BIRTHS 1847 - 1848

These listings of vital records for the Town of Stark, 1847 - 1848, were digitally prepared by volunteer BetteJo Caldwell 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 The transcriptions of the original records came from Volume 357 (1970-71) of the miscellaneous unpublished records of the New York State D.A.R., available for your perusal at the main branch of the New York City Public Library, at the State Library in Albany, NY,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 transcriptions. 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.




Broner, Edmond, Christian C. Broner & Margan, Dec 18
Caldwell, Jane, Peter Caldwell & Sarah, Sept 1
Cook, Abner Dayton, Nelson Cook & Cathrine, Mar 21
Day, M-not named, Thomas H. Day & Harriet, Dec 2
Ecklar, Lewis, Abram Ecklar & Betsey Marian, July 31
Filkins, Mary Thressa, Cornelius Filkins & Alida, Sept 6
Filkins, Henry Barnard, Barnard Filkins & Laura, Nov 18
Fish, Sally Ann, David Fish & Betsy Ann, Sept 14
Fort, Jerome, Abram P. Fort & Ann Lisa, Dec 24
Guiwits, George, Isaac Guiwits & Nancy, Oct 26
Harvich, M-not named, John P. Harvich & Julia Ann, Dec 26
Herkimer, F-not named, Illegitimate, Sophia Herkimer, Nov 5
Hollenbeck, Marquis, Jacob Hollenbeck & Betsy, Oct 3
Shimel, Rosabela, John Shimel & Catharine Mariah, Mar 20
Siver, Charles, Robert Siver & Anna, Aug 28
Smith, Elizabeth, John Smith & Sarah Jane, Dec 28
Snyder, Squire Morell, Thomas Snyder & Sarah, June 23
Van Horne, Mary, Abram P. Van Horne & Mary, Nov 25
Vedder, Juletta, Seth Vedder & Ann Magdelane, June 25



Bakeman, Phillip (twins), Phillip Bakeman & Maria, Nov 12
Bakeman, Phillipeen (twins), Phillip Bakeman & Maria, Nov 12
Bakcus, Josephine, John Backus & Rebecca, Dec 1
Bronson, C. Willis, Jesse Bronson & Adaline, Feb 4
Cahoon, Eliza Jane, William Cahoon & Lany, Jan 10
Cook, Charles W., Hiram E. Cook & Maria, Jan 12
Countryman, Matilda, David Countryman & Maria, Aug 9
Eckler, Elizabeth Sophia, Matthias Eckler & Charity, Sept 24
Fake, F-not named, Henry Fake & Susannah, Jan 4
Fetterly, Mary Elizabeth, Isaac Fetterly & Nancy, Dec 5
Filkins, Barnard, John Filkins & Delina, June 2
Hilliker, Herchill D., Elisha B. Hilliker & Betsey, Nov 9
Hollenback, Nancy, James Hollenback & Mary, May 4 [See note at end of listings]
Miles, Mary, Thomas O.H. Miles & Maria, July 22
Miller, Adam, Henry Miller & Elizabeth, Nov 27
Miller, Belinda, Jacob Miller & Jane, Nov 3
Mesick, Mary Catharine, John Mesick & Sarah, Apr 5
Moyer, John, John Moyer & Maria, Jan 26
O'Brien, M-not named, John O'Brien & Margaret, July 25
Pettin, Milton, David Pettin & Nancy, Mar 10
Rickard, Alzoa (female), Jacob Rickard & Mary, Aug 17
Rickard, Hezekiah, John Rickard & Eliza, Sept 3
Shaul, Daniel N., Samuel Shaul & Lucinda, Aug 5
Sloughter, Amanda, Nicholas Sloughter & Maria, Mar 28
Snyder, Marietta, Aaron Snyder & Catharine, May 10
Spinger, Daniel, Nicholas Springer & Rachell, Mar 17
Stansel, Orlando, Oliver Stansel & Fanny, July 14
Tunnicliff, Albert, Wellington Tunnicliff & Sarah, July 25
Walrath, F-not named, John A. Walrath & Margaret, Dec 20
Ward, Abeba Jane, Andrew Ward & Nancy, Mar 19

No records for 1849 births for Stark.

2/11/01  From Anne Russum:

I recognize Nancy Hollenbeck whose parents were James Smith Hollenbeck and Mary Embody from your Stark birth records. She is a sister of my ancestor James Smith Hollenbeck, Jr.

Please refer all questions about individuals and couples listed to the historians and research staff of the Herkimer County Historical Society.

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Created: 2/1/01
Updated: 2/11/01
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