Appendix A: Calendar of Holcomb Family Correspondence and
Appendix B: Holcomb, Wylie, and Morton Families’ Genealogy

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Appendix A: Calendar of Holcomb Family Correspondence

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October 3, 1812, Stephentown, [N.Y.], from Miriam Holcomb to brother Levi Pease (written from Shrewsbury, mentions family health, War of 1812) 
December 20, 1812, Boston, [Mass.] from Mary Holcomb to Cousin George Holcomb, Shrewsbury, [Mass.] (discusses their health) 
February 23, 1813, Stephentown, [N.Y.], from William W. Pease to Levi Pease, Shrewsbury, [Mass.] (mentions War of 1812, smallpox epidemic which struck the Taconic Valley, gives list of persons who died from it recently) 
June 17, 1813, Stephentown, [N.Y.] Miriam Holcomb to George Holcomb at Shrewsbury, [Mass.] (mentions sickness) 
July 10, 1813, Boston, [Mass.] to cousin George from Mary Holcomb (mentions sickness, moving plans) 
August 4, 1813, Stephentown, [N.Y.], from Miriam Holcomb to brother George at Worcester (states that people are feeling better) 
September 9, 1813, Boston, [Mass.] from Mary to cousin George Holcomb at Worcester (shocked at the death of sister Ann Holcomb) 
May 29, 1814, Brutus [N.Y.], Sally [Holcomb] to “Honored Parents,” Beriah Holcomb Sr. & wife, Stephentown, [N.Y.] from Sally (talks about health, War of 1812) 
August 20, 1815, Brutus, [N.Y.], Beriah and Sally Holcomb to Beriah Holcomb [Sr.]and family, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (they now enjoy good health) 
September 30, 1816, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Lucretia Wylie to Beriah Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (about the weather and a revival); with letter of Miriam Holcomb to Eleanor Holcomb, September 22, [1816] (hopes that Sister Newton and Eleanor get religion) 
January 22, 1826, Lebanon, [N.Y.] Miriam Campbell to Lucretia Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (says her daughter Rosanna died and (son?) Ezra is sick) 
March 7, 1826, [n.p.], Miriam Campbell to brother George Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (concerning her share of their father’s estate) 
May 27, 1827, New Hartford, [N.Y.] Miriam Campbell to mother [Lucretia Holcomb], Stephentown, [N.Y.] (they have new house; mentions revival in New Lebanon) 
October 24, 1832, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to [Charlotte Holcomb?] (she has been sick but very busy) 
June 5, 1833, Saratoga Springs, [N.Y.], E.M. Grosvenor to Charlotte & Sarah [Holcomb] (about the Springs, entertainment) 
August 4, 1836, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Lucretia Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] from (talks about her health and other personal matters; tells Lucinda she supposed she forgot her engagement) 
August 26, 1837, Stephentown, [N.Y.] copy of letter sent from George & Lucinda Holcomb to Beriah Holcomb at Brutus (states that Newton died in August of 1835, William removed to Collins, Erie County, and Eleanor was remarried to Samuel Beers a widower) 
July 11, 1837, Albany, [N.Y.], Janette [?] to cousin John Wylie of Stephentown, [N.Y.] (talks about lost package) 
August 11, 1837, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to George & Lucretia Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (discusses the sudden death of their mother) 
September 24, 1837, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah [Wylie] Twitchell to Simeon Wylie, Stephentown [N.Y.] with P.S. from John Twitchell (talks about their health and travels) 
December 16, 1837, New Hartford, Miriam Campbell to George and Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (talks about her recent visit with family in Sand Lake and travels on new road and on the Erie Canal) 
January 2, 1838, Persia, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. William. W. Holcomb to George Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (heard that mother has died and Eleanor remarried) 
March, 17 [1838?], Rome, [N.Y.], Lucinda Morton to George Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (discusses the dearth of Lucretia Holcomb, who died April 30, 1837) 
June 15, 1838, Greene, [N.Y.?], Lucinda Clemons to Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.](she has arrived safely home) 
June 28, 1838, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Beriah W. Wylie to George Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.], (talks about his travels in the West) 
September 3, 1838, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (talks about her health) 
March 14, 1839, [Berlin, NY?], Benjamin Nichols & Cyrus Bentley to the “Misses Holcomb” (they must miss this evening’s engagement) 
[ca. 1840s], Seth Parish to [John Holcomb] (note saying he doesn’t want to work for him!) 
April 28, 1840, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Beriah W. Wylie to George and Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (tells how people are doing there) 
July 5, 1840, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to George and Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (she has arthritis, family is sick; she never hears from relatives in the West) 
August 9, 1840, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Sidney Grosvenor to “Cousins” (fragment of letter) 
October 13, 1840, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Charlotte Holcomb to Angeline Holcomb at Stephentown, [N.Y.] (on visit, finds some old friends “disagreeable”) 
December 9, 1840, New Orleans, [La.], John Twitchell to Simeon Wylie, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (lets them know how he is doing) 
January 9, 1841, [n.p.], George P. Holcomb to Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, Columbia County, N.Y. (away from Stephentown, finds many old friends not too friendly; say hello to his parents for him) 
May 29, 1841, New Hartford, [N.Y.] Miriam Campbell to George and Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (talks about health, deaths in family) 
February 8, 1842, Brunswick,[N.Y.], Charlotte E. Holcomb to Angeline Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (says she has been a “sinful and wicked girl” but religion has saved her) 
April 28, 1842, Rome, [N.Y,], Deborah Morton to Lucinda Holcomb in Stephentown, N.Y. (talks about health, etc.) 
June 25, 1842, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to Simeon Wylie, Stephentown, N.Y.(concerns state of health and family news) 
July 10, 1842, Lebanon, Ellen Grosvenor to “friends” in Stephentown (mentions death of Meritta, married one month) 
September 28, 1842, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Beriah W. Wylie to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (talks about the family’s health) 
January 22, 1843, New Orleans, [La.], Hannah Twitchell to Simeon Wylie, Stephentown, N.Y.(about religion) 
April 22, 1843, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to George and Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (sickness: she has terrible nosebleeds; sister Wylie has been sick all winter) 
July 9, 1843, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to Charlotte Holcomb (says all her friends are in good health, etc.) 
September 23, 1843, n.p., Margaret [Lewis] to Charlotte [Holcomb], Stephentown, N.Y. (death of Meritta; Beriah and Moses have pulled down the old mansion) 
October 28, 1843, Collins, [N.Y.], William W. Holcomb to George Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (health of family not good; “Martha not capable of making out a will…”, mentions “Old Man” and “Father Barnhardt” of Hoosick) 
November 28, 1843, Stephentown, [N.Y.], George [Holcomb] to William. Holcomb, Collins, N.Y. (copy of letter: says his wife is as well as expected and that her brother Stephen is in “insane house;” and that “father” will not hold William to a note he owes; and that the “old man” will never make out a will; mentions brother-in-law John Covey) 
March 17, 1844, Brunswick, [N.Y.], James E. Bush to Charlotte Holcomb of Stephentown, N.Y. (to “renew our acquaintance, etc.”) 
July 25, 1844, New Orleans, [La.]. from J. Twitchell to Simeon Wylie, Hancock, P.O. [Mass.] (how they are doing; religion in area) 
August 8, 1844, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to Simeon Wylie, Hancock, [Mass.](mentions her recent travels) 
January 14, 1845, Troy, [N.Y.], George P. Holcomb to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (he is in school there, teacher Mr. Gibbs, homesick, etc.) 
February 9. 1845, Lebanon, N.Y., [Ellen] M. Grosvenor to cousin Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (health, relatives, etc.) 
