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From: "SUZANNE WHITMIRE" <>
Subject: Descendants of Thomas Stringham and Mary Frost- Rerun!
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:02:07 -0500
BlankI am resubmitting this as I wanted to add the information I had about the
other Children of Thomas Stringham and Mary Frost. Since there are so
many people searching for relatives on this list, I thought perhaps someone
might find information they didn't have from names of some of the spouses.
I also wanted to be sure everyone understood that even though I am pretty old,
Thomas Stringham, his wife Mary, and their children were my ancestors
and not my descendents, as I previously had written!! (Whoops!)
Still not guaranteed to be perfect, but I have checked and rechecked dates
I thought perhaps I could help on this, but our common ancestor begins
with David Stringham's father, so I can't add to any of your info below.
We do have some Barnes in our line also, but have no way of knowing whether
these are related to the one in your line or not. I suspect they must be
since they are apparently from the same area.
Perhaps you already have this information, but, in case you don't,
David's parents were:
Thomas Stringham (b. in Clinton 10/25/1760; d. 10/24/1840)
m. 10/23/1783 in Clinton, DC to Mary Frost (b. 4/17/1762; d. 3/7/1844)
Thomas and Mary lived in Hudson, NY in 1755, Queensbury in 1790,
Clinton from 1803 (where they had married in 1783)
They had 13 children, two of whom were twins: Thomas & Jacob, but
not the same Stringham twins, obviously, listed earlier on this list.
(John & James)
I shall add below only the information on my ancestor, Daniel,
and what I have on your ancestor, David.
(I have the names and dates on most of the other children of Thomas and
Mary, but not their descendants.)
My ancestor was Daniel (b. in Clinton 10/29/1792; d. 6/27/1844 in Freedom
m. first wife, 6/26/1816, Elizabeth Baright (birth & death dates unknown,
but she had
a sister, Sarah Baright b. 6/3/1801 who married one of David's younger
brothers, Jacob, in 11/27/1821. The two sisters' parents were John and
Eleanor Baright. )
Daniel and Elizabeth had 4 children: (I have no other info about these 4)
Mary B. Stringham, b. 5/22/1818
Susan Ann Stringham, b. 9/14/1821
Sarah Stringham, b. 6/6/1824
Thomas Stringham b. 3/28/1828 (Perhaps Elizabeth died at his birth)
Daniel's 2nd wife was Jemima Alley. whom he married 1/25/1831
Jemima was born 1/16/1792, d.1/08/1859. She raised the 4 previous
children and she and Daniel had one child:
James Alley Stringham b. 2/28/1834; d.11/29/1909
(m. 3/5/1866 Hester Louise VerValin in Freedom Plains.)
He was born and died in Freedom Plains (Stringham Road was named
after him) James and Hester were the parents of my Grandfather,
Edward Barnes Stringham, b.4/22/1867 d. 6/24/1940 in
Fishkill Plains. (He ran the old mill, the remains of which can still be
seen on Route 376 just before you go over the bridge that crosses
Sprout Creek, which separates the Towns of Wappinger and East Fishkill.
(Probably by now, only the 2 cement silos are visible).
(I was raised in the house across the road from the mill)
This mill was previously run by his wife's father A. Bloodgood VanWyck
Edward married, 10/19/1898, Susan Varick Van Wyck
(b.11/11/1872; d. 7/30/1957)
Edward and Susan had 6 sons. The second
oldest was my father, George Lauder Stringham, b. 9/10/1900, d. 8/31/1983.
He practiced Veterinary Medicine in Dutchess Co. for over 40 years
Marion, Your Ancestor, David was born 4/15/1803, died 4/03/1856
and married Lydia Barmore, b.10/01/09; d. 1901
I did not even have her birth or death dates, but have added that to my
records from your information below.
