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Re: Cora Everest b1899/d1966
Posted by: julie otto Date: March 19, 2001 at 22:54:54
In Reply to: Re: Cora Everest b1899/d1966 by Mitchelle Everest of 246

Hello, Mitchelle and Tammy --

Was Cora's husband Guy born about 1886? A Guy Everest was born prob. Schuyler Falls, Clinton Co., N.Y. in June 1886, son of Benjamin Franklin Everest 1837-1902, Civil War soldier, and wife Frances Henrietta Barnes, 1850-living 1903. This is from the standard work on the Everests -- Winifred Lovering Holman, DESCENDANTS OF ANDREW EVEREST OF YORK, MAINE (1955), pp. 275-76, which only gives this Guy Everest in the list of B.F. Everest's children (Aurora 1867, Frank 1868, Benjamin 1870, Alice J. 1872 [Mrs. Gove], Augusta 1874, Agnes/Annie 1877 [Mrs. Turner], Dorothea 1880, Winnefred 1883, Guy 1886). Guy should be findable in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 federal censuses of New York State.

B.F. Everest is Benjamin Franklin7 Everest ([Judge] Josiah Terry6 & Sally Sibley, [Cpl.] Joseph5 & Sarah Eells, Benjamin4 & Esther/Hester Dudley, Benjamin3 & Hannah Jones, Isaac2 & Joanna ----, Andrew1 * Barbara ----).

Benjamin4 Everest (1718-1783/4) brought the family from western Conn. in the mid-1760s to Addison Vt. His sons Capt. Zadock Everest 1744-1825, Lt. Benjamin Everest 1752-1843, and Cpl. Joseph Everest 1754-1825, were all very active in the Revolution. Both Ben and Joe were apparently captured in Carleton's Raid of 1778/9 and put on a boat with other prisoners bound for Montreal. Ben escaped by bribing a sailor to get him whiskey, then drugging the guard, and jumped overboard into the Lake (in November) and swam to safety (and escapes from several more captures) while Joe was taken to Montreal, escaped from there (despite a broken ankle) and of the several men he escaped with, was apparently the only one who lived to return home.

Ben remained at Addison, but Joe moved to Ticonderoga, then Peru, I believe ca. 1800. Joe is buried in Peru, just north of Keeseville, in a very mosquitoey cemetery, surrounded by several generations of descendants. My gg-grandfather, Ben's son David D. Everest 1799-1863, went from Addison to Milton Vt. about 1820/21, to Port Kent 1835, and to Keeseville 1849-50, and died there. I have looked everywhere for his wife, Parmelia ----, 1804-1866, born in Mass., buried beside him in Keeseville.

Is Guy buried in Keeseville? Have been to Evergreen Cem., Keeseville, many times, but don't remember other Everests there besides my great-grandmother Eugenia Rachael (Everest) Follett, 1839-1928, and her sisters Mrs. Parkill and Mrs. Rice, buried in the next plot with their parents and the Parkill kids, all of whom died young. (Of course, there is at least one other large cemetery in Keeseville, a Catholic one; don't remember which county.) Very important: Evergreen is on the Clinton Co. side of Keeseville, and all Clinton Co. cems. have long been transcribed and available at the Plattsburgh (NY) Public Library - believe they can be ordered from the Clinton Co. site on or links thereto. Some Essex Co. burials are available on the site for that county too.

The Everests, Folletts and Parkills were from the 1860s at least through the 1940s friends of the Tallmadge family of Keeseville, who when my mother went to her uncle Charles Follett's funeral in 1944, ran the Green Apple Inn at Keeseville - which had been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Have you checked with oldtimers at Keeseville - Port Kent - Peru etc.? (In 1982 we did this by getting off the Port Kent ferry and stopping every older person who looked like they knew where they were going. We got results.)

Let me know if you think the 1886 Guy is your man, or if any of these stories are familiar.

Best wishes, Julie

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