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Contributing Editor Tena Hanna of Elk Grove, CA.

Tena Hanna, Paul Llewellyn and Vinessa Lyke are all descendants and are researching the Lyke families of Newark, Wayne County, New York. The LYKE family is one of the Palantine families that came to the Colonies in 1709. I am currently documenting our family line in Chatham, Columbia County in 1776, when David Lyke was born, he married Arianje Harriett WHITBECK. They had the following children; John; Jacobus, Catrina, Elizabeth, Thomas Grant, David, Peggy, William A. and Annatje (Hanna). The family lived in Chatham, Columbia County until 1840 when they moved to Newark, Wayne County, New York. Three Lyke families lived in the Newark, Arcadia Township area and they are: Hanna Lyke married Benjamin SOULE and their daughter Nancy Soule. My John K. LYKE lived with his Aunt Hanna Soule when he first came to Wayne County, in the 1840's. William A. Lyke was the brother to Hanna Soule and the Uncle to John K. LYKE. He married Mary Eliza CLARK in Chatham, Columbia County, New York. They had the following children: Thomas Edward, Julia A. Lyke, m. William MUIR, Frances A., Harriet H., Sarah C. and Esther M. Lyke. John K. Lyke, b. June 26, 1828, Chatham, Columbia County, New York; d. August 11, 1910, Arcadia, Newark Village, Wayne County, New York. He married Mary Ann SMITH, daughter of Oliver Smith. They had the following children: Andrew Orrville, John Leonard, Herbert Eugene, Minnie M. The SOULE, WHITBECK, LIKE and RUSH families lived throughout the Wayne county area. Thanks to the 1849 Death project on this page, I found the death date of our Arianje Harriett WHITBECK LYKE. We are more than happy to share the family tree information with any researcher.
Mike and Tena Hanna
Visit our family site at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/a/n/Tena-M-Hanna/index.html

Town of Sodus Editor Dorathy Hardie of Thousand Oaks, CA:

Dorathy and Alan Hardie are researching the Coleman, Adams, Smith, Landon & Roe families of Sodus and Newark. They would love to hear from others researching the same surnames. Read about their local family in the feature section "Coleman Clippings"!

"We are looking for info on great-grandfather Thomas J. ADAMS, supposedly buried Brick Church Cemetery, Sodus, married 29 Dec. 1869 to Louise E. "Libby" LANDON. They had 10 children (only 4 lived) 1) Joseph Egbert (Bert) Adams 1873-1948; 2) grandmother-Frances Harriet Adams b. 11 Mar 1875 Auburn, Cayuga Co., d. 31 Aug 1916 Newark, Wayne Co., buried ?Sodus?, married 2 Mar 1898 Sidney BELLINGER COLEMAN b. 16 Nov 1842 Coleman Mills, Oneida Co, d. 14 Jan 1912 Sodus Center, Wayne Co., buried Brick Church Cemetery, Sodus Center. Sidney B. Coleman had the Empire Mill in Sodus Center. 3) Nancy (Anna) Nannie Adams married 14 July 1909 Albert Sidney (Bert) Coleman; 4) Thomas Ward Adams. Children of Frances Harriet Adams & Sidney Bellinger Coleman: Howard APPLETON Coleman 1898-1967; William (?Roe or Adams?) Coleman 1900-1923; Mary Coleman 1902-1998; Harriet Irene Coleman 1904-1916; and Seward A. Bellinger Coleman 1905-1916."

Kathy (Sparr) Mott of Jasper, IN:

"Members of the Mott and Roe families migrated to Wayne County, New York from Long Island as early as 1812 when Daniel Roe settled in what is now Butler. Other members of both families followed him to the area, settling in Wayne and adjoining counties. The two families were united by the marriage of Daniel Mott and Huldah Worth, the daughter of Joanna Roe Worth. Daniel and Huldah, both born on Long Island, were residents of Wayne County by 1840. Between 1840 and 1850 their sons, Joseph Brewster Mott and Daniel Roe Mott, with their wives, Irene Nowlin and Sally Miller, had settled in Wayne Township of Cass County, Michigan. The 1870 census of Cass County shows Daniel and Huldah had joined their sons, as had their daughter, Anne Mott, who became Mrs. Joel Baldwin. Their second daughter, Hannah Mott, married Hiram Nowlin, the brother of Irene Nowlin. The descendants of Hannah Mott Nowlin and her third brother, John F. Mott, have not yet been identified." http://www.psci.net/~drmott/genes.html

Town of Galen Editor Patti Norton of Baldwinsville, NY:

