Today we visited the Wyoming County Historian’s Office.  The workers there were so very helpful!

A few things discovered there:

Esquire Jones is the father, and Polly is the mother, of Christopher Jones – they are our 5th-great-grandparents – Polly is buried in Grace Cemetery in Castile

Mercy Derby is the wife of Christopher Jones – Mercy is our 4th-great-grandmother

Sylvester Derby is the mother of Mercy – Sylvester is our 5th-great-grandfather – buried Hope Cemetery in Castile

Christopher Jones (same as above) was the moderator of School District No. 1 for the towns of Gainesville and Castile 1846-1847 – after 1847 he continued to play an active role in the school district

 

We then went to the Wyoming County courthouse to discover probate records.  We looked at several – one of them was that of Daniel G. Burroughs – adoptive father of Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia Cole (she married Sylvester Jones – son of Christopher Jones).  In the probate record (1871) we discovered many relatives of Daniel’s that we did not know of – James Smith, Daniel Smith, Finetter Cochran, Betsey Sykes, and Angeline Luther, to name a few.  More research will need to be done to “know” who these people are!

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Plans for tomorrow are to visit the Genesee Co. History Dept. in Batavia, NY.  This will be on-the-way to visit some “live” cousins!  The remainder of our trip will be visiting other cousins.  So, I may not be posting more on our trip until after we return home.

Thank you for following our journey and enjoying some of the highlights of our trip!

Maggie

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