 1810
respectively. I believe these are Mary's parents and am trying to prove
Day, David and Betsey (Brisol); b. 12/4/1784 and 6/27/1891. These would
be Mary's grandparents or possibly great grandparents. I found the
Betsey. Does anyone have anymore information concerning her and how I can
connect her to Mary and Lucinda?
" Mrs. Winn's maternal grandfather was David Day, a farmer and a native
of New York. Betsey Day, his wife, and the grandmother of our subject was
born in 1791 at Sandgate, Vt., and went to DePeyster Township, N.Y., as a
pioneer. We give extracts from a newspaper clipping which shows Mrs.
Betsey Day too have been a remarkable old lady. She is one of the oldest
if not the oldest resident of St. Lawrence County and went with her
family their in 1802, making the trip around through Canada, their being
no roads at that time through what was known as the Great Chateaugay
woods. She has resided in DePeyster seventy-seven years and has ten
children now living. Her eldest daughter is seventy years old. She has
seventy grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren. Her marriage
with Mr. Day proved too be the first wedding of a white couple residing
in what is now the town of DePeyster. Mr. Day always told his children
that he married the prettiest girl in DePeyster and when they pressed
their mother too know if it was true she replied that she thought it was,
for she was the only girl in the town at that time. She is now living
with her son, Joshua Day. Her faculties are wonderfully preserved and her
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