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From: Elizabeth Berger <>
Subject: Re: [NYSCHOHA-L] Richard Bouvia's note on Early Families
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 14:55:40 -0500

I am also researching my family who first settled in Schoharie County in the early
1700's; the Rightmyer/Richtmyer family. Where could I get a copy of the book,
"Early Settlers of Schoharie County, New York"? Thanks in advance for any
information about the book or the family.
Beth Rightmyer Berger

> Hi Dick,
> Thank you for such a thorough explanation of the book draft by Wm. Barker,
> "Early Settlers of Schoharie County, New York", and its contents. I am also
> sorry that Joseph was not listed, but glad to find out so quickly not to burn
> time and effort trying to chase down a book that exists only in one place as a
> draft.
> Oswego Co. Census records show that all the sons of Joseph McDonald were born
> in Schoharie Co., and that Joseph, who then lived with his son, John McDonald,
> in Hannibal and Oswego, Oswego Co., NY was born in Albany Co. A newspaper
> article in Branch Co., MI tells that Joseph's father, John McDonald came to
> the US in 1770 from Scotland and lived in Albany Co.
> Recently, I received E-mails from the Albany list that this earliest John
> McDonald may have been Jacob (nickname, John) MacDonald who was listed in the
> Pearson book on early settlers of Albany. It is told that Jacob (John)
> MacDonald sent his older sons to Schoharie Co. to settle land and establish
> living quarters so the family could move there. The sons were, or included,
> Joseph and Edward McDonald.
> When I located the families in Oswego, NY, two of Joseph's sons were John and
> Edward. Named after their grandfather and uncle, or just a coincidence?
> Don't know if I will find the answer to that question.
> Again, Thanks for the informative response!
> Dave McDonald
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