Hounsfield People & Families

 

Brothers Homer & William Washburn on the family farm in Camps Mills, ca. 1910

Multi-Family Resources | Biographies & Single-Family Resources

 

Multi-Family Resources

Master Index to Hounsfield History—A Combined Index to Nine Sources: more than 6,625 references to over 5,550 people from nearly 1,500 families discussed in sections about Hounsfield in major Jefferson County history books, including Brennan, Childs, Emerson, Everts, Haddock, Heiner, Hough, and more, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Across the Great Divide: 19th Century Emigrants from Dorset & Devon, England to Hounsfield, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

see also photos of Hawkchurch parish church, on the Dorset/Devon border, where many Hounsfield families immigrated from, contributed by Margaret Lewis

Bicentennial Ancestor Register: a list of past Hounsfield residents and their living descendants, with contact info, plus links to photos and related websites.

Biographies & Family Sketches: from Haddock's "Growth of a Century" (1895), at Jefferson County GenWeb

Business Directory, 1866-1867: composite images of the actual directory pages, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Business Directory of 1890: from Child's Gazetteer, at Jefferson County GenWeb

Business Directory of Sackets Harbor, 1894: from Haddock's "Growth of a Century," contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Child's Family Sketches: biographies from Child's Gazetteer (1890), at Jefferson County GenWeb

see the Every-Name Index to Child's Family Sketches of Hounsfield, compiled by Mark A. Wentling.

Contributors to Evert's 1878 History of Hounsfield: indicates occupation, residence, and period of residence, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Emerson's Hounsfield Family Sketches: seventy family sketches selected from pages 1 through 276 of the "Personal References" section of Emerson's Our County & Its People (1898).

Every-Name Index to Brennan's "Images of America: Sackets Harbor" compiled by Mark A. Wentling.

Farms in Hounsfield, 1918: map published by The American Agriculturalist and hosted at Jefferson County GenWeb

see also the Index to Farms: arranged by name of owner; search the "Town" column for "Houndsfield."

Hounsfield Family Histories: excerpts from 19th-century biographical sources supplemented with research notes, at nnygenealogy.com

Pictures of Pre-1865 Hounsfield Residents from the Jefferson County, NY, Pioneer Portraits Project

Postmasters, Past & Present, at Jefferson County GenWeb

Town Supervisors, 1806-1894: from Haddock's Growth of a Century (1894), contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

WorldConnect Family Trees at Rootsweb containing people:

 

Biographies & Single-Family Resources

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Ames

Ames Pioneers: details on the descendants of Horace Ames; includes surname Bell, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Arnold

Arnold Pioneers: details on the descendants of Daniel Arnold; includes surnames Bosworth, Earl, Frink, Ivory, Holden, Powell, Smith, Whitaker, Wiley, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Barnes

Barnes Family: early residents of Sulpher Springs, contributed by Robert & Mary Martin.

Will of Enoch Barnes, (1877): surnames include Barnes, Orchard, Smiley, Stoddard, Chamberlain, contributed by Robert & Mary Martin. (off-site)

Will of Armenia (Barnes) Orchard, (1913): surnames include Holden, Phillips, Harris, Reid, McMullin, Cobb, Parker, Huntington, contributed by Robert & Mary Martin. (off-site)

Bates

Bates Pioneers: details on the descendants of Samuel Bates; includes surnames Houghton and Sherman, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Merrick M. Bates:  biography and portrait from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Blodgett

Aaron Blodgett:  a biography of this early settler, written in 1859 by Solon Massey.

Broadbent

Camp

Camp Family Bible Records: from the Bible of George Hale Camp, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Canfield

Theodore Canfield, 1823-1915: biography, including portrait and signature, contributed by Mark A. Wentling

Cobb

Cobb Family: descendants of Joseph Cobb and Margaret Soules, and their homes, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Cobb Family Group Sheets: from the research of Florence Secor.

Cobb Farm Cemetery: photos, directions and description, of this cemetery on sulpher Springs Road in Camps Mills, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Conklin

Conklin Pioneers: at Jefferson County GenWeb

Coster

Coster Pioneers: at Jefferson County GenWeb

Crandall

Crandall Family Group Sheets: from the research of Florence Secor.

