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I.P. Hull & Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18222
Tailors Isaac Platt Hull (1813-1883) and his brother, Denney Hull, Jr. (1831-1900) were born in Danbury, Connecticut. They were descendants of George Hull, who emigrated from England to Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1692. I.P. Hull & Company was... more
Bryers, George E
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18054
4 v, 29 cm; 4 v, 29 cm
George E. Bryers and M. M. (Mark M.) Slater were undertakers of Grahamsville, Sullivan County, New York. Mark M. Slater acquired the business from the estate of George E. Bryers on April 1, 1916. Funeral registers of undertakers George E. Bryers... more
Fox, George H.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18223
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Peet family was descended from John Peet and Sarah Osborn, who came to New England in 1635 and settled in Stratford, Connecticut Contains genealogical notes on the Peet family, and correspondence between George H. Fox and memebers of the... more
Schenck, Peter Teunis
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18224
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Peter Teunis Schenck (1752-1808) was a miller in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Upon his death, the mill was taken over by his son, Peter P. Schenck (1798-1832). The Schenck family descended from Jans Martense Schenck and his brother Roelof Martense Schenck,... more
Burgess, Edward Guyre
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18186
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Edward Guyre Burgess (1848-1919) was a grain merchant who lived and worked in both Montclair, New Jersey and New York, N.Y. He pursued his family genealogy as an avocation, tracing his lineage to 17th-century England through the Burgess and allied... more
Adsit, Newman Ward
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18233
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Burnham family traces its lineage through Jacob Burnham of Yarmouth, England, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1753. He died in Schenectady, New York. Burnham descendants settled in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York; Saratoga Springs, New... more
Canfield, Amos, 1878-1942
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18157
7.3 linear feet (15 boxes)
The papers consist of Dr. Amos Canfield's notes, genealogical charts, and correspondence, ca. 1920s-1930s from his research on the descendants of Thomas Canfield of Milford, Conn. and Matthew Canfield of New Haven, Conn. and Newark, N.J. Also,... more
Capehart family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18131
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Richard Sutton genealogical research papers contain family papers dating from 1801 to 1886, and Sutton's research notes, copies of documents, and correspondence generated by his research on the Sutton and Steele families. The family documents... more
Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18081
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
The collection consists of genealogical notes, copies of family records, clippings, photographs, and correspondence of Ezra Ayers Carman and, to a lesser extent, his son Louis Dale Carman, in the course of their research on the history and... more
Little, Lora C
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18189
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
Lora Cornelia Little, public health activist and a descendant of the Ferris family through her maternal grandmother Ruth Ferris, was born Lora Williams, in Waterville, Minnesota Territory in 1856. The genealogical research compiled by Lora Little... more
Farris family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18076
.02 linear feet (1 folder)
The Ferris family lived in Westchester and Otsego Counties, N.Y. The papers consist of deeds, 1756-1795, naming Gilbert Ferris, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Ferris, David Ferris, Caleb D. Ferris, and Bette Ferris; a document, 1784, granting powers of... more
First Baptist Church of Bedford
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18266
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Bedford Baptist Church was established in 1787 in Westchester County, New York. The records are comprised of three ledgers: minutes of church meetings and membership rolls dating from 1797-1862; minutes of church meetings dating from... more
New York (State). Militia, Regiment, 1st
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18221
.75 linear feet (1 folder)
The development of state militias stemmed from the passage of the first and second Militia Acts of 1792, drafted by George Washington and his Secretary of War, Henry Knox. New York boasted the largest state military force in the nation. Under the... more
Chase, Henry, 1790-1853
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18063
2 v, 36 cm; 2 v, 36 cm
Henry Chase (1790-1853) was a Methodist Episcopal clergyman. The Mariner's Church, formally dedicated in 1820, was a non-denominational church located on Roosevelt Street in New York City. It was founded by the Society for Promoting the Gospel... more
Merriam, James Sheldon
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18202
1.47 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Merriam Family Genealogical Research Papers are comprised of genealogical notes, printed material, and correspondence between James S. Merriam for the preparation of a genealogy of the Merriam family. Much of Merriam's research was used by... more
Methodist Society
