New York State Genealogy thread

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by rancher hicks, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Anyone from NY doing genealogy research. Here's some of the names I'm looking for. Smith, which of course is huge, but other not so much. Hollister, Caples, Wehrli, McCabe, Switzer, and Manwaring. Other names I am familiar with are Walter Sears, Hogan and Schreyer.

    I just learned some info from my great, great, grandfathers ( Lomenzo Caples and Hannah Manwaring Caples) civil war pension papers. They're were from the West Monroe, Mallory, area of Oswego county. Has anyone heard of Mohawk , NY?

    The eventually settled in Syracuse. There is also evidence the lived in Brewerton and Caughdenoy.

    I believe Archie Caples moved to the Rochester area.
     
  2. hammytammy

    hammytammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck!
    i LOVE my genealogy hobby.
    i dont think i recognize any of your names.
    tammy
     
  3. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    That's just weird! There are Smith, Wehrli, and Manwaring in the South Plymouth, Norwich area of Chenango County. I believe the Smiths are related to the Manwarings, Wehrli's own a construction/ asphalt/ excavating company in Norwich. Don't know if this helps but I find it coincidental that three of the names your looking for are neighbors there.
     
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  4. hammytammy

    hammytammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well Rancher Hicks, looks like Beer Can [​IMG]might have given you some leads!
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes and I will be checking them out. [​IMG] Now Beer Can, I come from a long line of drinkers. Are you sure we're not related? [​IMG]

    My grandfather Smith had two brothers I believe. One in Chicago and one Arthur stayed in Canada.

    The Wehrli 's were from Switzerland and I do know they were friends with the Caples here in Syracuse. My great grandfather needed written depositions when trying to get his Civil war pension. Proof he was disabled. He did eventually.

    I don't know how many of them there were at that time.

    I also know my great grandfather lived or worked along the Erie Canal, so some of his might have moved out along the canal towns.
     
  6. Beer can

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    I think our great,great,great,great,great,,, grandfathers had a pint at the tavern while the Constitution was being drafted.[​IMG]
    One of my favorite hobbies is beer, brew my own occasionally, hard cider sometimes also.

    My family tree, well one part of it goes back to the 1600s when my family came to New Amsterdam in 1644 in Manhattan. I've never been there but I've read my many greats grandfather built a house "cross State Street at Pearl towards Battery park, right close to NASDAQ", all woods and fields back then. When it started to get populated, he moved up the Hudson River to Fort Orange/Beverwyck, present day Albany. (imagine that, in NYC he didn't have many neighbors!). Most of them that are closely related to me now are located in the Catskill Mountain area, one branch in the Adirondacks, apparently we still prefer not to have too many neighbors.

    I was going to use the 'nom de plume' beer can chicken with a pic, but I was worried some on this site might take offense.
    I like to take the biggest chicken I can find, stuff the beer can in it's butt with a couple sips drank, and added spices,(season the chicken also of course). I found a chicken so big once I actually fit a huge Fosters big blue can in it.
    And grill it, with it in a pan upright loaded with potatoes, carrots and onions, and some water to start. Done right the potatoes and carrots soak up the flavor of the chicken, and the bird comes out just as good as any rotisserie one in the grocery store.

    Good luck with your search, my mother has been doing the same with her fathers side, many twists and turns, (but I guess that is a good thing! LOl!)
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I personally wouldn't take offense.

    As for twists and turns I expect "twisted" pretty much in my lines.

    Two articles of my great grandfather are about his arrests. One he was in a dual with his daughters husband. See what I mean.
     
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