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North Country New York

A place to discuss genealogy research in Jefferson, St Lawrence, Lewis, Oswego counties in New York.

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Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2015

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Family Names in Rossie

Started by Francis Bates Nov 6, 2013. 0 Replies

I am seeking any information on Lawton Daughen who may have lived in Rossie or the immediate area and was married to Julia Delany Daughen. Continue

Stevenson family in Rossie, New York

Started by Paula Stevenson Lo Bello Jul 2, 2011. 0 Replies

I am looking for any references to the Stevenson family in Rossie, NY.  I have found the name James Stevenson, but no other references.  Any assistance will be appreciated.

Scotch Settlement aka Rossie

Started by Kurt Laidlaw Mar 3, 2010. 0 Replies

Anybody have ancestors from the Scotch Settlement of Rossie, NY? They were a close knit group with lots of inter-marriage. Many of them attended church in the little village of Oxbow.Continue

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Comment by Francis Bates on February 22, 2015 at 9:31pm

I am researching  the Bates and Crary names in upstate NY.  My relatives came out of Cape Vincent and other towns in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties.  Anyone with similar interests?

Comment by Carolyn McDougall Clark on February 10, 2011 at 3:58am

Am researching the Joseph Forsyth & Lucinda Hastings Forsyth family.

Joseph is my maternal 3rd great grandfather. As a boy, he immigrated to Cornwall, Quebec, Canada circa 1850 with his parents who left him in Canada apprenticed to a printer.  The Robert Forsyths then proceeded to the US and settled in St. Lawrence County, NY. Joseph eventually ran away and found his parents. He, too, settled in the County where he married.  I am very interested in the Joseph Forsyths’ subsequent migration from St. Lawrence County, NY to Pierce County, NE. in 1879. Currently, I’m working on an independent study project for an undergraduate history degree involving the effect of family migrations upon the women and children during the 1880s through 1920s—both those who migrated and those who were left behind. Since I’ve been a family genealogist for many years, I will be basing my study upon my Forsyth family and then broadening the scope of the research to other families.

If anyone has first-person accounts of North Country women and/or children living at that time in the form of letters, diaries, journals, etc.and would be willing to share them with me, I would be most appreciative.


Comment by Elizabeth on August 1, 2010 at 2:52pm
Hello! I'm doing research on my husband's family who are connected to the St. Lawrence County region of New York. Some of the surnames are McIntosh, Hogue, Jock, and Monroe.
Comment by Patricia Rose Enger on July 29, 2010 at 3:59pm
Hello! I am so happy to have found this group! My connections are to St. Lawrence County with the Joseph Edsall family.
Comment by Liz Loveland on March 13, 2010 at 9:55am
Sorry, that should have said "many hits for Veeders," not "for the Veeders," as I am not sure all of them are "my" Veeders.
Comment by Liz Loveland on March 13, 2010 at 9:53am
Hi Kurt,
Thank you so much for that link! I had not explored that website before. I've found many hits for the Veeders including one that answered some questions of mine (one of Robert's siblings married a woman whose origins I had not yet traced, and the article mentioned her parents, her siblings and where the other siblings that had moved away [as she and her husband did] were living at the time it was published). I've scanned the other hits and it looks like there may be more information for me to mine on the site as well.

I'm also looking forward to exploring searches for the elusive Mercena!
Comment by Kurt Laidlaw on March 11, 2010 at 10:31pm
Hi Liz. Are you familiar with the Northern NY Newspaper Archive site? It has historical newspapers from Oswego along with the other northern tier counties. It is at

My families hail from Jefferson and St Lawrence counties, though I did have one family in Oswego county prior to the War of 1812 (they moved to Jefferson county).
Comment by Liz Loveland on March 11, 2010 at 4:37pm
Thank you for starting this group. I've long wondered why there wasn't a general New York group on here, as my families in NY tended to migrate to a new area of the state every few generations (or less, earlier on).
Anyhow, a branch of my family lived in Oswego County for a while. My direct line left but as far as I yet know, some of their siblings and cousins stayed behind. My direct line is Robert Veeder and Mercena Dansford. Robert's family had been in the Colonies since it was New Netherland but Mercena's a brick wall so far. Some of Robert's many siblings also left Oswego for the Midwest as Robert did, but others stayed in Oswego County.
Comment by Kurt Laidlaw on March 3, 2010 at 2:40pm
There must be others doing research in the far north counties of New York! My family comes from the area around Antwerp in Jefferson County and Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County. I would love to hear from others who are researching in the area--good resources, brick walls, all the rest.

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