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18038
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Methodist Society of New York was formed in 1820 by 300 seceding members of the Methodist Episcopal Church after disputes over administrative issues and the empowerment of the laity to weigh in on Chuch matters. William M. Stillwell served as... more
Moore, Mary de Camp Banks
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18044
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
Mary de Camp Banks Moore (b.1878) was the daughter of Gen. Robert Lenox Banks, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of the New York Central Railroad, and Mary de Camp Corning, widow of Edwin Weld Corning, who was the nephew of Erastus Corning,... more
Titus, Mary Van Nostrand
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18262
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Mary Van Nostrand was a daughter of John Van Nostrand and Helena Lefferts. Both the Van Nostrands and Lefferts were prominent families in Brooklyn and Long Island with roots dating back to the 17th century Dutch settlements. Elizabeth Stuart Smyth... more
McCarty, Edwin R., b. 1830
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18104
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Edwin Riley McCarty was born in Pennsylvania in 1830 and worked in the hotel industry in New York City. The McCarty family genealogical research papers consist mainly of the correspondence of Edwin R. McCarty, dating 1869-1903, concerning his... more
McCord, Robert, 1863-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18187
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Robert McCord (1863-1946) was a graduate of Peekskill Military Academy and an attorney who practiced law for fifty years in Westchester County, New York. He pursued the McCord family genealogy as a pastime, tracing the family lineage back to his... more
New York (State). Militia. Regiment of Infantry, 148th
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18288
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The collection contains two muster rolls of the 148th Regiment, 19th Brigade, 5th Division of the New York State Militia in Chester, New York, under the command of Captain James Holbert dating from 1823 and 1825
Ostrander, Nathaniel J
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18119
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Letters to the Rev. Nathaniel J. Ostrander, 1889-1927, and his daughter Gertrude, 1927-1942, from members of the Ostrander family in the United States in response to his requests for information needed to compile an Ostrander genealogy. The... more
Hanks, Stedman Shumway, 1889-1979
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18126
3 linear feet (16 volumes, 1 box)
Stedman Shumway Hanks was an aviation engineer and genealogist. Hanks was best known for patenting "flight strips," auxiliary landing areas for aircraft alongside public highways, advocating for their development and implementation in various... more
Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1838-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18139
7 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Stokes Family Genealogical Research Papers consist of genealogical research materials compiled and collected by Anson Phelps Stokes, author of the Stokes Records (1910), and his daughter, Helen Phelps Stokes on the... more
Leslie, Rosette King
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18282
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Rosette King Leslie married George Robert Leslie III. George Leslie attended the Bovee School, a private boys' academy in New York City between 1925-1927. He died in 1968 The papers consist of one folder of material relating to the Bovee School,... more
Michaels, Paul Wallace
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18276
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Ross, Harkness, Decker, Worst, and Michaels families lived in Yonkers, New York; Medina County, Ohio; Spring Prairie and Centerville, Wisconsin; and Freemont, Ohio. Many family members served in the Union Army during the American Civil War The... more
Round Top Lutheran Church (Pine Plains, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18212
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Round Top Lutheran Church, named for the structure's round-topped roof, was established in Dutchess County in about 1746. The locality is now a hamlet called Bethel in the the town of Pine Plains. The church was established after the break up of a... more
King, Rufus, 1838-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18162
4.83 linear feet (12 boxes)
Rufus King (1838-1924) was a banker by profession as well as a respected genealogist. The son of Rufus Sylvester and Phoebe Odell King, his New England ancestors included the revolutionary war veteran and New York State Senator Rufus King, after... more
Salmon, William, 1684-1759
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18048
.75 linear feet (1 box)
William Salmon (1684-1759) of Southold, Long Island, was a grandson of William Salmon (b. 1610) who emigrated from England to Southold in 1635. The collection includes the original manuscript (1 v.) known and published as the Salmon Records, a... more
Van Gieson, A. P. (Acmon Pulaski), 1830-1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18089
1 volume, 20 cm; 1 volume, 20 cm
Rev. Acmon Pulaski Van Gieson was a minister of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York State. Notebook used to record his diary, 1853 May 11-1855 September 26; notes on religious subjects; and records of baptisms, marriages, and additions, 1853... more