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Erastus, Orson, John St. John? Broome Co., NY to Conn?
Posted by: yaliina (ID *****8889) Date: June 16, 2012 at 20:10:36
  of 1819

Hi. I'm new here- and to genealogy. I recently became interested (read, "obsessed") with my family history. I pretty much got my dad's family done in less than a week (thanks to a very large family, many of whom have already done the research), but my mom's family is VERY DIFFICULT!!! So I could really use any information that my be related to my family that anyone has. Possible "cousins" are especially welcome. :) Here's what I know so far (it isn't much).

My mom is L. St. John. Her father was Elmer Park St. John (1900-1966), and his parents were Erastus Park St. John (1854-1935) and Suzannah Hanson (probably no relation to the pop singer, lol). This much we KNOW. Beyond this, we know basically zilch. I have discovered Erastus's father, Orson Edward St. John (1823-1905), pretty certainly. His wife seems to have been Abby L Park (hence the middle names, we guess), and his father may have been John St. John, but I have returned nothing whatsoever about him or his wife.

We know Erastus was born in Broome County, NY, and died in Connecticut. Orson seems to have originated in Orange, NY, and Abby seems to have been from Connecticut. I'm not sure, but John St. John may also have been from Connecticut, although my mom was surprised that they weren't all from Broome Co., because she thought they basically originated there. Unfortunately, my grandfather, Elmer, who went by Al, by all accounts, died when my mom was still a girl, so there's little in the way of family history.

Again, I'm pretty much completely stumped here. And unfortunately, my mom's mother's side (Darby and Perkins) isn't any easier, since the courthouse where most of the family records were held was burned to the ground in the early 20th century. I'd like to crack this, though. I'm fascinated, and my mom would really like to feel connected, I think, since pretty much her whole family is deceased now. There are only a couple of living St. Johns of my line. I have an uncle who had 2 boys, but unfortunately, they are getting older and still haven't had any children. There are some girls, but no more St. Johns. :(

TIA


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