BIRTHS 1848 - 1849

These listings of vital records for the Town of Norway, 1848 - 1849, were digitally prepared by Helen Wheatley, Norway Town Historian, from photocopies of typescripts provided to her. The transcriptions of the original records came from Volume 357 (1970-71) of the miscellaneous unpublished records of the New York State D.A.R., available for your perusal at the main branch of the New York City Public Library, at the State Library in Albany, NY, and at the D.A.R. Library in Washington, D.C.

Maiden names weren't listed on the original vital records and where Helen was able to she provided them for us. We hope this list provides clues to ancestral location and helps you better formulate questions when visiting Mohawk Valley societies or ordering mail searches. If you recognize anyone on this list, please drop a line to Martha so we can note it on this page.

As you scan the listings you'll see unusual spellings. They're not typos but can be attributed to well-known difficulties in reading fragile records with old handwriting, as well as assumptions made by the registrars of the births. If a spelling differs from that of your ancestral surname, or births didn't take place in the town you thought your ancestors were from, don't pass them by. Jot them down...just in case. A date and location from these vital records can be used to search in the 1850 census or the info may turn out useful to others searching your surnames.

During years 1847 - 1850 some New York State counties officially recorded information about births, marriages and deaths. Then they just stopped. Not all towns recorded or preserved this early information so each town/county must be taken on a case-by-case basis. Required birth registration didn't start in New York State until the early 1880s, over 30 years after the 1847 - 1849 events were recorded, and wasn't really enforced until 1900. New York State death registration wasn't enforced until just after 1900.




Mothers' maiden names provided by Helen Wheatley, Norway Town Historian.

AUSTIN,Hiram, Benjamin & not given, June 11
BELLINGER, Elizabeth C., Jacob Bellinger & Nancy, Feb. 4
BRONDSTATTER, Josephene, John Brondstatter, not given, June 10
BULLOCK, Alfred Eugene, Samuel & Amanda Warren Bullock, Jan. 15
CARPENTER, female not named, Nelson & Pamelia Farrington Carpenter, Jan. 13
CURTIS, female not named, Benjamin Curtis & Selina, Nov. 15
DOWNER, John M., Adna P. Downer & Lydia M., Mar. 28
GAGE, female not named, Stephen & Eliza Lobdell Gage, Dec. 16
HALL,Martha, Warren Hall & Sarah, Sept 17
HALL, Barney R., Dennis T. Hall & Fanny, July 13
HOWARD, James H., Henry Howard & Prussia, June 13
HUMPHREVILLE, Emma, Reuben Humphreville & Eliza Jane, Apr. 16
NICHOLS, Emma Melissa, Joseph Nichols & Elizabeth, Mar. 6
POST, Charles N., Charles R. Post & Rebecca Ann, Mar. 3
PRATT, Emily F., illegitimate, Abby E. Pratt, July 1
PRESCOTT, Mary Amelia, Francis & not given, Jan. 3
RANDALL, Elvenah M., Elisha O. Randall & Maria, Sept. 26
RICH, Emily F., Horace Rich & Betsy, Nov. 21
RUST, Rozell Alonzo, Alonzo Rust & Ursula, Mar. 4
SALISBURY, Ellen C., Ackland & Maria Service Salisbury, Aug. 26
SISSON, Rebecca, Roland Sisson & Elizabeth, Jan. 22
SHIBLEY, George, Josiah Shibley & not given, Aug. 11
SMITH, Ellen A., Daniel & Marcy Barnes Smith, Jan. 28
SMITH, female not named, Jackson Smith & Phoebe, Mar. 17
SMITH, Eugenia, Rufus Smith & Betsy, July 24
SMITH, male not named, David Smith & Maria, Oct. 8
SMITH, Marietta, Johnson & Harriet Hine Smith, Oct. 14
SMITH, Hoxie, Darius Smith & Elizabeth, Dec. 5
STEBBINS, female not named, Henry R. Stebbins & Ruth Em, Oct. 18
VEDDER, Aaron Jr., Aaron Vedder & Helen, Aug. 15
WHITING, Gardiner A., Ambrose Whiting & Amanda, Mar. 3 [See note at end of page]



Mothers' maiden names provided by Helen Wheatley, Norway Town Historian.

AUSTIN, James W., Jeremiah Austin & Allie, Aug 21
BAKER, Sarah Ann, Wilbur & Ann Tompkins Baker, Oct. 22
BARNES, Mary Jane, James & Jane Gibson Barnes, May 22
BELLINGER, Josia M., Jacob Bellinger & Nancy, Sept. 6
BENJAMIN, Emily Jane, Samuel Benjamin & Laura Ann, Apr. 7
BLY, Ruth M., Alanson Bly & Laura, Sept. 17
BLY, William, Clark Bly & Almira, June 17
BRAGG, female not named, James W. & Sarah Henderson Bragg, Nov. 16
CARPENTER, Dudley J., Edward Carpenter & Thankful, Jan. 19
CARPENTER, Mary Eliza, William Carpenter & Elisa, Aug. 19
CASE, Stephen I., George Case & Mary, Nov. 23
DAVIS, Alfred, Samuel Davis & Harriet, May 11
DOWNER not named, sex not given, Aaney Downer & Lydia, Dec. 9
ENSBODY, William Henry, Isaac Ensbody & Phoebe Jane, July 11
HOLT, Edward D. Holt & Mary D. W., Feb. 11
HUMPHREVILLE, Charles Eugene, Reuben Humphreville & Eliza Jane, Mar. 21
MARVEL, Eliza Ann, Harvey Marvel & Jane, Apr. 6
MATTESON, Amelia J. & Adelia L. (twins), William C. Matteson & Ann, May 18
PALMER, Sarah D., Lucius Palmer & Ann, Sept. 15
PRESCOTT, William Henry, Francis T. & Olive Wright Prescott, Sept. 3
PULLMAN, Jenette, William Pullman & Margaret, Aug. 4
SISSON, Edwin E., Melvin Sisson & Betsy, Dec. 2
SISSON, James H., Roland E. Sisson & Elizabeth, Apr. 7
SMITH, Seth Jackson, Jackson Smith & Phoebe, Apr. 15
SMITH, male not named, Johnson & Harriet Hine Smith, Dec. 9
WALRATH, Emma Jane, Emanuel Walrath & Emma Jane, May 3

No records for 1847 births for Norway.

new 4/23/05  The website said that if we recognize any of the names on your 1848-49 Birth list for Norway that we should contact you. I am a descendant of Gardiner A. Whiting, who was born to Ambrose and Amanda Whiting on Mar 3, 1848. For years we have thought he was born in VT, because that is what he put on the census data and that is what someone put on his death certificate. I just recently found census data that actually showed him being born in NY, but I had no idea where until now. I have one picture of Gardner. (He dropped the "i".) Gardner eventually moved to Oregon and lived out his life here.

I have used the Herkimer County website before. I am also a descendant of the Schell family. I am descended from Johann Christian Schell. I have your County site linked to my homepage. As a note, I have a picture of Gardner Whiting posted on my website. You, and others, have done a wonderful job with the Herkimer/Montgomery County website.

Shaun Davis from Oregon.

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