17 March 2013

New York: Genealogy by the States

Jim Sanders at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website and blog has created the Genealogy by the States blogging prompt, suggesting that bloggers write about an ancestor or one of our families that have a connection to that state. Each week a different state is featured.  This week's state is New York.

Michigan history is filled with settlers who came from the state of New York looking for work in the lumber, mining, furniture and automobile industries.  New York was a big migration state to Michigan.

It comes as no surprise then that I have a few ancestors from the state of New York.  Six of my paternal, third-great grandparents spent some time in the state of New York.
  1. Samuel Stillman Glover spent his early adult years in Phelps, Ontario, New York.  He can be found in the 1820 and 1830 U.S. Federal Census records in Phelps.  He purchased property in Ontario County in the 1820's.  He migrated to Michigan for a few years, then moved to the Monroe County, New York area where he lived until his death.  He is buried in  Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.  Samuel's parents, Alexander Glover and Sarah Salisbury lived in Phelps, New York.  They are buried in Josyln Cemetery, Phelps, New York.
  2. Vinera Powers Glover, the wife of Samuel Stillman Glover, lived in New York and then moved to Michigan with Samuel and their children.  Five of Samuel and Vinera's children were born in New York:  William P., Samuel W., Sarah E., Alanson D., and Dennis H.  Vinera died in Michigan at age of 44.  Her burial place is unknown at this time.  Vinera Powers father, William Powers, served in the War of 1812 for New York.  
  3. William G. Dyer was born in New York on 8 February 1814.  He moved from the New York City area to Cazenovia, Madison, New York before 1850.  William G. Dyer migrated to the Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan area between 1850-1860, where he lived until his death in 1875.
  4. Mary Ann Swallow, wife of William G. Dyer, was born in New York in 1817.  William and Mary Ann's five children were born in New York:  Adaline L., George, Sarah, Mary, and William B.
  5. Samuel B. Poor migrated to Michigan from the Steuben County area of New York.  He can be found in the 1830 U.S. Federal Census there.  Samuel came to the Washtenaw County area of Michigan around 1837.  Samuel's parents Moses A. Poor and Elizabeth Barber died in Steuben County, New York.
  6. Eleanor Begole, the wife of Samuel B. Poor, married Samuel before 1826 in New York.  Their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Poor, my second great grandmother was born in New York.  Eleanor's parents Thomas Jefferson Begole and Ann Matelda Nancy Bowles lived in Wayland, New York in the first half of the 1800's.

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