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From: "Beth Wills" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 20:26:39 -0400
In 1794, Joseph ERSKINE, believed to be the father of brothers Howard F.
and John F. Erskine, lived in Andes Twp., Delaware Co., New York. He
lived on a farm next door to Peter Burger. Steuben County histories state
that Howard, John and their sister went to Steuben County, NY from Andes
Twp., Delaware Co., NY in about 1794. They went with the Burger, Sluyter,
Gregory and Olmstead families.
James was known to be in Andes Twp., Delaware Co., New York in 1794.
He was one of the first settlers in Andes Twp., Delaware Co., New York. It
was mostly open wilderness with a few scattered farms. The first farm
bordering on the river below the Middletown line, was owned by James Phenix
who was among the first that emigrated after the Revolution. He had
occupied the place before the war, but had retired for safety during that
period. A man by the name of Olmstead, who came in about the same time,
possessed the second farm. The third farm had been originally taken up by
a man named Burgher, who was murdered by Indians, while harvesting
buckwheat in an open field. The next farm was occupied by Joseph Erskine,
an English soldier, who was taken prisoner and afterwards enlisted in the
American Service. I am looking for any information on this family. Who was
Joseph ERSKINE's wife and the mother of Howard F. ERSKINE (1794-16 Apr
1878), John ERSKINE (abt 1796-14 Sep 1836), Sallie ERSKINE (abt 1800-15
Jan 1852) and Mary ERSKINE (abt 1815-? ). John was murdered in Steuben
County in September of 1836 by his son-in-law APPES. Thanks! Beth
Beth Ellen Wills
Coordinator Ionia County, Mich. GenWeb Project
Coordinator Montcalm County, Mich GenWeb Project
Beth's Genealogy Home Page
Searching: Erskine, Kent, McPhee, Lange, Wills,
DeWitt, and on and on and on .........................
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