Other Children of Thomas Stringham and Mary Frost were:
1- Sarah - b. 7/17/1784; d. 1/13/1856; m.11/23/1804 Jacob Clapp
2- Anna - b. 8/4/1786 m. d. ???????? m. 1803 Samuel Haight
3- Isaac - b. 6/3/1788 m. Nancy Stringham (Father was Peter Stringham born c1763)
4- Owen - no info
5- Daniel - b. 10/29/1792; d. 6/27/1844; m. 6/26/1816 to Elizabeth Baright,
and 1/26/1831 to Jemima Alley (see above)
6- Mary - b. 6/26/1794; d. 1844; d. 4/28/1863; m. 4/24/1828 m. Benjamin Sheldon
7- Hannah b. 12/9/1796; d. 10/28/1871 (no spouse listed)
8- Phoebe b. 1/6/1799; d. 8/6/1872; m.1/24/1822 or 1/20/1822 to Reuben Kipp
(son of Abram and Catherine Kipp)
9 & 10 - Twins b. 6/3/1801
Thomas b. 6/3/180l; d. 10/14/1872; m.2/25/1824 Hannah Halstead
(Parents: David Halstead and Judith Griffin)
Jacob b. 6/3/1801; d. ???????; m. 11/27/1821 Sarah Baright
(Parents John and Eleanor Baright)
(sister of Elizabeth who was first wife of Daniel Stringham, Jacob's older brother.)
11- David - b. 4/5/1803; d. 4/03/1856; m.?????? Lydia Barmore b.10/1/1809
12- Patience - b.7/31/1805; d. 5/02/1812
13- Dorcas b. 8/16/1808; d.4/17/1887 - m. 12/22/1827 Griffin Wilbur b. 12/22/1827
(Parents: Nathan and Abigail Wilbur).
Suzanne S. Whitmire
----- Original Message -----
From: "mazimmer" <>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [NYDUTCHE] Dutchess County's Eighty-Year-Old Twins [John &
> My records on the Stringham connection (John and James are family-
> Uncles) - can anyone fill in the blanks?
> Thanks, Marion (Briggs)
>> Descendants of David Stringham
>> 1 David Stringham 1803 - b: 1803
>> . +Lydia Barmore 1809 - 1901 b: October 1, 1809 d: 1901
>> ........ 2 Isaac Stringham 1834 - b: July 30, 1834
>> ............ +Lucinda Lyon 1840 - 1911 b: April 8, 1840 d:
>> July 24, 1911 m: November 18, 1857
>> ................... 3 Emma Stringham 1863 - 1925 b: April
>> 18, 1863 d: December 3, 1925 ....................... +Theron
>> Jay Briggs 1860 - 1941 b: June 7, 1860 d: May 27, 1941 m:
>> November 2, 1881
>> .............................. 4 Arthur L. Briggs 1885 - 1961
>> b: August 25, 1885 d: March 13, 1961 in Hyde Park , New York
>> .................................. +Flora Van Tassell 1886 -
>> 1952 b: January 26, 1886 d: February 5, 1952 m: June 3, 1908 in
>> New Hackensack, New York
>> .............................. 4 Clara May Briggs 1891 - 1967
>> b: May 28, 1891 d: March 31, 1967 in Rhinebeck ...................
>> 3 Mary E. Stringham 1872 - b: February 13, 1872
>> ....................... +Edwin Lloyd m: August 28,
>> .............................. 4 Marenes H. Lloyd 1900 - b:
>> March 23, 1900 .............................. 4 Phoebe M.
>> Lloyd 1902 - 1993 b: February 24, 1902 d: March 20, 1993 in
>> Poughkeepsie, New York ..................................
>> +Elmer L. Tripp - 1969 d: July 2, 1969 in Poughkeepsie, New York
>> m: June 27, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, New York
>> ........ 2 Henry Stringham 1831 - b: October 18, 1831
>> ............ +Catherine Briggs m: October 7, 1857
>> ........ 2 Thomas Stringham 1833 - b: May 22, 1833
>> ............ +Mary H. Adams m: October 7, 1857
>> ........ 2 John Stringham 1835 - b: September 22, 1835
>> ............ +Ann Eliza Barnes m: September 30,
>> ........ 2 James Stringham 1835 - b: September 22, 1835
>> ............ +Gertrude Van Keuren
> SUZANNE WHITMIRE wrote:
>> Stringham is my maiden name! This is so interesting; shall have to trace
>> see if we are in the same line. My Grandfather (Edward Barnes Stringham)
>> was born in Freedom Plains.
