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Re: FORDHAM, St. Lawrence Co. NY, Answers to Floyd Connection.
Posted by: Kathy Londo Barnes (ID *****0439) Date: February 08, 2009 at 13:08:43
In Reply to: FORDHAM, St. Lawrence Co. NY, FLOYD connection? by Kathy Londo Barnes of 428

This mystery is now partially solved.

I was able to locate land documents for Jesse Fordham, from Russellville, Quebec, Canada & Lydia Evans Allard. Down from where Jesse was living was Lydia Allard (the woman he later married), who is listed as Lydia Evans, widow of Moses Allard.

From the notes I have for her I have:

Russelltown was a region in the southwest corner of the Seigniory of Beauharnois. It was bounded on the northeast by the Jamestown and South Georgetown regions of the seigniory, on the southwest by Hinchinbrooke Township in the County of Huntingdon, on the south east by the western end of Hemmingford Township (later the townships of Franklin and Havelock) in the County of Huntingdon and on the northeast by the English River and Edwardstown region.

Black River Concession (south side)
Concession du Côte Sud de la Rivière Noire
(Concession along the south side of the Rivière Noire starting at what later became the Village of St-Chrysostome.)
Date        Lot Name        Occ. Res.        
Apr 24, 1827       9 Jesse Fordham farmer Russelltown

Dec 30, 1826       12 Lydia Evans        
widow of Moses Allard farmer
sons Joseph & Moses.
Dec 30, 1826       13 Lydia Evans
widow of Moses Allard, farmer
sons Joseph & Moses        

Jesse's older children, were always a bit too old in my opinion for Lydia Allard to be their mother, especially if Wiers/Wires was born in 1816. Now with the land documents in Russelltown dated 1827 and my maternal 3xgr grandmother being born 1834, that makes it very reasonable that Betsey Floyd, who was mentioned in Elizabeth Bowhall's death record, was most likely the first wife of Jesse Fordham was Betsey Floyd, with his second wife, Lydia Evans Allard, whom he's buried with in Hermon Cemetery, Hermon, St. Lawrence Co. NY.

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