March 8, 1845, Alfred, [N.Y.], Isaac W. and Sarah Jane Humphrey to Simeon Wylie, Stephentown, N.Y. (illness, family matters, etc.) 
July 20, 1845, Sennett, [Cayuga County, N.Y.], Beriah Holcomb to George Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (death of his wife and other related family matters) 
August 9, 1845, Stephentown, [N.Y.], George Holcomb to brother Beriah Holcomb (copy of letter: says that brother William’s wife is “deranged”) 
August 23, 1845, Sennett, [N.Y.], Beriah Holcomb to George and Lucinda Holcomb (family matters) 
August 28, 1845, Pittsfield, [Mass.], Eliza C. Adams to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (describes journey by stage and lake steamers from Pittsfield to Chicago.) 
January 16, 1846, Pittsfield, [Mass.], Eliza C. Adams to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y (sickness, the West, recollections of Stephentown) 
April 5, 1846, [n.p.], Deborah Morton to Lucinda Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (situation of her family, etc.) 
April 12, 1846, Stephentown, [N.Y.] [persons unidentified] (states that “father has failed since you left home” and mentions that your mother has an Uncle Caleb Goodrich living in Oneida County) 
June 19, 1846, Lebanon, [N.Y.], [Ellen] M. Grosvenor to cousin Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (talks about her family’s health, etc.) 
December 18, 1846, Hoosick Falls, [N.Y.] George P. Holcomb to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (talks about his studies) 
January 23 [1847-48], Hoosick Falls, [N.Y.], John [Holcomb] to Sarah Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (he is at school there; talks about trouble his teacher Mr. Ruggles got into for teaching religion at school) 
April 13, 1847, Sennett, [N.Y.], Beriah Holcomb to George Holcomb of Stephentown, N.Y. (now has a new home, inquires about relatives) 
September 2, 1847, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry C. Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb, Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (regards family matters and plans to go to Lebanon, New York) 
November 20, 1847, Lansingburgh, [N.Y.], John [Holcomb] to George P. Holcomb (talks about his schooling, mentions Miss Hoyt, etc.) 
December 25, 1847, Hoosick Falls, [N.Y.], John [Holcomb] to George P. Holcomb (his schooling, Mr. & Mrs. Powers, “dancing school”, etc.) 
January 30, 1848, Stephentown, [N.Y.], George P. Holcomb to John Holcomb, [Hoosick Falls, N.Y.] (tells him what has been happening in Stephentown) 
March 18, 1848, Hoosick Falls, [N.Y.], John Holcomb to Sarah Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs , N.Y.(about his studies) 
July 25, 1848, Collins, [N.Y.], William Holcomb to George Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (he dreads Juliett coming back to live with him from Hoosick Falls; hopes she stays in Stephentown) 
September 25, 1848, Collins, [N.Y.], William Holcomb to George Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (glad Juliett is at your house; his daughter “Lowesy” died on the 28th day of August) 
January 8, 1849, Stephentown,[N.Y.], George P. Holcomb to John F. Holcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio (family is in good health, enjoying fine sleighing) 
February 16, 1849, Pittsfield, [Illinois], Eliza C. Burt to Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (tells of life in Illinois) 
March 10, 1849, Cincinnati, [N.Y.], [John Holcomb] to brother [George Pease Holcomb] (his travels in the South and West) 
March 15, 1849, Muskegon, [Michigan], Juliet Ellen Southworth to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (how her family is doing) 
April 8 [1849], New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry Campbell to John [Holcomb] (a neighbor has committed suicide) 
May 2nd [1849], Cincinnati, [Ohio], Josephine [?] to Cousin (give her love to relatives) 
May 8th [1849], Cincinnati, [Ohio], Janette Hazen to Cousin John [Holcomb?] (the death of Simeon Wylie’s wife (Polly Spring, d. March 22, 1849 at Stephentown) had grieved the family) 
July 24th [1849], New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry Campbell to George P. Holcomb (news; friends to be wed soon) 
September 21, 1849, Lebanon, [Madison County N.Y.], Charlotte [Holcomb] to George Holcomb Esq., New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (visiting relatives and her travels in central New York) 
November 25, 1849, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Ellen M. Grosvenor to Charlotte E. Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (news about family) 
[ca. 1850s] Hannah Bush to “Sister Charlotte” [Holcomb?] (on religion) 
[ca. 1850s] Cincinnati, [Ohio], Janette Hazen to Cousin John [Holcomb] (cousin Seth Parish is visiting friends) 
Monday morning [ca. 1850s]. “Lottie” [Charlotte Holcomb] to “Brother & Sister” (on a journey, writes back home) 
April [ca. 1850s?] South Stephentown, [N.Y.], Carrie [?] to Sarah [Holcomb] (Andrew Holcomb and wife and daughter are going to have a “grand concert” at Poestenkill on the 25th) 
October 2, [1850s], Seth [Parish] to my Dear Sall [Sarah Holcomb?] (news) 
December 25th [ca. 1850s] “Sally” [Sarah Holcomb] to Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs , N.Y. (travel experiences) 
January 21, 1850, Cincinnati, [Ohio] Janette Hazen to John Holcomb, Stephentown, [N.Y.] (“Aunt Mary Twitchell” has a baby, Louisa Ann ; we have moved to new house) 
April 13, 1850, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Joe to “Cousin” (news) 
April 22, 1850, Stephentown, [N.Y.], George P. Holcomb to Henry [Campbell] (news about the family) 
July 7, 1850, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to John [Holcomb](how family is doing; Beriah has remarried Syrena Stoakes) 
September 1, 1850, Lebanon, [N.Y.] Margaret M. Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb] (health of her family, etc.) 
November 5, 1850, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Nettie Hazen to John Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. (how her family is doing, etc.) 
November 7, 1850, New Hartford, [N.Y.]. Miriam Campbell to Charlotte, [Stephentown N.Y.] (her husband is traveling, she has been sick; “it is very sickly in this place”) 
July 3, 1851, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb, [Stephentown, N.Y.] (family news) 
August 24, 1851, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to Simeon (Wylie), Stephentown, N.Y. (her recent travels; urges him to write her) 
August 30, 1851, New Orleans, [La.] “Nephew” S. Twitchell to “Uncle” [Simeon Wylie] (tells how he has been lately) 
March 19, 1852, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb (her husband’s sister died; old Mr. Grosvenor has hanged himself)  
March 21, 1852, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to “Brothers & Sisters” [Wylies](concerns sudden death of her son-in-law Mr. Hazen and other family news) 
April 17, 1852, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to Simeon Wylie (Janette is recovering from her husband’s death) 
April 18, 1852, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret Lewis to [Lucinda Wylie?](on Mr. Grosvernor’s suicide, family health) 
May 30, 1852, Utica, [N.Y.], O.H. Holcomb to “Uncle & Aunt” (says it’s his first letter to them; talks about Utica) 
July 7, 1852, Lee Center, Illinois, B.W. Wylie to “Uncle, Aunt, Cousins & Son” (his new home there) 
August 16, 1852, Rome, [N.Y.], Charlotte Holcomb to George and Lucinda Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (news of her travels) 
August 23, 1852, Stephentown, [N.Y.], Freelove P. Wylie to Charlotte [Holcomb], Lebanon, Madison County, N.Y. (concerns death of Aunt Twitchell) 
October 24, 1852, [Lebanon, N.Y.?], Margaret. M. Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb] (personal and family matters) 
May 8, 1853, Lebanon, [N.Y.] Ellen M. Grosvenor to Charlotte Holcomb, [Stephentown, N.Y.] (she expects to go to Saratoga) 
May 8, 1853, Stephentown, [N.Y.], B.W. [Benjamin Wylie?] to Charlotte [Holcomb?](family matters) 
June 1, 1853, Lee Center, Illinois, [Benjamin] Wylie to John Holcomb (costs of supplies, crops in the West) 
July 23, 1853, Sennett, [N.Y.] Beriah Holcomb to George and Lucinda, Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (his foot ailments; thanks them for sending sustenance)  
September 10, 1853, Ballston Spa, [N.Y.], J. Brock to Sarah [Holcomb?] (concerns various family matters) 
September 30, 1853, Stephentown, [N.Y.], Annie [?] to Lucinda Holcomb (says she is her “youngest daughter”) 