Eveleigh

John & Sarah Eveleigh Descendants:  an outline report of the descendants of these early English immigrants, who settled in Sulpher Springs before 1835, contributed by Evelyn Bayna. (PDF)

Fall

Abby Fall & Anson Potter:  biographies and portraits from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Fawdrey

Fawdrey Pioneers: details on descendants of Daniel Fawdrey; includes surnames Fox, Kenyon, Sackett, Squire, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Fawdrey Family History: an in-depth group of reports about the ancestors of Bob Ward, including the Harris and Ward families of Hounsfield. (off-site)

Daniel Fawdrey Home (bef. 1855), corner of Fawdrey Road & Old Salt Point Road, Camp's Mills.

Fields

Fields Settlement Cemetery: photo, directions and description of this cemetery on the Old Rome State Road where several Fields family memebers are buried, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Gouverneur

Gouverneur Pioneers: details on descendants of Graham Morris Gouverneur; includes surnames Bennoit, Clark, Frantz, Graham, Nichols, Rudd, Stevens, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Hall

Ira Hall, Farmer of Upstate New York: biographies, portraits, letters, maps and photos illustrate the life of a Sulpher Springs pioneer family, presented by Kelly E. Hokkanen. (off-site)

Haddock

John A. Haddock: in his own words the author of Jefferson County's centennial history describes his family background and boyhood days in Sulpher Springs, contributed by Mary Martin.

Harbridge

Harbridge Pioneers: details on descendants of James Harbridge, shipbuilder; surnames include Harrison, Hobbins, Smith, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Harris

Harris Pioneers: details on descendants of John Harris; surnames include Fawdrey, Fox, Lee, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Will of James Harris, (1910): surnames include Harris, Holbrook. (off-site)

Will of Lonson Dyer Harris, (1936): surnames include Harris, Dewey, Martin, Cobb. (off-site)

Hogarty

John Hogarty: Notes by his Granddaughter, Mary Ann Pew-Cornish: surnames include Day, Delaney, Olcott, Perry, Winnegar, contributed by Mark Martinson.

Holden

Aaron Holden & Orilla Root Descendants: genealogy of these early settlers of the Chestnut Ridge neighborhood, and their descendants, with photographs; surnames include Arnold, Austin, Barker, Bennett, Bibby, Brooks, Burrows, Clayton, Coffin, Crago, DeWitt, Kinney, Lawrence, Martin, Meyer, Orchard, Snell, Stokes, Taylor, Westcott, Weston, at Family Files Genealogy. (off-site)

Jeffrey

Emmanuel "Manuel" Jeffrey, 1837-1922: stagecoach driver, Merchant, and Church Sexton: his obituary, plus biographical details, photos, and links, contributed by Mark A. Wentling.

Jenkins

Jenks

Jenks Pioneers: details on descendants of George Washington Jenks; surnames include Barker, Goodsell, Huestis, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Johnson

Johnson 1883 Autograph Book: an index to names and notes from Irene Johnson's 1883 autograph book, signed by friends and relatives while she lived at Galloo Island Lighthouse, contributed by Mark A. Wentling

Lane

    Lane Family: early English immigrants to Sackets Harbor and Sulpher Springs; surnames include Alexander, Barrett, Crannage, Dening, Eggleston, Eveleigh, Holbrook, Jeffrey, Johnson, Larkins, Matthews, Palmer, Payne, Reader, Roe, Stokes, Stoodley, Weaver, contributed by Mark A. Wentling. (off-site)

    Henry J. Lane, 1841-1915: biography, including portrait, contributed by Mark A. Wentling

Lee

The Lee Family of Hounsfield, N.Y. and Related Families: an online version of the 1941 book by Walter John Coates, Litt. D., hosted and enhanced by Dorsey Drane. Major surnames covered include: Allen, Alverson, Baker, Blodgett, Coats, Dorchester, Gilmore, Gould, Hammond, Holloway, Marks, Moffatt, Read, Rust, Stoell, Westcott, Wright, and others. (off-site)

Macomb

Macomb Family Photo Album: includes map of Macomb's Purchase showing division of Hounsfield! (off-site)