"I am researching descendants of Coll and Elizabeth (Mc Ara) ROY. They came to the area from Scotland before 1800 and settled in the part of Phelps, Ontario County that became Lyons, Wayne County when the county lines changed in 1823. Their children were all born in Perthshire, Scotland and included John, James, William, Andrew, Elizabeth, Janet and Charles. They married into such families as Rhea, Parrish, Mills, Davis and Billings, among others. Parts of the descendants' families moved on to Pennsylvania and Indiana, but there were some that stayed on in the Wayne County area thru the early 1900's. Most were farmers, but one had a banking business in Phelps from around 1883-1910 and three went to the Albany, NY area in the early 1900's to become professors and a Doctor. My direct line went from Indiana to Michigan, but I am interested in hearing from anyone with links to this family as I am trying to follow all descendants."

Nancy Allen Valvano of Ft. Pierce, FL:

Nancy prepared all the 1849 births for all townships. Family info coming soon.

Debra Wiegand of Macedon, NY:

"My family search in the Finger Lakes area centers on southern Ontario and Yates Counties. My original ancestors in this region, all late 18th and 19th century, are: Carey Clark and Desire Thomas (Potter), Capt. Henry Green and Submit Clark (Gorham), Ebenezer Holcomb and Margaret ? (northern Yates), Charles Hutchins and Hannah Stevens (northern Yates), Edward Markham and Armenia ? (Italy), Benjamin McDonald and Julia Ann Watkins (northern Yates), Adam Tourtlotte and Amy Gay (Italy), Benjamin Watkins and Rowena Tucker (northern Yates). I would love to share with anyone. Please contact me." Debra Wiegand, Craft616@aol.com


Helen Fisher Aponte of Aurora, CO: Ford Cemetery, Lakeview Cemetery, Old Livingston Cemetery, Old Wolcott Cemetery, Park Cemetery, Ridge Chapel Cemetery, Roman Catholic Cemetery (Red Creek), Single Grave Wolcott Cemetery, Van Fleet Cemetery, Williamson Cemetery

Marcia Benton of Hilton, NY: Walworth Freewill, West Walworth, Lyons Rural, and White Schoolhouse Cemeteries

Nancy Brown of Walworth, NY: Palmyra Cemetery - Vienna St.

Jennifer Cranch of Fairport, NY: Marion Cemetery

Town of Rose Coordinator Frank G. Dennis of Michigan: Rose Cemetery and other small Rose cemeteries and other great items too numerous to mention!

Richard L. Ferris of Aiea, Hawaii: Holbrooks, Ferris or Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery

Dorothy Shaw Gillette of Scottsdale, AZ: North Rose (Briggs) Cemetery

Patrick Given of Key Largo, FL: Centenary and Ferguson Cemeteries

Pat Goodnough of Webster, NY: Newark Main Street Cemetery

Town of Sodus Editor Dorathy Hardie of Thousand Oaks, CA: Fairville Cemetery and lots of other Sodus Cemeteries

Barbara Lois Greene Herlan of Baldwinsville, NY: Macedon Center Cemetery, Old Quaker Cemetery

Paul Ketchum of Clovis, CA: Delling Cemetery, Joiner Cemetery, South Side Red Creek Cemetery

Margaret Sherman Lutzvick of San Antonio, TX: Cory Corners Cemetery, Gilbert Cemetery, Harkness and Miller Cemetery, Hauver Cemetery, Knapp Cemetery, Upper Corners Cemetery

Martha Perry Magill of New York, NY: Messner Farm Cemetery, Old Galen Cemetery, Quaker Bridge Cemetery, Vanmarter Cemetery, Finley Cemetery

Carol Mosher of Hawaii: Ontario Catholic Cemetery, Ontario Village, and Lakeview Cemeteries

Kathy Mott of Jasper, IN: Butler-Savannah Cemetery, Lyons Rural Cemetery

Nancy Nevelizer of Sodus, NY: Sodus Rural Cemetery

Debra Page-Parker of Newark, NY: Many small Savannah cemeteries, Walworth's Baker, Lyons Rural and Village Cemeteries, and Southwick Cemetery. Deb tell us that "I 'inherited' the genealogy thing from my mother, Ruth PAGE, who took the mail order course from the Church of the Latter Day Saints. My sister has been working on her husbands line, Thomas DUYSSEN; I'm doing my husband, William Earl PARKER; I have a cousin who did the MALONE side; and an aunt who did the PAGE side. So I have taken it upon myself to 'merge' all the branches and add the 'new twigs' (certain parts of my family breed like rabbits). Names of note would be: PAGE, PARKER. Am especially interested in ANYTHING on Walworth. My mother's people settled there from Switzerland. ARNEY, originally spelled: AERNI."

