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Re: Sedwich H. Prouty-is Shedrick Hammond Prouty
Posted by: Louise Prouty (ID *****8104) Date: October 01, 2003 at 00:59:16
In Reply to: Re: Sedwich H. Prouty-is Shedrick Hammond Prouty by Pam Gow of 766

I have been through everything I could find at the Sutro that were county histories. I have spent many hours there. I did a lot of census work there, too. I could probably still spend days there. I did check most of the county histories, however. There is a national archive in Fort Worth and the Dallas Public Library has a GREAT genealogy library. I would like to go to PA and look around, and New Hampshire. That seems to be where several unknown lines dropped off the map-or out of the sky... I have found eight separated lines-George of Illinois (born in Vt), Abial, Bela, Pennsylvania, Michigan unknown (three brothers?), James of Vt. Then I have an appendix, and the Main line-which is around 14,000 people.
I did hear from one of the Pa Proutys that the bible records that show Elijah and Esther Kellogg, etc, was in the Nathaniel Kellogg Prouty family, but burned in a house fire. There is a copy of it in one of the old genealogy publications-I saw it in the Dallas library. I think it was like one of the NEGHS publications, I remember it was old.
As far as the Ezras go-Nehemiah and Lettice Stiles Prouty birth and marriage are in Scituate vital recs to 1850-I have a copy. The children are listed in Scituate and Worthington Vital Records to 1850. Ezra Sr ends up with his wife Charlotte in Lucas Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY. In 1790 he is in Worthington, 1800 in Jericho, Chittenden Co., NY, in 1810-1850 in Canandaigua. He had son James, at least one daughter re the 1810 census, James, William S., and Mary Ann.(I am wondering if Charlotte was a Smith, as they seem to always be around and with these Proutys, and the middle S initials of both sons..)Ezra and Patience had Ira, Lydia, Caroline, Shedrick, Chester William, Levi,Adeline Brown, Abagail, and Marie. (Ira is all alone in Prouty Genealogy, and lived in Petersham through 1870, so don't know how he got lost..He married Lucy Hull.)He moved to Providence RI in 1880. I have done all the censuses, yes, ALL, so I can pretty much tell who was where and when. It takes up 3 of the largest notebooks you can find, and I have it by state, but occasionally I still find families that were missed in the indexes, etc. The advantage to having all the censuses is that you can tell a lot from who appears where and when. A big part of my info comes from the censuses.Shedrick was a wanderer. He was in 1840 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY, 1850 Middlebury, Tioga Co., Pa, 1855 Lindley, Steuben Co., NY, 1860 Addison, Steuben Co., NY, 1865 Lindley, 1870 Irwin, Steuben Co., 1880 Des Moines, 1880 McKean, Smethport Co., Pa. with Silas and Nettie Jennings. Chester William was in Urabana in 1840, Middlebury 1850, Lake Twp., Berrien Co., Mich 1860, married Elizabeth Cogill 1865, 1870 Stanton, Montcalm Co., Mich, 1880 and 1900 in Oceana Twp., Oceana Co., Mich. He died in Waterville, Linn Co., Oregon in 9 Nov. 1906. Levi, I have nothing after 1850 in Middlebury, but there is a Levi in 1860 in North Brookfield, Worc Co., Mass in 1860 living in a boarding house, but the age is eight years off, I suspect it is him, as there is no Levi that it could be, unless Levi was a middle name. Levi Jr. I never found again, either. Ezra Jr. was a private in the seventh artillery regiment for New York. In 1819 he had 215 acres in Middlesex, Yates Co., NY, and also farmed 50 acres owned by Henry Phillips, according to Middlesex tax records. I did go to Ontario Co., NY when I was on my way to Washington Co., NY to check out my line. The Yates Co., historian was very helpful-also in Geneva I went to the Prouty-Chew Museum and they had all of Phineas' family scrabook, and they copied all the pictures I wanted. They did have a copy of the John and Lucy descendants as far as Phineas goes. It was from Prouty Genalogy.
I think Hiram was the son of Elijah-and he was born in Canada. That may explain why we cant find anything in the US. There are a BUNCH of Proutys in Canada! I only have a piece of the many. Hiram had Fayette, Chester and Nelson Cleveland. In the 1870 Michigan census, it was recorded that Fayette's father and mother were of foreign birth. Nelson, though was b. in NY and ends up in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY. Fayette is buried in Pioneer Cem, Upper Canada Village, Dundas, Canada. Chester lived in Stephen Twp., Ontario Canada from 1879-1915. His son, Samuel lived in Huron Co., Ontario Canada. Fayette had a son William C. who was born in Wayne Co., Mich. Fayette, son of William C. and Elizabeth C., lived in Detroit, Wayne, Greenfield Twp., and Nankin in Wayne Co.
I think that Elijah and Esther Kellogg had sons Elijah and Chester, who were twins. Elijah is in Marlborough, Windham Co., Vt in 1810. In 1850 Vt census he is exactly the same age of Chester, and born in Mass.
I did find a reference to a John Prouty:
In May, 1807, James and Jonathan Pierce, Ira Allen and Sidney Dunton moved in; and in June Jonathan Stevens, Ambrose Lewis and Jonathan Hartwell, the first two with their families, came in. Hartwell moved his family in the following spring. D. C. Bastain and Jonathan, Green and James Saunders settled in July, 1807, and John Howard, Asa Griffin and John Prouty, the same year. The two following years the settlement was largely increased by persons from Vermont and New Hampshire, but all except five families are said to have left during the war which soon followed and most of them never returned. This and the unfavorable condition of the land, which being very level, was, when covered with forests, so swampy as to interpose serious obstacles to the efforts made to reclaim and bring it under cultivation, tended to discourage settlements. The town is now one of the finest agricultural districts in the county. The forests abounded with deer, and that venison was often the only food they had to subsist upon. The substantial growth of the town dates from the opening of the railroad through its lands, to which it gave a value for grazing purposes which makes them desirable. The first framed house was built by Daniel Harris, in 1808; and the first school was taught by Miss S. Tyler in 1810.

From Childs Gazetteer of St. Lawrence Co., New York 1873-1874
This was about NICHOLVILLE(3), (p.v.) situated on St. Regis River.
This John can't be John of John and Lucy Gleason, or their son John. Maybe this is a clue...That's about all I know, really. I plan to put all this in the book, maybe someone can figure it out.

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