>> Stringham Road was named after his family, and their farm was where the
>> School now sits on Stringham Road. (It used to be the Junior High when we
>> lived in the area; not sure if it still is.)
>> Am so glad you included this! Thank you!
>> Suzanne S. Whitmire,
>> now of Seneca, SC; originally from
>> Fishkill Plains in Dutchess Co.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ginny" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 6:45 PM
>> Subject: [NYDUTCHE] Dutchess County's Eighty-Year-Old Twins [John & James
>>> [Not my Family but just too precious and article to pass by on the
>>> microfilm, transcribe and share! Some Quaker/Friends History Included
>>> also in this article!]
>>> Dutchess County's Eighty-Year-Old Twins [This article did have a picture
>>> of the "boys"]
>>> The Courier
>>> Sunday September 26, 1915
>>> John and James Stringham, who were born in the Town of Clinton, Dutchess
>>> County, have just celebrated their eightieth birthday anniversary. They
>>> are twins and there are few, if any, older twins in the country. John
>>> Stringham lives at Glen Clove, L. I., and James Stringham lives in
>>> Vandeveer Park, Brooklyn.
>>> This remarkable pair celebrated their birthday anniversary Wednesday of
>>> the past week. Both are in good health and their faculties are
>>> remarkably bright. To right living and maintaining a cheerful
>>> disposition they give credit to their long years.
>>> They were born in the Town of Clinton, Dutchess County, in 1835, sons of
>>> David and Lydia Stringham. They had five sons - the twins are the only
>>> ones living. However, all reached the age of three score and ten, four
>>> of the five brothers were married within a month of each other and all
>>> lived to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
>>> John Stringham was married in 1857 to Ann Eliza Barnes, who died about
>>> two years ago. She was a sister of L. W. Barnes of this city.
>>> Five children were born to them, a daughter and four sons; all are
>>> living, together with eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
>>> He is living with his daughter, Mrs. William Mudge of Glen Cove, L. I.
>>> James Stringham was married in 1865 to Gertrude VanKeuren, and they have
>>> three sons and three grandchildren. He has for many years been
>>> Superintendent of the Friends' Cemetery in Brooklyn and resides at 731
>>> East 31st Street, Vandeveer Park.
>>> The two brothers were long connected with the Old Friends' Meeting House
>>> at Crum Elbow, about forty years, acting during the latter years as
>>> They took an active part in starting the Friends' First-Day schools,
>>> something the older Friends did not take to very freely.
>>> They also championed the introduction of singing and music at these
>>> First-day schools, a decided departure in Friends' ceremonies.
>>> This is a wonderful life record and their many friends extend to them
>>> hearty congratulations and best wishes for many more happy birthdays.
>>> The following poem written by Henry David Stringham, of New York City, a
>>> son of John Stringham, to commemorate the eightieth birthday
>>> TWINS FOR EIGHTY YEARS
>>> We started out as brothers, just a breath or two apart,
>>> In the good old days way back in 'thirty five.
>>> With the cousel of a father and a mother's loving heart,
>>> To keep our fondest memories alive.
>>> On the struggles and the labors we have shared as boy and man,
>>> There is little need today to meditate;
>>> They were balanced by the pleasures in the days since we began
>>> To Play round the dear old homestead gate.
>>> Life was always worth the living and we glance in silence back
>>> O'er the winnows and furrows of the field,
>>> And find the comforts granted in our sorrows did not lack
>>> The qualities that ministered and healed.
>>> The root of human happiness grows deep within our breast,
>>> Developed by the thoughts of loving friends,
>>> And many warm companions cheered us o'er the rising crest
>>> Toward the valley where the verdure never ends.
>>> If we missed the highest altitutes, we missed the tempests, too,
>>> With all their faithless fallacies and fears;
>>> Unnumbered hands and loyal hearts have held our courage true,
>>> We've been happy twins for eighty blessed years.
>>> Copyrighted Transcription 2004 by Virginia A. Buechele
>>> Dutchess County Poorhouse Cemetery Page
>>> The Day History Died!
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>>> "Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you
>>> Benjamin Franklin
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