February 24, 1854, Collins, [N.Y.], William Holcomb to George Holcomb, [Stephentown, N.Y.] (talks about “Grandfather Barnhart’s will,” which may have been probated 1818-1820, property willed to a David Barnhart (all of Hoosick), and will not comment on condition of Juliett?) 
May 13, 1854, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb, Stephentown, N.Y. ( discusses Mr. Campbell’s failing health; Nancy Prescott dead and Ellen Grosvenor “greatly afflicted by this”) 
[ca. 1854] Middletown Springs, Vt., George P.[Holcomb] to John [Holcomb] (partial letter: tells him to sell an old horse; he is “tolerable working engaging trees”) 
[ca. 1855] Collins, [N.Y.], William. W. Holcomb to nephew (he feels ill; tells what his children are doing – his daughter Elizabeth is teaching orphan Indians at the Cattaraugus Reservation) 
[ca. 1855] 91 Herkimer St. [Albany, N.Y.?], F[reelove] P. Wylie to Charlotte [Holcomb] (she will go to Troy) 
January 17, 1855, [n.p.], Mary Morton to Lucinda Holcomb (family news and death of her grandfather) 
February 4, 1855, Middletown [Springs], Vt., George P. Holcomb to John [Holcomb], [Stephentown, N.Y.] (he is there on business, not feeling well) 
February 14, 1855, New Orleans, [La.] John Twitchell to Simeon Wylie (personal and family matters.) 
April 13, 1855, [n.p.], Margaret M. Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb and siblings] (all are in good health here) 
July 2, 1855, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb, [Stephentown, N.Y.] (Mr. Campbell has passed away, her son Henry is busy “taking census”) 
September 26, 1855, Albany, [N.Y.] [Freelove] P. Wylie to “Cousins” (about a stove and a local fair) 
December 3, 1855, Lebanon, [N.Y.], [Margaret] M. Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb](health and family matters) 
December 3, 1855, New Hartford, [N.Y.] to Charlotte (personal and family matters) 
December 19, 1855, Alfred, [N.Y.], Minerva Greenman to [Charlotte Holcomb, and family](latest news) 
December 19, 1855, Collins, [N.Y.], William Holcomb to George and Lucinda Holcomb (mentions children: Andrew (age 21), Albert, Elizabeth , and Amelia; Michael Barnhart’s wife died September) 
December 28, 1855, Rome, [N.Y.], Deborah Morton to Lucinda Holcomb (concerns death of Elisha Morton) 
April 15, 1856, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to George and Lucinda Holcomb (about her sickness and old age) 
April 20, 1856, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb], [Stephentown, N.Y.] (latest family news) 
May 11, 1856, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry Campbell to Sarah A. Holcomb (health of the family) 
July 6, 1856, Collins, [N.Y.], William W. Holcomb to Sarah A. Holcomb (her father George had a fit of apoplexy; his daughter Juliett has a second husband – she got rid of the first, a drunkard and polygamist; has a new house) 
July 29, 1856, Lebanon, [N.Y.], [Margaret] M. Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (Edwin’s health) 
October 12, 1856, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret M. Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb] (family news, etc.) 
December 14, 1856, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (mother and Aunt Lucretia are both somewhat senile) 
Sunday the 13th, 1856, Rome, [N.Y.], Mary Morton to [Charlotte and Sarah Holcomb] (Stephentown) (family news) 
April 23, 1857, Lebanon, [Madison County, N.Y.], Margaret Lewis to “Aunt” [Lucinda Holcomb] (says “my mother is no more,” looks like 1854, but refers to death of Lucretia Holcomb Wylie, who died April 17, 1857) 
June 26, 1857, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Hannah Twitchell to Brother [Samuel Wylie] (concerns her husband’s illness) 
October 13, 1857, Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to “Friend” [Charlotte Holcomb?] (family news and possibly visiting family in Sand Lake, etc.) 
December 5, 1857, [New Hartford, N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Charlotte (discusses her illness; deaths of Margaret Lewis and Jane Mills) 
December 8, [1857?] Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to [Charlotte Holcomb?] (at Mrs. Dennison’s; her deafness troubles her) 
December 20, 1857, Collins, [N.Y.], William. W. Holcomb to Sarah Holcomb (“the village of Gowanda burnt 2 years ago”) 
February 16, 1858, Sand Lake, [N.Y.], Melinda [Pierce] to Sarah [Holcomb] (“Milton says I must give his love to Aunt Lucinda”) 
February 24, 1858, Mandana, Onondaga County, N.Y., Nettie Parish to Sarah [Holcomb] (concerns moving to a new home) 
April 8, 1858, Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to Sarah [Holcomb] (explains why she is not going back to Sand Lake this summer) 
July 23, [1858?] Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to [Sarah Holcomb?] (will take the stage to Lebanon next Tuesday) 
September 17, 1858, Seth [Pierce] to Lucinda [Holcomb]and John [Wylie] (short greetings) 
November 7, 1858, Vernon, [N.Y.], Mary Morton to Cousin Charlotte Holcomb (mother is sick but others are well) 
August 7, 1859, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry [Campbell] to Charlotte [Holcomb] (she is feeble; health of family) 
August 21, 1859, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (mother has broken her hip) 
September 18, 1859, Stephentown, [N.Y.], “Lottie” [Charlotte Holcomb] to [Sarah Holcomb] (about religion, a fair in Berlin) 
November 25, 1859, Stephentown, [N.Y.], John F. Holcomb to Seth Parish (local news) 
December 13, 1859, Pittstown, [N.Y.], J.C. Humphrey to Charlotte Holcomb (about school, life in Pittstown) 
December 23, 1859, [N.Y.], Seth M. Parish to [John Holcomb?] (about his schooling, business matters) 
January 9, 1860, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb (family news) 
January 25, 1860, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to [Charlotte] E. Holcomb (concerns his mother’s health) 
February 27, 1860, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (his mother’s “loosening of mind”) 
March 1, 1860, Ridgefield, [Conn.] from C. B. Kendall to Chauncey B. Kendall, Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (news of the family) 
March 4, 1860, [n.p.], [Edwin Lawrence] Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb] (news about family) 
March 10, 1860, Collins, [N.Y.], William. H. Holcomb to Charlotte Holcomb, [Lebanon Springs, N.Y.] (news concerning death of his brother; his daughter Elizabeth is teaching school on the [Cattaraugus] Indian reservation) 
September 9, 1860, New Haven, [Conn.] Katy [sic] Beachley to [Charlotte Holcomb] (gossip) 
January 21, 1861, Washington Mills, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb (Sarah’s accident; her head injury) 
June 26, 1861, New Haven, [Conn.], Katie [sic] Beachley to Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. (she is going west to school) 
September 22, 1861, Washington Mills, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte Holcomb (concerns impending war) 
November 10, 1861, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Eveline [Grosvenor] to Sarah [Holcomb] (family news) 
January 5, 1862, Lebanon Springs, [N.Y.] Amelia Grosvenor to Charlotte or Sarah Holcomb] (local news)  
January 12, 1862, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Sarah [Holcomb] (regards his business ventures; loading ships with goods) 
January 26, 1862, Lebanon, [N.Y.], [Edwin Lawrence] Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb] (experiences of teaching school) 
February 23, 1862, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Sarah [Holcomb] (his work) 
March 23, 1862, Madison, [N.Y.], Lizzie [Grosvenor] to [Charlotte/Sarah Holcomb?](has heard of Aunt Lucinda’s death) 
May 11, 1862, Mandana, [N.Y.], Seth Parish to [Charlotte and Sarah Holcomb] (inquires as to news from Stephentown) 
July 10, 1862, New York, [N.Y.], George Dallman to Miss Holcomb (Henry Campbell was badly injured and unconscious 2 weeks) 
August 4, 1862, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Sarah [Holcomb] (how he fell down the hole of a ship; the War) 
October 12, 1862, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (working for the government war effort) 
November 27, 1862, New Haven, [Conn.], Katie Beachley to Charlotte {Holcomb] (men are all going to war; saw Henry Campbell) 
December 28, 1862, Lebanon, [N.Y.], E. Lawrence Lewis to [Charlotte Holcomb] (people there in good health) 
March 15, 1863, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (about “your mother’s painful sickness”; his father was 93 on the 24th of March) 
May 24, 1863, Saratoga Springs, Mary to “Sister Sarah” (news) 
May 31, 1863, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (he is now a customs house officer) 
June 1, 1863, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Sarah [Holcomb] (a brief note) 
