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From: Alan Malz <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] Spafford, Merritt, Rhead families
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 12:41:55 -0400
I am just completing the diary of Sarah Jones Dan Signor and believe that the
Meritts are mentioned in certain areas of her diary. I am trying to get a
listing of all thsoe mentioned
in the diary but will try to get back to you later in the week. Believe they
were mentioned in the later part of her writings, when they were in
Colchester/Downsville area. So let me review the last 100 pgs and geet bak to
Alan, in VA
> Hello Listees,
> I'm trying to find information on the Spafford, Merritt and Rhead families
> who lived in Delaware county, NY in the mid 1880s to early 1900s.
> Olive Spafford, b 1855 in Hale Eddy and died in 1910. Buried in East Branch
> cemetery. She married Alfred H. Robinson in 1877.
> George E. Merritt, b 1936 died 1905, married Ida Fatina Rhead in 1862. Ida
> was born 1843 and died 1914. Both buried in East Branch cemetery. 1880 and
> 1900 census shows them living in Hancock. Children Blake John, Margaret,
> George W., Jacob C, and Fatina. 1920 census shows George W. as owning a
> lumber mill in Margaretville. Also 1880 census shows Ida's mother,
> Elisabeth, living with them, b. 1813.
> Any information would sure be appreciated. Thanks and Happy Spring.
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