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Glovers in Phelps and Oaks Corners, New York

26 November 2021

I am embarrassed to say this, but Kirk and I went on a Great Big New England Genealogy Tour in the Fall of 2016, and I have written less than a dozen blog posts about it. We spent twenty-six glorious days visiting the states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.


OAKS CORNERS
SETTLED 1790
BY JONATHAN OAKS
FIRST GROUP SETTLEMENT 
IN TOWN OF PHELPS


One of our first stops was Phelps and Oaks Corners, New York. Both are located in Ontario county, New York and not too far from where we spent a couple of nights, Geneva. 



My fourth great grandparents, Alexander Glover and Sarah Salisbury Glover, are found in Phelps in the early 1800's. Alexander is found in land records in Ontario county in 1803 and on a jury list in 1808. Sarah is the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Beal) Salisbury, my fifth great grandparents. All four, Alexander, Sarah, William, and Elizabeth are buried in Oaks Corner.



Alexander and Sarah Salisbury stones

Alexander died Jan 27 1826
Sarah died Feb 28 1827


We visited Joslyn Cemetery in Phelps, New York and found their headstones. A complete list of burials can be found here. Unfortunately, many stones were damaged. I don't know if this was due to age or vandalism. 


Salisbury Stone

William-born Sep 29 1731-died Jan 22 1821 Phelps-ae 90 yrs
Betsey Beal, his wife-died 1865 Phelps


A six month old son of William and Betsey is listed as being interred here. I didn't see the headstone so maybe he is buried with his parents.



Oaks Corners 
Prebysterian Church
Established 1804


A cousin, Charley aka Apple, did an outstanding job of transcribing records from the Presbysterian Church in Oaks Corners. They can be found on her blog, Apple's Tree.


There is something tranquil about walking in the footsteps of one's ancestors. The first stop of many on our Great Big New England Genealogy Tour was a good one.

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