June 3, 1863, New Haven, [Conn.], Katie Beachley to Charlotte Holcomb (had her photo taken for the first time) 
June 8, 1863, Burlington, Vt., Mary to Sarah [Holcomb] (describes her travels) 
June 15, 1863, Quebec, Mary [?] to Charlotte [Holcomb] (travel experiences) 
June 23, 1863, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Sarah [Holcomb] (plans journey to Stephentown and Oneida County) 
July 24, 1863, Watervliet Center, [N.Y.], Ella L. Robdan to Sarah [Holcomb](description of area where she is staying) 
August 31, 1863, New Haven, [Conn.], Katie [Beachley] to Charlotte [Holcomb] (about her photographs) 
September 6, 1863, Lebanon, [N.Y.], [Margaret] Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (wants a letter from her) 
December 13, 1863, Collins, [N.Y.], Amelia Holcomb to Sarah [Holcomb] (father had a bad fall; mother has frequent spells of insanity) 
December 22, 1863, New Haven, [Conn.], Katie M. [Beachley] to Lottie [Charlotte] and Sarah.[Holcomb] (about old Mr. and Mrs. Campbell) 
December 28, 1863, New York, [N.Y.], Henry E. Campbell to Sarah [Holcomb] (cousin Lawrence Lewis is with him) 
[?] 25, 1864, Albany, [?] to “Dear Wife” (busy, sends a little note) 
March 9, 1864, Lebanon, [N.Y.], E. [Lawrence] Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (sleighing, school, etc.) 
March 10, 1864, Lebanon, [N.Y.], [Margaret] Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (cold weather, sickness) 
May 2, 1864, Albany, [N.Y.], Sarah [Holcomb Long] to [Charlotte and George P. Holcomb] (journey and stay in Albany) 
May 14, 1864, Brooklyn, [N.Y.] Mary [?] to Sarah [Mrs. George W. Long] (comments on life in Stephentown) 
June 8, 1864, Albany, [N.Y.] Sarah [Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (latest news)  
June 30, 1864, Albany, [N.Y.], Sarah [Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (she will go to Saratoga Springs) 
August 16, 1864, Albany, [N.Y.], Sarah [Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (about her activities) 
September 15, 1864, Cincinnati, [Ohio], Seth Parish to “Friend” [Charlotte Holcomb] (his travels in the South and West) 
October 7, 1864, Albany, [N.Y.], Sarah “Sally” [Long] to Charlotte “Lottie” Holcomb (her health is better) 
October 23, 1864, Mandana, [N.Y.] Helen Parish to [Wylie or Holcomb relatives] (they want to visit Stephentown) 
November 6, 1864, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Eveline Grosvenor to Charlotte Holcomb (news in Madison County; Billy Wylie killed in Civil War) 
November 13, 1864, Mandana, [N.Y.], Seth Parish to [Charlotte Holcomb] (on the war; Campbell Hospital in Washington, D.C.) 
December 11, 1864, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Eveline [Grosvenor] to “Cousin Lottie” [Charlotte Holcomb] (family health) 
December 25, 1864, New York, [N.Y.], Henry Campbell to “Cousin Sally” [Sarah Holcomb] (family matters, health) 
January 6, 1865, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Miriam Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (“my Dear Susan died Oct. 26th”) 
July 2, 1865, New York, [N.Y.], Henry Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (“Uncle Beers (Samuel of Stephentown) is dead;” Lizzie Grosvenor died June 15)  
August 13, 1865, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret [Lewis] to Cousin (about Lizzie Grosvenor’s illness and death) 
December 28, 1865, New York, [N.Y.], Henry Campbell to Charlotte [Holcomb] (he is busy, etc.) 
January 18, 1866, Troy, N.Y., David Seymour to John Holcomb, Stephentown, (his rent is due) 
September 27, 1866, Lebanon, N.Y., [Eveline] M. Grosvenor to Charlotte Holcomb (asks about the family) 
October 21, 1866, Gowanda, [N.Y.], Libbie [Holcomb] to Charlotte Holcomb (her father’s health poor at present) 
October 22, 1866, Collins, [N.Y.], Amelia Holcomb to Sarah [Holcomb] (her father is sick; she is making hair flowers!) 
March 11, 1867, New Hartford, [N.Y.], Andrew Campbell to “Friend” [Charlotte Holcomb] (about Henry Campbell’s death on Feb. 22nd; he was returned to Utica for burial) 
August 6, 1867, [n.p.], Naomi Ryder to “Friend” [Charlotte Holcomb] (personal and family news) 
August 11, 1867, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret [Lewis] to Charlotte Holcomb (concerns the death of Henry Campbell) 
June 10, 1868, New York City, [N.Y.], [Sarah Long] to [Charlotte Holcomb] (visiting family and friends in the city) 
December 21, 1868, [n.p.], Mrs. E. Cain to Charlotte [Holcomb] (personal and family matters.) 
June 24, 1869, Albany, [N.Y.], [Sarah Long to Charlotte Holcomb] (news about the family)  
August 16, 1869, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (news about the family) 
August 25, 1869, Albany, [N.Y.], [Sarah Long] to [Charlotte Holcomb] (news about the family) 
January 1, 1870, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (news about the family) 
March 26, 1871, Lebanon, [N.Y.], E. S. Lewis to Charlotte [Holcomb] (health; new railroad being built through town) 
February 15, 1872, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret [Lewis] to Charlotte [Holcomb] (concerns the death of Eleanor Holcomb Beers and other family news) 
March 5, 1872, Collins, [N.Y.], Julliet Ellen Holcomb to Cousin Charlotte (news of the family) 
August 8, 1872, Ballston Spa, [N.Y.], Sarah [Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (visiting the springs) 
December 6, 1872, Pittsfield, [Mass.?], Libbie Wylie to Sarah Holcomb (concerns poor health of her mother) 
December 28, 1872, Ballston, [?] to Sarah [Long] (wants a letter from her) 
January 27, 1873, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Katie and Harry [England] to Sarah [Holcomb] (feeble, but needs to write) 
October 1873, Stephentown, [N.Y.], [George] W. Long to Sarah (brief notes) Also note to “sister” from “Lottie” [Charlotte Holcomb] 
October 20, [ca.1873-4] Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Sarah & Lottie [Charlotte Holcomb] (Harry’s sister has a daughter) 
September 12, [1875?] Brooklyn, [N.Y.], H.C. England to George (Holcomb) (Did you try to see us on your recent visit?) 
September 28, 1875, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Sarah [Long] (news) 
October 19, 1875, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Sarah [Long] to [Charlotte Holcomb] (visiting family and friends) 
November 5, 1875, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Sarah [Long] (relative to recent visit ) 
  January 10, 1876, Lebanon, [N.Y.], Margaret [Lewis] to Charlotte [Holcomb] (they are “going to have a Centennial”) 
January 21, 1876, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Sarah [Long] (family news) 
February 15, 1876, Sand Lake, [N.Y.], C. M. Traver to Charlotte Holcomb (postcard; says Aunt Mott buried 2 weeks ago) 
February 27, 1876, Lebanon, [N.Y.], E. Amelia Throop to [Charlotte Holcomb] (on visit there; found out that Aunt Margaret Lewis had died on Jan. 27th, her husband undecided on his future) 
April 18, 1876, [n.p.], [Melinda] Pierce to [Charlotte Holcomb and others?] (family illness; gardening) 
Friday Evening [October 20, 1876], Brooklyn,[N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Sarah [Holcomb] (Harry has been quite sick) 
April 19, 1878, Sonyea, [N.Y.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte [Holcomb] (just moved into business nearby) 
October 1, 1878, [Rochester, N.Y.?], [George] W. Long to [Charlotte Holcomb] (health, family news) 
April 1, 1879, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte [Holcomb] (she and Harry have new house) 
June 20, 1879, Dansville [N.Y.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte [Holcomb] 
October 20, 1879, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to “Lottie” [Charlotte Holcomb] (personal and family matters) 
10  November 12, 1880, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (she has heard that Sarah has died?) 
10  March 17, 1881, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (her husband died March 5, 1881) 
10  April 13, 1881, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (the death of her husband; weather) 
10  April 20, 1881, Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to [Charlotte Holcomb] (news, health) 
10  September 26, 1881, Melrose, [N.Y.], Mary E. Wylie [Humphrey] to Charlotte Holcomb (family news, wants letter) 
10  October 7, 1881, Melrose, [N.Y,], Mary Wylie Humphrey to Charlotte Holcomb (her letter received) 
10  October 19, 1881, Melrose, [N.Y,], Mary Wylie Humphrey to Charlotte Holcomb (father has dropsy) 
10  November 9, 1881, Collins, [N.Y.], William W. Holcomb to [John Holcomb] Stephentown, N.Y. (Andrew is in Minnesota, Albert has new farm; I am 88 years old and my wife 83) 
