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Western New York Roots

Location: Western New York, US
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Comment by Kathy Hastings Hoeldke on February 19, 2010 at 5:06am
The Brokaw, oh no!!!!!! Well Like I said my grandfather's dad married Maryetta Lossing whose mother was Charlotte Swartout, her father was Thomas Swartout, and his grand father was Johnnes Swartwout. Well if your as a Swarthout, Swartwaotut, etc. we are all related....
Comment by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham on February 18, 2010 at 3:17pm
How are we related, Kathy? Where do you fit in?
Comment by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham on February 18, 2010 at 3:16pm
On the first question about the Adams line, no, not yet. It has been a story passed down from my grandpa etc. As to the second question where I fit in, well, here goes!

Sarah Swartwout & William Coster Custard had a daughter Jannat Custard born 1 May, 1752 in Walpack, Sussex, NJ and died 7 Oct, 1850 in Cadiz, Jefferson, OH. Her husband was Jorris (George) Brokaw born 29 March, 1755 in Raritan, Somerset, NJ and died in New Athens, Harrison, OH

their son

Abraham Brokaw born 8 May, 1778 in Somerset Co., NJ and died 1865 in Galion, Crawford, OH. His wife was Margaret Scott born 1780 in Somerset, NJ and died 17 July, 1876 in Galion, OH.

their daughter

Mary P. Brokaw born 1814 in , Harrison, OH and died 13 April, 1880 in Galion, OH. Her husband was John Morrison born 22 Feb, 1809 in Somerset, PA and died 7 Nov, 1885 in Galion, OH.

their daughter

Margaret Elizabeth Morrison born 1 Oct, 1835 in Galion, OH and died 18 Oct, 1918 in Cadmus, Linn, Kansas. Her husband was Harrison Knisely Traul born 26 Feb, 1834 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, OH and died 22 Oct, 1888 (of typhoid) in Cadmus, Linn, Kansas.

their daughter

Mary Alice Traul born 1871 in Galion, OH and died 1957 in Cadmus, KS. Her husband was William Andrew Walters born 1864 in Cadmus, KS and died 1945 in Osawatomie, Miami, KS.

their son

Robert Clarence Walters born 1913 in Fall River, Greenwood, KS and died 1987 in Kansas City, Missouri. His wife was Dorothy Belle Davidson born 1920 in Yates Center, Woodson, KS and died 1981 in Osawatomie, Miami, KS.

their daughter (my mom)

Laura Jennifer Walters married Donald Harlan Coleman in 1969 and I was born in 1970.
NOTE: The Morrison line is how I am related to John Wayne AKA Marion Morrison.
Comment by Kathy Hastings Hoeldke on February 18, 2010 at 2:35pm
And where do you come in?
Comment by Kathy Hastings Hoeldke on February 18, 2010 at 2:34pm
Christine can you fill in that Adams line.. I am dying of curisioity
Comment by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham on February 18, 2010 at 2:23pm
I am related on my maternal grandpa's side to Tomas Swartwout who was born 1607 in Groningen, Nederlands and died 1660 in Ulster, NY. His wife was Hendrickjen Barents Otsen born 1609 in Reusel-de Mierdan, Nederlands and died 1649 in Ulster, NY. They are my first Swartwout in America. Then my line goes down though like this:

Roeloff Swartwout born 1 June, 1634 in Amsterdam, Ned. died 30 March, 1714 in Hurley, Ulster, NY. His wife was Eva Albertsen Bradt born 9 Jan, 1633 in Amsterdam, NED and died 1689 in Hurley, NY

their son

Antoni Thomas Swartwout born 11 May, 1664 in Kingston, NY and died 1723 in Maghagkemeck, Orange, NY. His wife was Jannetje Jacobus Coobes born 8 June, 1661 in Rensselaerwyck, NY and died 1700 in Deerpark, Orange, NY

their son

Bernardus Coobes Swartwout born 31 Oct, 1697 in Kingston, Ulster, NY and died 1773 in Delaware, Northampton, PA. His wife was Margaret G. Decker born 1700 in Rochester, NY and died 1774 in Leman, Northampton, NY.

their daughter

Sarah Swartwout born 1735 in Mackackeneck, Orange, NY and died 1827 in Egypt Mills, Pike, PA. Her husband was William Coster Custard born 1729 in Philadelphia, PA and died 6 Oct, 1806 also in Egypt Mills, PA. NOTE: William's dad was Conrad Custard and his mom was Susannah Adams (of Philadelphia),and related to John Adams who was president 1797-1801 and his son John Quincy Adams who was president 1825-1829.
Comment by Kathy Hastings Hoeldke on February 18, 2010 at 1:14pm
Looking for any Swartwout, Swarthout, Swartout, Swartwood that landed in Western, New York... I know there is a ton...of folks there.... I just playing connect the dots and andding to the forest.
Comment by Norm Hamilton on December 2, 2009 at 11:23am
I have access to all the records on Anyone needs help. Give me a yell.
Comment by Darlene Ford on August 30, 2009 at 9:51am
Looking for information on the Field family in New York. Walter was born there. His father was born in CT.
Comment by maggie on August 26, 2009 at 10:54am
my western ny names are COBB HAGAMAN TITUS COOPER

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