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From: Char Duncan <>
Subject: Re: Marriage Index
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 10:17:11 -0500
This is just a friendly note to you. I noticed your posting about
Marriage Index look-ups. I found it hard to pick out your surnames. I
always CAPITOLIZE them. Someone passed this along to me and I think it
helps to make the name jump out to the reader. I'm looking for
marriages and wives names too. So I read all postings. Good luck with
> Dear Lynn Gunsaulua,
> I just finished reading your posting. Thank you ever so much for your
> altruistic gift of searching for marriages. I cannot thank you
> You mentioned a limit of five marriages - even one would be a gift.
> But I will, if you don't mind, send my "most needed" five marriages from New
> York State.
> (1)- When, where, and whom did George Benham marry (1795-1815??). It may
> have occured in Bridgwater, Oneida, N.Y. where his parents (James Benham and
> Sara Sedgwick) lived. Or perhaps where he lived as an adult, around the area
> of Penn Yann, Yates, N.Y.
> (2) When did Sidney H. Mills (of Mt. Morris, Livingston, N.Y.) marry Julia
> Angeline Parker. I believe they married in the year 1834 (Penn Yann, Yates,
> N.Y.), in the home of Julia's uncle, George Benham (the George of query #1).
> (3)When and where did Silas Brookins (from Shoreham, Addiston, VT) marry a
> Lydia Thornton (Thorington??). It would have been Silas' second marriage.
> His first wife, Rhoda Warner died sometime after the family moved, in 1816,
> to N.Y. She is buried in the cemetery in South Dansville, Stueben, N.Y.
> Silas married Lydia Thornton and their first child was born in 1821. So I
> assume the marriage took place at the earlier in 1820 or sooner. I believe
> there are a number of location possiblities (a) it took place in or around
> South Dansville, Stueben, N.Y.; (b) it may have taken place in Dansville,
> Livingston, N.Y. Dansville and S. Dansville are virtually next door; (c)
> perhaps the records are actually in Allegehany county - I believe at this
> point the area was a part of this county??????
> (4)When, where did Thomas Horton marry Rhoda Hitchcock. I believe it occurred
> around the year 1813. I know that Thomas was from CT, but his children were
> born in New York State. I do not know what county (I assume someplace to the
> east, close to CT). Thomas eventually moved to Stueben county, N.Y.
> (5) When and where did Peter Smith marry Alvira Shaver. I believe the
> marriage occured around the year 1845. Perhaps in Stueben county. They
> would eventually live in Howard, Steuben, New York.
> THANK YOU, THANK YOU so very much. Roger Pomplas, at: