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FORDHAM, St. Lawrence Co. NY, FLOYD connection?
Posted by: Kathy Londo Barnes (ID *****0439) Date: March 22, 2005 at 11:00:39
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Everyone knows that if you're doing this research long enough, you'll run across something, look at it and scratch your head, wondering how that happened?!

The mystery I'm attempting to figure out now is this. I sent for a death record for my gr gr gr aunt, Elizabeth "Betsey" FORDHAM BOWHALL. Elizabeth's father is listed as Jesse FORDHAM (like all the other siblings), but now I find that it lists her mother as Betsey FLOYD. I know that documents are only as correct as the person supplying the information. Jesse FORDHAM is mentioned in the biography written on son Wiers FORDHAM, in the History of St. Lawrence Co. NY. It states that his mother is Lydia Allard. Wiers is an older son. I descend from Jesse's daughter Lucretia. Her husband Nathaniel Ketchum, is another mystery (but that's another story.)

Elizabeth was born February 14, 1834. The death record indicates in New York. (I've seen Canada indicated on some census records.)

Does anyone have any information on a Betsey or Elizabeth Floyd, most likely from the St. Lawrence Co. area. I will be inquiring in Canada also.

The FORDHAM family was established for a time in Russell, (Fordham Hill Rd. is still there) as well as in Hermon.

Jesse is buried with wife Lydia in Hermon Oldside Cemetery.
Jesse died in 1860 and Lydia in 1867.

Any help offered is appreciated.


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