Sharon Palm: Furnaceville Cemetery, Lyons, partial reading

Allyn Hess Perry of Lyons, NY: Cole Cemetery, Durfee Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery - Huron, Galloway Cemetery, Goldsmith Family Plot, Jagger Cemetery, Langdon or Carpenter Cemetery, Poor House Records of Death, Sanford Cemetery, South Cemetery - Lyons, Stafford Cemetery, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Brigadier General John Swift Cemetery, Un-named East Palmyra (Hopkins) Cemetery, Zurich Cemetery, and several small Arcadia cemeteries

Earl Sherman of Mercer Island, WA: East Palmyra Cemetery

Kathleen Simmons: St. John's Catholic Cemetery of Clyde, N.Y.

Phyllis Stehm of The Woodlands, TX: Gould Cemetery; Phyllis tell us "I am desperately looking for the Bancroft Family Bible willed to Orpha Bancroft CHASE by her father, Thomas Bancroft in 1858. She was married to Charles Chase. She is listed in the 1860 census with Charles and two children, George and Pamelia."

Patricia Jean Stevens of Nichols, NY: North Wolcott (Thorne) Cemetery

Richard C. Stevens of Nichols, NY: Hall Cemetery

Town of Butler Editor Leola Crane Sutton of Clay, NY has completed work on the Hubbard (Everhart), Sand Hill and Butler Center Cemeteries in Butler, Maple Grove Cemetery in Galen and other small family cemeteries in Butler and Galen. Leola is researching the following surnames in Wayne County: HEIT, KLIPPEL, WALHIZER, SCHMUCK in Lyons and Galen. Also, HENDERSON, MINER, WADSWORTH, CRANE in Butler and Wolcott. "I am trying to learn who Aaron Crane's parents were. He was born 1798 in Cayuga County, (now Throop) moved to Butler with his wife, Desire Webster, in 1835, and died there in 1880. Can anyone suggest how I should proceed with this puzzle? If you are researching any of these families, I will happily share information."

Nancy E. Taillie of Everett, WA: East Newark Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery , Glenside Cemetery, the History of Huron, Fish & East Williamson Reformed Church Cemeteries, and the Lyons Rural Cemetery.


Many items for Wolcott for Summer 1999:
Contributed by Frank Patterson and his grandmother Verna

The book "Lyons 1911" and Wykle Family material
Contributed by new researcher Kathleen Simmons

1895 History of the Churches of Arcadia
Contributed by researcher Sandy Burdick

Sodus Historical and Obituaries Scrapbooks
Completed by researcher Carol DeCook

Outstanding Town of Rose contributions, current and upcoming, courtesy of:
Town of Rose Coordinator Mr. Frank Dennis

Butler Center Methodist Church Baptisms and other great Butler items:br> Original resource transcribed from the original church books by Town of Butler Leola Crane Sutton.

Americana in Drumlin Square:
Contributed by the author, Francis "Pat" Smith", and typed by Nancy Allen Valvano

Nancy Allen Valvano also tackled the old handwriting of the Civil War Diary of Eugene Parkhill. Great job!

Records of the Marion First Reformed Church:
Contributed by the transcriber, Harold DeBrine, and typed by Co-coordinator Allyn Hess Perry

Reverend Noah Barrell's Record of Marriages:
Another great Kathy Mott production

Various Records of the Town of Rose:
James Ryan, Rose Town Historia

Contribution of the Wooden Family Reunion List, and prep of the Macedon Civil War soldiers list:
One of our very first items, contributed by Pat Goodenough

Donations of small items that add spice, courtesy of:
Wilda Marshall Brown, Marilyn, Sue Wells, Darwina Michael, Judy Breedlove, Gary Welch, Jim Otten, Neal Smith, The Tehans, Steve Palmer, Suzy Losey Frederick

1886-1887 Directories of Clyde and Lyons:
Prepared by Town of Galen Editor Patti Norton

1867 Gazetteer - Lyons Directory Section:
Diane Boyst , who is researching the family of Tobias Borst/Boyst.

1867 Gazetteer - Arcadia Directory Section:
Completed by Tena Hanna, who is researching the Lyke family in Wayne County.

Wayne County section from 1841 Gazetteer of NY State and Wayne County 1848 marriages:
Completed by Judy Breedlove, and on line now in our historical articles section.

1867 Gazetteer - Sodus Directory Section:
Completed by Town of Sodus Coordinator and Sodus/Newark researcher Dorathy Hardie

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