10  January 15, 1882, San Leandro, [Calif.], Libbie [Elizabeth Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (they have just moved to California)  
10  February 22, 1882, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (she has been sick) 
10  March 2, 1882, New York, [N.Y.], Samuel F. Holcomb, Jr. to John Holcomb (wants to travel to Stephentown) 
10  March 12, [1882], Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (she and Harry are both sick) 
10  April 10, 1882, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (now living in a boarding house) 
10  April 12, 1882, San Leandro, [Calif.], Libbie [Elizabeth Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (life in California) 
10  May 27, 1882, Castro Valley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to [John F. Holcomb] (hard work in Stephentown had “misaffected” him) 
10  September 17, 1882, Castro Valley, [Calif.], Libbie [Elizabeth Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (family news) 
10  December 21, 1882, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (Harry’s death, etc.) 
10  March 24, [ca. 1883-84], Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (lonely, wishes she would visit her) 
10  April 11, 1883, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (state of health and other personal matters) 
10  June 30, 1883, Castro Valley, [Calif.], George W. Long to “Sister & Brother” [Charlotte and George P. Holcomb] (on the climate and the land) 
10  August 18, 1883, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte Holcomb (at University of California) 
10  October 6, [1883] Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (heard that George P. Holcomb has died) 
10  October 29, 1883, Berkeley, [Calif.], Libbie [Elizabeth Long] to Charlotte Holcomb (concerns the passing of George P. Holcomb) 
10  November 22, 1883, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to Charlotte Holcomb regards recent visit at Stephentown) 
10  December 26, 1883 Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (very melancholy) 
10  February 18, 1884, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to Charlotte Holcomb (news) 
10  March 6, 1884, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Kittie [England] to Charlotte Holcomb (personal matters) 
10  March 8, 1884, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte Holcomb (inquires as to local news) 
10  April 30, 1884, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to Charlotte Holcomb (about Mr. Rollo’s death) (Edwin A., d. April 17, 1884) 
10  July 14, 1884, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte Holcomb (on University of California stationary; describes current situation as “perfect paradise”) 
10  December 27, 1884, Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to [Charlotte Holcomb] (will try to get her husband’s pension) 
10  February 18, 1885, Albany, [N.Y.], [Melinda] Pierce to [Charlotte Holcomb] (has been sick; Mr. Conklin dead) 
10  March 1, 1886, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to [Charlotte Holcomb] (has been sick; Peter H. Long dead) 
10  June 11, 1886, Collins, [N.Y.], William Holcomb to John and Charlotte Holcomb (Gowanda has almost become a city; his old Bible was destroyed years ago, but he remembers the following dates from it: Beriah Holcomb, born Aug. 16, 1746, and died March 15, 1824; Lucretia Holcomb born April 21, 1751, and died August 30, 1837) 
10  July 12, 1886, Montreal, [Quebec], Pauline Holcomb to [Charlotte] Holcomb (her father died last September) 
10  August 1, 1886, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte Holcomb (“How is everything in old Stephentown?”) 
10  August 2, 1886, Montreal, [Quebec], Pauline Holcomb to [Charlotte] Holcomb (busy, send a little note) 
10  November 29, 1886, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte Holcomb (news, business, health) 
10  January 28, 1887, William. Frederick Holcomb to Mrs. John F. [Rachel] Holcomb (genealogical information) 
10  February 2, 1887, Martinez, [Calif.], Samuel Holcomb to Mrs. John F. [Rachel] Holcomb (his travels) 
10  May 15, 1887, Berkeley, [Calif.], [George] W. Long to Charlotte Holcomb (news) 
10  July 2, 1889, Rochester [Minn.], Libbie [Elizabeth Long] to Rachel [Holcomb] (“father is 95 (Wm. Holcomb; Amelia have gone to Colorado)  
    Miscellaneous Papers including letter fragments 
11  Sheet (2 pp.) with genealogical data on Holcomb & Wylie families 
11  Bylaws of the Rochester Union Grays (Co. R, 54th Regt., N.Y.S. Vols.) 1861 (a brief diary written between 1878 and 1881 is sewn into this book) 
11  Invitation: [ca. 1850?] December 4, for Mr. & Mrs. George Holcomb to attend Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. & Mrs. E[ber] M[yers] Rollo of Stephentown 
11  Invitation: [n.d.] to Miss Sarah Holcomb from the Committee Arrangements about “making a banner for the coming celebration” 
11  Invitation: [n.d.] Miss D.F. Holcomb “respectfully solicits the company of Mr. J.F. Holcomb & Sisters” to attend a wedding 
11  Invitation: [n.d.] printed form, for a Thanksgiving ball to be held Thursday evening November 20th at A.J. Holcomb’s Hotel, Stephentown Center 
11  Invitation: [n.d.] printed form, friends of the Rev. E(lnathan) Sweet to attend a “donation visit” at his residence in Stephentown on December 28th; sent to John Holcomb & “Lady” 
11  Invitation: January 14, 1852, printed form, for a “donation visit” for the Rev. Wm. Bowen and family of the Baptist Church of Hancock (Mass.) 
11  Invitation: January 31, 1855, printed form, to attend a “donation visit” for Rev. M.C. Bronson, sent to Mr. S(imeon) Wylie Jr. & Lady 
11  Note (n.d., [1856?]) “Coffin…Length 6 ft. 2 inches, Wide 1 foot 8 inches, George Holcomb age 65 years” 
11  Menu and wine list (printed) of the Continental Hotel, Philadelphia; June 1, 1862 (4 pp., folder, with engraving of hotel) 
11  Citation of Proof of Will, September 18, 1883, Columbia County Surrogate’s Court: John & Charlotte Holcomb of Stephentown are to appear in Hudson relative to the estate of their brother, George P. Holcomb, late of New Lebanon 
11  (printed ad pasted on card), n.d., for N. Grimes, General Agent for the following medicines, Marcellus, Onondaga County 
11  (undated newspaper clipping) about “mortgage sale” on April 19, 1869 of land in Stephentown and Berlin belonging to George P. & Anna M. Holcomb of New Lebanon to Henry & Ephraim Alderman of Stephentown 
11  Mss poem, n.d., “To a Friend” (Prudence M. Lester) by Mary Holcomb of New London, Conn. 
11  Receipt: March 10, 1800, Stephentown, where Hosea Moffitt received $15.00 from Beriah Holcomb for rent of a pew at the Presbyterian Church, Stephentown 
    Receipt: January 3, 1828, received for George & William Holcomb, $1.00 by Betsy Wylie 
11  Receipt: July 17, 1857, received of Charlotte Holcomb (by George Holcomb) $25.00 for legal services in case against Marcellus Ross 
11  Certification, Stephentown, October 12, 1848, that “I have examined John F. Holcomb … found him to be satisfactory” in respect to moral character, learning and ability to instruct a common school in the Town …” Ebenezer Strait, Town Superintendent of Common Schools 
11  Certification, Stephentown, November 26, 1849, that “I have examined John F. Holcomb … found him to be satisfactory” in respect to moral character, learning and ability to instruct a common school in the Town …” Ebenezer Strait, Town Superintendent of Common Schools 
11  Notice of enrollment July 1, 1864 where John F. Holcomb is judged “liable to do military duty” (printed form) 
11  Notice of enrollment July 23, 1866, 2nd Regiment, Rensselaer County Militia 
11  Insurance policy March 22, 1851 to George Holcomb from the Washington County Mutual Insurance Company, Granville, saying that premium of $2.00 is due (printed form) 
11  Receipt: for $2.00 premium payment, January 3, 1853 
11  Receipt: June 28, 1851 
11  Receipt: for $3.00, January 27, 1855 
    Undated, partially dated, incomplete letters 
11  [ca. 1840s] Dear Brother [George Holcomb?] from [William Holcomb?] (1 page of a letter; talks about his wife (Juliett) “raving” and having to keep her chained; heard that last spring “Father (David) Barnhart” had deeded his land to his other children) 
11  [ca.1840s] New [Hartford?], to My Dear…(torn) (a love letter, names torn away) 
11  Friday morning [1840s], Stephentown, to L.G. Holcomb from [Miriam] Campbell (our safe arrival) 
11  (1860s-1870s), Cattaraugus County, to [?] in Stephentown from Ruth Ryder (business matters) 
11  ??, Lebanon?, to Lottie Holcomb from Lizzie Grosvenor (partial; gives a cure for “lowness of spirits”). Missing: September 2006. 
12 

