As a previous blog has stated, I am going on a “genealogy and otherwise” trip!

Both I and cousin are busy with the preparations for the conference and trip.

So far, I have researched the ancestors that we will be visiting in NY. We have quite a few that settled there quite early. So, I have begun preparations for that part of our trip.

Since it has been a while since I updated my findings for this family, this is the first step I am doing.

The “common” ancestor we have is Charles Stanley Lyon who married Jennie Cordelia Babcock in 1889 in Morgan Co., TN. Charles Stanley was born in Windham Co., Vermont, in 1867. He is the reason for going to Windham Co. while we are on our trip. Cousin has begun preparing for that part of our trip.

Orlow Babcock (married Phenie Cordelia Jones in 1867 in Castile) (parents of Jennie Cordelia Babcock) – the Babcock family – did move to Tennessee after the 1880 census was taken. They moved from Castile, Wyoming Co., NY. I had already discovered with whom Orlow, and his brother George Washington, had resided in the 1850 and 1860 census (Centerville, Allegany Co. – 1850 no value of real estate – 1860 value of real estate was $$150) – the William D. Babcock family (it is known that William D. was not their father – he was Daniel P. Babcock). Also known is that the Civil War pension file does not give any “family” clues.
Phenie Cordelia Jones was the daughter of Sylvester M. and Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia Cole Burroughs Jones. Sylvester M. died shortly after Phenie’s brother, Sylvester Jr., was born (1847). Sylvester and Mary Ann were married in 1845 in Castile. Sylvester’s parents were Christopher and Mercy Jones. Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia was born Cole to Daniel and Joanna Williams Cole – early settlers of Cattaraugus Co. They had married in 1817 and had both died shortly after “Cordelia” was born. After her parents’ deaths, “Cordelia” was adopted by Daniel and Tryphenie Jones Burroughs. Daniel and Tryphenie were residing with Cordelia (after Sylvester had died) in Castile. They continued to reside in Castile, living with Cordelia, in 1860. By 1870, Tryphenie had died and Daniel resided with Cordelia (and Cordelia’s sister Nancy) in Castile. According to one source, Daniel and Tryphenie ran an inn in Castile.

The Castile Historical Society may have items concerning the Babcock and Burroughs family – they will be contacted before we go. There is also the Cordelia A. Greene Library – they will be contacted before we go.
The Cattaraugus County Historical Museum may have items concerning the Cole or Babcock family – they will be contacted before we go.
In Allegany Co., the Friendship Library, in Friendship, and the Dyke Street Museum, in Wellsville, will be contacted before we go. Additionally, the Allegany County Historical Society is located inside of the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville. They will be contacted as well.

Questions to possibly answer on our trip:

Where was the Daniel P. Babcock family physically residing in Castile in 1850? According to records found, they may have been residing on Town of Castile Village Lot 24, and South subdivision lot 54 of Elisha Johnson subdivision of the Cottringer tract. (they sold this in September 1855)

Are there any records that will provide “proof” that Orlow and George Washington were the sons of Daniel P.?

Where did the Burroughs physically live in Castile? Where was the inn they ran? (According to one source, Daniel and Tryphenie ran an inn in Castile.)
(According to records found, Mary Ann Cordelia Cole Burroughs Jones was residing with the Burroughs in Wellsville in 1850, 1860 and 1870. MACC sold property in Scio (part of subdivision Lot 34 of Schermerhorn Tract Township 2 Range 1 of Morris Reserve) to Orlow and Phenie Babcock in 1877. Since Daniel Burroughs died in 18781, this could have been the land his will gave to MACC.)

Where did Christopher and Mercy Jones physically live in Castile (according to the 1850 census, they resided in Castile)? According to records found, Christopher Jones purchased land in the town of Castile in March 1845 – 67 acres off of the west end and north side of Lot number 58 in Elisha Jonson’s subdivision of the Cottringer Tract. Then in July 1854, Christopher and Mercy old the same tract of land. in early 1855, Christopher Jones purchased land in Castile – part of lot number 50 in Elisha Johnson’s subdivision of the Cottringer tract.

Where is the Grace Cemetery in Castile? Sylvester Jones (husband of Mary Ann Cordelia) and also his mother Mercy are buried there. There are others of the Jones family there as well. Also known to be buried there are Daniel and Tryphenie Burroughs – the adoptive parents of Mary Ann Cordelia.

Where was the William D. Babcock family physically residing in 1850 and 1860 and 1865 (in Centerville, Allegany Co.)? According to records found, they may have been residing on Lot 12 in Centerville.

Where was Orlow Babcock physically residing in 1870? According to records found, they may have been residing on Town of Wellsville Lot 4 on the “Weed Lot” (The William Weed Lot) Lot 41. They sold this in September 1883.

Where was “road 12” was in Wellsville in 1875 –It is shown in a gazetteer of Allegany Co., NY, for 1875, that Orlow was residing in Wellsville on road 12 (r 12, farmer).

Where was Orlow Babcock physically residing in 1880? According to records found, they may have been residing on Town of Wellsville Lot 4 on the “Weed Lot” (The William Weed Lot) Lot 41. They sold this in September 1883.

In Castile, where was the Baptist church? Phenie had been a member there, as had Christopher Jones and Sylvester Jones (son of Christopher and father of Phenie). Also, Mary Ann Cordelia Cole Burroughs had been a member there.

Were Sarah and William D. Babcock buried in Wellsville? In Centerville?

Is there any information about the Cole family at the Cattaraugus Co. museum?

According to FamilySearch, the Cattaraugus Co. Probate Box 77 has documents in it concerning Asahel Cole and Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia Cole Burroughs Jones – what are these documents?

Maggie

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