Manley

Daniel & Asa Manley Family: early Yankee residents of Stowell's Corners, includes surnames Angell, Duer, Ellwood, Goodrich, Jackson, Reed, Sumner, Washburn, contributed by Mark A. Wentling. (off-site)

Matteson

Elisha Matteson Family Bible: page images and transcriptions from the family bible of Elisha Matteson and his wife Chloe Austin, who settled in East Hounsfield in 1807; surnames include Chappell, Field, Green, Ryder and Weaver. (off-site)

McNitt

Samuel McNitt, Keeper of Norn Island Lighthouse: his family history contributed by Dorothy Creely

Membery

Membery Cemetery: photos, directions and description of this cemetery on sulpher Springs Road in Camps Mills where George Memebery and his wife Martha Orchard are buried, at nnygenealogy.com (off-site)

Metcalf

Metcalf Pioneers: details on descendants of Henry Metcalf; surnames include Ashby, Hoag, Merritt, Taylor, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Moore

Veranus Alva Moore, 1859-1931: biography and portrait of this Hounsfield-born physician and bacteriologist. (off-site)

Orchard

Benjamin Orchard Family: early residents of Camps Mills, contributed by Robert & Mary Martin.

Benjamin Orchard Home, contributed by Mary Martin and Mark A. Wentling

Benjamin Orchard & Armenia Barnes Descendants: genealogy of these early settlers of Camps Mills, and their descendants, with photographs; surnames include Austin, Bibby, Brockway, Brooks, Clayton, Harris, Holden, Malcolm, Martin, Moore, McMullin, McWayne, Phillips, Reed, Robbins, at Family Files Genealogy. (off-site)

Will of Benjamin Orchard, (1890): surnames include Moore, McMullin, Holden, Brockway, Harris, Phillips, Reed. (off-site)

Will of Armenia (Barnes) Orchard, (1913): surnames include Holden, Phillips, Harris, Reid, McMullin, Cobb, Parker, Huntington. (off-site)

Potter

Abby Fall & Anson Potter:  biographies and portraits from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Resseguie

Resseguie Pioneers: details on descendants of Samuel Resseguie; surnames include Austin, Brown, Delavergne, Carpenter, Cook, Hunt, Signor at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Samuel Resseguie Farm (c.1840), Parker Road, Sulpher Springs

Roberts

Lewis Humphrey Roberts, 1831-1915: details on this early Galloo Island resident and his descendants, on the website of great-great-granddaughter Michelle Stone. (off-site)

Slater

Slater Pioneers: details on descendants of Stephen Slater; surnames include Alexander, Closson, Glass, Kirby, Rochardson, Smith at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Smith

Andrew Smith:  biography and portrait from Evert's 1878 History of Jefferson County, New York.

Smith Pioneers: details on the descendants of Daniel Smith, early settler at Camps Mills; includes surnames Bucklin, Harris, Holmes, Ketchum, Wright, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Spicer

Spicer Pioneers: details on descendants of Thomas Spicer; surnames include Button, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Stokes

Stokes Family: early English immigrants to Sackets Harbor and Sulpher Springs; surnames include Barkley, Fawdrey, Gibbons, Holden, Hooley, Hovey, McKeag, McWain/McQuain, Miner, Signor, Sutherland, Washburn, Westcott, contributed by Mark A. Wentling. (off-site)

Stoodley

Stoodley Family: early English immigrants to Sulpher Springs; surnames include Bristol, Clark, Gibson, Godfrey, Jeffrey, Lane, Metcalf, Reed, Washburn, contributed by Mark A. Wentling. (off-site)

Tisdale

Tisdale Pioneers: details on descendants of George L. Tisdale; surnames include Burt and Savage, at Jefferson County GenWeb. (off-site)

Tyler

Maj. William Wallace Tyler, 1838-1924: a lengthy biography with photos of this Civil War veteran and native of Sackets Harbor; surnames include Gratz, on the website of descendant Tyler Phillips Walton. (off-site)

Washburn

Weeks

Justin W. Weeks: biography of former Hounsfield teacher and Watertown resident, with paintings by Théodore Gégoux; brought to you by the artist's grandson, Théodore Gégoux III. (off-site)

 

© Mark A. Wentling, 2000-2007
 

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