Envelopes / postal covers for letters addressed primarily to Charlotte Holcomb, New Lebanon Springs, N.Y. circa 1860-1889 ( These items were separated from many of the afore listed letters) 

Appendix B: Holcomb, Wylie, and Morton Families’ Genealogy

This information was compiled in 1980 by Warren F. Broderick of Lansingburgh, New York.  See also research notes and documentation on Wylie and allied families found in Frances D. Broderick Genealogy Collection (SC22106, Box 35)

HOLCOMB FAMILY

JOSIAH HOLCOMB (Holcumb), son of Thomas Holcomb of Simsbury, Connecticut; came to Stephentown, N.Y. in the 1780s; he died there July 25, 1805, aged 88 years, and is buried in the Presbyterian Hill Cemetery. He married on November 8, 1742, in Simsbury, ABIGAIL HIGLEY, daughter of Nathan Higley and Abigail Filer; she died in Stephentown February 15, 1815, aged 94 years. Issue: (1) Jeremiah, born February 2, 1745; (2) Lemuel, born September 15, 1753; (3) Jonah, born July 6, 1755; (4) Michael, born February 8, 1758; (5) Deborah, born July 23, 1760; (6) Josiah Jr., born July 19, 1743, died at Stephentown June 15, 1827; he married on July 25, 1765, Dorcas Smith of Granville, Mass., born July 4, 1744[7?] and died at Nassau June 8, 1833; they had 13 children, including Samuel, born July 17, 1773, died at Stephentown December 28, 1814, married Clarissa; Sabrina [Anna?] Adams, who died June 11, 1813, aged 34 years; they are buried in Presbyterian Hill Cemetery and had issue; (7) Abigail, born December 8, 1750; died October 30, 1843 at Stephentown; she married on October 15, 1771 Elisha Egleston, who died April 28, 1804, aged 55 years; they are buried in Presbyterian Hill Cemetery; they had at least nine children: Jesse, married Abigail ___ (Presbyterian Hill Cemetery); had issue;  Josiah, married Nancy ___ (Presbyterian Hill Cemetery); had issue; Abigail, married ___ Bennett, lived at Stephentown; Elisha Jr., married ___ ___; had issue; Sarah, married Thadeus Morgan (Presbyterian Hill Cemetery); Deborah; Elizabeth, married ___ Moffitt, lived at Stephentown; Nancy, married Nathan Higley, lived in Sand Lake; had issue; Lovica, married Green Worden, lived at Alfred, N.Y.; had issue.

BERIAH HOLCOMB, born in Simsbury, August 16, 1748, died at Stephentown, March 15, 1827; married Lucretia Pease (possibly the widow of ___ Warren), born April 21, 1751, died at Stephentown April 30, 1837; they are buried in Presbyterian Hill Cemetery; had issue:

(1) Beriah Jr., born February 22, 1778, died February 11, 1858 (he lived at Brutus, Sennett and Auburn, N.Y.), married Sally Monroe, who died June 27, 1845, at Sennett, aged 63 years and 29 days; they are buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Throop, N.Y.; issue: a son Philander, who died in 1836; possibly others.

(2) Lucretia, born June 2, 1780, died April 11, 1857; married Peter Wylie; they lived at Lebanon, N.Y. (See WYLIE line.)

(3) Sylvester, born July 30, 1784, died January 22, 1851; married, November 6, 1816, Betsy Hastings, who died February 27, 1852; they lived at Richmond, Mass.; issue: a son, born September 27, 1825, and Matilda, born c. 1819, died April 13, 1852, at Richmond; married Rufus Kendall; others?

(3) William Warner, born November 9, 1793, died August 27, 1889; married, December 28, 1817, at New Lebanon, N.Y., Juliette Barnhart, daughter of David Barnhart and Lucretia Hoadley of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; she was born July 15, 1798 and died January 2 [21?], 1884; they lived at Collins, N.Y. and are buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery there; (Note: Lucretia and other members of the Barnhart family were insane). Issue: Olive, born September 19, 1827, died July 10, 1876, married ___ Wilcox; lived at Elizabeth, Illinois; had issue; Lucretia, born April 15, 1819, died in California, married Timothy Kimble; Maria Elizabeth, born May 22, 1838, married Grant Hurd; lived in Minnesota; had issue; Andrew Jackson, born January 5, 1833, died April 8, 1914; lived at Stewartsville, Minnesota; had issue; Albert Gideon, born September 20, 1835, died April 18, 1918 at Collins, N.Y.; married Lucy Lindsley; had issue; Juliette, born June 24, 1821, died in 1904; married first ___ Maxim [a bigamist, marriage annulled]; married second  ___ Cain; had issue; William Henry, born February 27, 1823; Miriam, born March 21, 1825, died July 10, 1834; Adelaide Amelia, born December 20, 1842, died February 11, 1898; married ___ Kent; Louisa, born April 15, 1830, died August 28, 1848.

(4) Miriam, born June 8, 1786, died April 29, 1860; married in 1826, as his second wife, John Campbell, born March 24, 1776, died October 21, 1866; (he was one of ten children of Moses Campbell, an early settler of Paris, N.Y.). The family is buried in the Norwich Corners Cemetery, Town of Litchfield, Herkimer County. Issue of John and Miriam Campbell: Henry C., born ca. 1830, died February 22, 1867, in New York City. Issue of John Campbell by his first wife, Esther (who died April 21, 1826): John C., Jr., died November 6, 1903, aged 95 years, married Lovisa Nichols; Andrew C., died July 14, 1901 aged 82 years, 9months, 29 days, married Caroline Tillotson.

(5) Eleanor, born October 7, 1788, died January 9, 1872 (lived in Stephentown, buried in Presbyterian Hill Cemetery); married January 28, 1826 ,as his second wife, Samuel Beers, who died June 17, 1863, aged 72 years, 11 months, 1 day; he is buried with his first wife, Elizabeth, (who died May 7, 1834 aged 44 years, 3 months, 4 days) at East Nassau; no issue by Eleanor.

(6) GEORGE HOLCOMB, born February 13, 1791, died May 12, 1856, at Stephentown; married Lucinda Wylie at New Lebanon, N.Y. April 15, 1819; she was born April 15, 1790 and died at Stephentown, January 29, 1863; she was a daughter of John Wylie and Deborah Allyn. (See WYLIE line.) They are buried in Presbyterian Hill Cemetery. Issue: George J., born October 9, 1819, died September 30, 1820; Charlotte, born March 28, 1821, died February 23, 1891 (Presbyterian Hill Cemetery); Angeline, born January 21, 1823, died December 10, 1842 (Presbyterian Hill Cemetery); George Pease, born February 20, 1825, died August 28, 1883; lived at New Lebanon, N.Y.; married Annie ___, died February 10, 1893 aged 61 years; buried Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon; John Franklin, born January 8, 1827, died March 28, 1894; married September 1, 1865 Rachel Rollo, daughter of John A. Rollo and Harriet Carpenter; she was born April 11, 1842 and died January 30, 1918; buried Presbyterian Hill Cemetery; had issue; Sarah Orilla, born March 25, 1829, died April 24, 1877; married April 28, 1864, George W. Long; George Long married a second time, Elizabeth ___, and moved to California.

WYLIE FAMILY

JOHN WYLIE and AGNES PARKES came to America from County Antrim, Ireland in 1729; among their children was James Wylie, Sr.

JAMES WYLIE SR., was born ca. 1722 in Ireland, and lived most of his life in Volunton, Connecticut, but removed to Stephentown, N.Y. about 1780, and later to Coventry, N.Y., where he died May 20, 1806, aged 84 years; he is buried there in the Wylie Cemetery along with his son. James Jr.. and many descendents. He married Sarah McMain, and his known children were James Jr., who lived in Volunton, Stephentown and Coventry; Simeon, Moses of Lebanon, Robert of Westmoreland, and JOHN WYLIE, born in Volunton, Conn. January 16, 1751; he moved to Stephentown, N.Y. about 1780, and became the town’s first supervisor. He died there June 12, 1795, and was buried in the Wylie Family Cemetery at Wyomanock (which was later removed to Garfield Cemetery). He married, on November 4, 1773, DEBORAH ALLYN, who was born May 3, 1755, and died January 21, 1835, aged 79 years. She had remarried Nathaniel Spring, a widower of Stephentown, who died in the epidemic, January 20, 1813. (He is buried with his first wife, June, in the Presbyterian Hill Cemetery in Stephentown.) The children of John and Deborah Wylie were:

(1) Simeon Wylie, who died May 13, 1865 aged 88 years; married Polly Spring, daughter of Nathaniel Spring and his first wife, June. Polly died March 22, 1849, aged 66 years, and was buried with her husband in the Wylie Family Cemetery. Issue: Deborah, died July 21, 1863, aged 48 years, unmarried (Wylie Cemetery); John W., died December 12, 1876 aged 70 years; married first Elizabeth ___ who died June 16, 1840 aged 36 years; he married a second time,  Fanny ___, who died March 8, 1883 aged 76 years, 10 mos.; all buried at Garfield Cemetery; he had issue; Nathaniel S., born 1809, died 1891; married June 3, 1843, Caroline, daughter of Caleb and Lydia (Sweet) Gardner; she was born in 1814 and died in 1896; they are buried in the Stephentown Baptist Cemetery and had issue; Ann J., married on January 22, 1826, Nicholas Gardner; they lived at Rush, N.Y.; Sarah E., who died October 26, 1897, aged 73 years; she married, on September 22, 1847, Burton Jolls, who died November 30, 1898, aged 74 years; they are buried in the Presbyterian Hill Cemetery; Simeon A., who was born in 1812 and died in 1895; he married, on October 29, 1845, Abby Jolls, who died October 22, 1869, aged 53; they are buried in Garfield Cemetery and had issue.

(2) Lucinda Wylie, born April 15, 1790; died January 29, 1863; married George Holcomb. (See HOLCOMB line.)                 

(3) Peter Wylie, born ca. 1776 and died August 30, 1831, at Lebanon, N.Y.; he married Lucretia, daughter of Beriah and Lucretia (Pease) Holcomb; she was born June 2, 1780, and died April 17, 1857; they are buried in the Carmel Burying Ground, Lebanon. Issue: William P., died in 1894, married Charlotte Elizabeth French Moses, moved to Pennsylvania; Ellen M., born 1813, died 1854; married Sidney Grosvenor (born 1809, died 1854); buried in Gates Cemetery, Lebanon, N.Y.; had issue; Margaret, born 1815, died in 1875; married Edwin Lewis (born 1810, died 1897) died and were buried at Lebanon, N.Y.; had issue; Beriah W., married Julia Allan, January 14, 1846; they lived at Eaton, N.Y.; George Franklin, unmarried, buried in the Carmel Burying Ground; Meritta, married Richard Leffler in January of 1842; she died February 18, 1842; Miraim [?]; Matilda [?]

(4) Hannah Wylie, married John Twitchell; they lived in New Orleans. Issue: Janette, married a Hazen.

(5) Jerusha Wylie, who died June 14, 1832, at Stephentown; she married Isaac Newton, who died there August 8, 1835; buried in Presbyterian Hill Cemetery. Issue: Miriam; Asenath.

(6) John Wylie Jr., born in 1799, and died in Stephentown in January of 1827; he married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry & Susan (Delaverage) Platt, who was born in 1789 and died in 1863; they were buried in Stephentown and removed to the Cemetery of the Evergreens in adjacent New Lebanon. Issue: Mary, born in 1826 and died, unmarried, March 13, 1898; Eliza, born c. 1821; Henry Platt, born in 1811 and died in 1850; married Freelove Pierce, born in 1819 and died November 16 [17?], 1855 in Stephentown, N.Y.; Jane, born October 8, 1817; died May 12, 1906; married I.E. Rowley of New Lebanon as his second wife; he was born in 1824 and died in 1901.

(7) Frederick Jay Wylie, born ca. 1795 and died March 27, 1882, aged 87 years, 1 month, at Pittsfield, N.Y., where he lived and is buried; he married Wealthy Ann Tracy, daughter of Erastus & Olive (Rowley) Tracy of Richmond, Mass., who was baptized July 20, 1804. Known issue: Elizabeth, died March 28, 1905, aged 72, unmarried; Ellen Olivia, died March 9, 1903 aged 66 years, 11 months and 6 days, unmarried; Cornelia.

(8) Deborah Wylie, born August 24, 1786, at Stephentown; died January 11, 1859, at Rome, N.Y.; she married, on February 11, 1809, Reuben Morton, son of Elisha Morton and Elizabeth Sackett. He was born in 1780 and died January 9, 1855; they are buried in the Hamil Cemetery, Rome, N.Y. Issue: Jay Wylie, born ca. 1815, married first [?] Jane Hatch, who died May 1, 1850,  aged 28 years, at Rome.

MORTON FAMILY (compiled in 1980 by Warren F. Broderick and Helen Kocher)

Ichabod Morton (1726-May 16, 1809) of Middleboro, Mass. married Deborah Morton (July 15, 1730-November 17, 1789), and had among their children, two sons: Eleazer Morton and Elisha Morton

Eleazer Morton, born at Middleboro, Mass. February 25, 1752, and died January 15, 1813, at Stephentown, N.Y.; he married Lucy Doty, daughter of Samuel Doty and Zeruiah Covell, born at Sharon, Conn. December 27, 1751, and died at Westmoreland, N.Y. August 30, 1838 (Lowell Cemetery); Eleazer died during the smallpox epidemic and is buried in the Presbyterian Hill Cemetery, Stephentown. Issue: Clark Morton, born November 10, 1781, died before 1813; children: Clark and Julia; Ichabod Morton, born March 21, 1785; Eleazer Morton, Jr., born May 4, 1878, lived at Westmoreland, N.Y.; Elisha Morton, born November 8, 1790, lived at Westmoreland, N.Y.; Lucy Morton, born February 10, 1789; died December 25, 1857; married Daniel Crosby, died July 18, 1844, aged 61 years (Old Westmoreland Cemetery); Samuel Doty Morton, born January 20, 1784, died July 30, 1846; married Lydia Waterman, died January 21, 1851 (Hamil Cemetery, Rome, N.Y.)

Elisha Morton, born at Middleboro, June 12, 1754, died at Rome, N.Y. July 28, 1825; he lived first at Stephentown, N.Y.; he married Elizabeth Sackett, who died at Rome, May 18, 1829, aged 69 years. Issue:
 
(1) Deborah, married Stiles Turner, lived in Michigan.

(2) John B. Morton, who died June 12, 1876 aged 84 years (buried Lowell Cemetery, Westmoreland, N.Y.); married Mercy ___, who died September 12, 1857, aged 62 years (Lowell Cemetery); they had sons Parke [Parker] and Lewis Morton.

(3) Reuben Morton, born in 1780 and died January 9, 1855, aged 76 years (buried in Hamil Cemetery, Rome, N.Y.); married Deborah Wylie, daughter of John Wylie and Deborah Allyn, born August 24, 1786, at Stephentown, and died at Rome, January 11, 1859; they were married on February 11, 1809. Issue: Jay Wylie Morton, born in 1815, married Jane Hatch, who died May 1, 1850, aged 28 years (Hamil Cemetery); he died ???; Lucy Morton, married Charles Clark; they lived at Canastota and later at Rome; had issue; Rebecca Morton, died unmarried, March 15, 1849, aged 30 years (Hamil Cemetery); Elisha Morton, born September 30, 1810, and died at Brunswick, N.Y., December 3, 1883; he is buried (unmarked) in the White Church Cemetery there; he married first Mary Ann Holcomb, daughter of Hosea Holcomb of Sand Lake and Huldah Quimby (she was born May 6, 1813 and died at Rome, N.Y., December 11, 1839 (Hamil Cemetery)); he married a second time, Amanda Holcomb, who died at Rome, N.Y.,  January 16, 1844 [1841?], aged 35 years (Hamil Cemetery); he married a third time, Adaline Morton, born March 25, 1815, daughter of David Morton and Polly Snow; he married a fourth time, Caroline Mosely, who died at Brunswick December 15, 1907; he had 5 children.

Last Updated: May 7, 2009