BIRTHS 1847 - 1849

This original transcription of the vital records of the Town of Columbia, 1847 - 1849, was made by Kathy Huxtable, Town of Columbia editor. Reading through and transcribing these from the original took Kathy a long time to do and we really appreciate her effort to bring more official records to the site. 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 counties preserved this early information so each county must be taken on a case-by-case basis in making inquiries of societies. Required birth registration didn't start in New York State until the 1880s, over 25 years after the 1847 - 1849 events were recorded, and wasn't really enforced until 1900. New York State death registration wasn't required until just after 1900.



Spencer Griffith Jan. 1 Arial & Susan Griffith
Maria Putnam Jan. 21 Peter & Anna Putnam
Hoke (female) Jan. 29 Phillip & Mary Hoke (see death list for Feb. 25, 1849 ?)
Clement Woodert Jan.29 Lyman & Rachel Woodert (see death list for Feb. 7)
George Henry Dager Feb. 6 Denis D. & Suzan Ann Dager
Franklin Hazelton Feb. 18 Sidney & Caroline Hazelton
Ellen Meacham Mar.4 Nelson & Eliza Meacham
Elsy B. Barringer Apr.1 Phillip & Mary Barringer
Catharine France Apr.1 John & Margaret France (see death list for April 12)
Lovina Crim Apr.17 Fredrick & Catharine Crim
Catharine Haggerty Apr.21 George P. & Catharine Haggerty (see death list for April 24 ?)
Asadalas Young Apr.2 William & Lucy Ann Young
Walby (male) May 1 George & Lucey Walby (see death list for August 21)
Mary Ett Getman May 13 Simon & Alzina Getman
Charles Dudley House May 19 Jacob N. & Mary Ann House
Cornelia R. Skinner June 3 Gersham & Jane Skinner
Osterhout (male) June 9 Joseph & Polley Osterhout
Marks Waterman June 11 Western & Catherine Waterman
Mary Ett Winn June 23 Frederick & Harriet Winn
Terpening (male) June 28 John & Sarah Terpening
Elizabeth Barger July 2 David & Magdalina Barger
Catharine Terpening July 4 Amos & Almira Terpening (see death list for March 16, 1848)
Edward Thomson July 4 Samuel & Mary Thomson
William Henry Smith (colored) July 10 Benjamin & Jane Smith (see death list for March 7, 1848)
John Louis Edick July 17 Cornelius & Cornelia Edick
Eygabrote (female) July 21 Davie & Polley Eygabrote
Emma Jane House July 22 Abraham & Mary House (see death list for November 18)
Georgiana Isabella Fox July 24 Fredrick J. & Drucey Fox
Charles Beebe July 31 Harris & Sally Beebe
James Forbs Aug.12 Martin & Mary Forbs
Lovina Jeffers Aug.14 (illegitimate)
Josephine Jacobson Aug.24 George & Catherine Jacobson
Derthick (female) Sept.23 James M. & Abigal C. Derthick
Getman (male) Sept.25 Jeremiah & Elizabeth Getman
Jacobson (male) twin Oct.8 Abraham A. & Faney Jacobson
Jacobson (female) twin Oct.8 Abraham A. & Faney Jacobson
Combs (female) Oct.15 James & Jane Combs
Charles Dudley House Nov.13 Isaac & Sarah House
Bailey (male) Nov.19 Cephus W. & Elizabeth Bailey
Mary Jane Abrams Nov.26 Hiram & Diana Abrams
Skinner (female) Dec.7 John & Nancey A. Skinner
James Otis Eddy Dec.28 Otis & Lucy A. Eddy


Elisabeth Skinner Jan.2 Benjamin & Racheal Skinner
Elias Spoon Jan.8 John & Elisabeth Spoon
Francis Bargy Jan.23 Reubin & Mary Bargy
Rosenith Cross Jan.26 Calvin & Betsey Cross
Alonso Edick Feb.4 Henry & Margaret Edick
Rosell Fake Feb.28 Isaac & Mary Fake
Clarrissa Gage Mar.1 Johnithan & Olive Gage
Nelson Isaman Mar.10 Joseph & Almira Isaman
Knight (female) Mar.30 Daniel & Sophiah Knight
Emery G. Howk Apr.3 Phillip & Mary Howk
Haggerty (male) Apr.4 George P. & Catharine Haggerty
Mary E. Haner Apr.16 George & Sarah Haner
Martha Ann Trask Apr.20 Benjamin & Louisa Trask
Elmer (male) May 1 Ephraim J. & Eve Elmer
Ellin Vanalstine May 2 Archabee & Marriah Vanalstine
John Tyler May 6 Nelson & Elisabeth Tyler
Adelade Vanalstine May 23 Danford & Lois Vanalstine
George E. Passage May 25 Adam & Marinda Passage
Mary Rhomanda Spalding July 5 Nathan & Mary Spalding
Brown (female) June 14 Amos & Catharine Brown
West (male) June 17 Daniel & Irena West
Neudson (male) June 23 Samuel & Sally Ann Neudson
Mary Elisabeth Getman June 23 Harvey & Elisabeth Getman
Orin Getman June 27 Gaylord & Catharin Getman
Clarisa Burrell July 11 Alonso & Clarisa Burrell
Spencer Flewallin July 26 Nathaniel & Ann Flewallin
Nancy C. Fox July 29 Patrick & Mary C. Fox
Mary E. Keller Aug.11 Michael & Catharine E. Keller
James Dager Aug.12 Dennis & Susan A. Dager
Eygabrote (female) Aug.17 Henry & Clarisy Eygabrote
Margaret Househoan Aug.18 George & Deborah Househoan
Albert Grants Aug.20 Conrad & Elizabeth Grants
Emma Tyler Aug.23 Theadore & Jane Tyler
Maryett France Aug.31 John & Margaret France (see death list for September 4, 1849)
Giffords (male) Sept.3 Neemiah & Sarah Giffords
William J. Champion Sept.14 Abraham J. & Lana M. Champion
Barbary Seaglar Sept.19 John & Margaret Seaglar
Williams (female) Oct.14 Gardner & Mariah Williams
Catharine E. Lord Oct.16 Samuel & Catharine Lord
Delos Rosell Vosburgh Oct.20 Alonso & Lucinda Vosburgh
Hasleston (female) Oct.28 Sidney & Caroline Hasleston
Howland (male) Nov.19 Henry & Mary Howland
Edick (male) Nov.26 Jacob H. & Hannah Edick
Edwin E. Wily Dec.1 John & Roxy Wily
Hillarius Haip Dec.3 Attanaseus & Tharanea Haip
Young (male) Dec.8 Henry M. & Lydia M. Young
Camfield (male) Dec.25 William & Mary Camfield
Orendorff (male) Dec.29 William & Harriet Orendorff


Helen Amelia Reynolds Jan.3 Isaac & Louise Reynolds
Alonzo Cristman Feb.3 Chauncy & Mary Christman
Nancy Ann House Feb.4 Abraham & Mary House
George Washington Smith (colored) Mar.4 Benjamin & Jane Smith
George H. Ward Mar.15 Joseph & Mary E. Ward
Charles Henry Wollaber Mar.20 Jacob & Catharine Wollaber
Anna Eddy Mar.31 Otis & Lucy A. Eddy
Clarence J. Wheeler Apr.20 Moses & Amy Wheeler
Lana Ward Apr.25 Martin & Mary Ward
Aaron M. Getman May 15 Simon & Alzina Getman
Welthy Getman May 15 William & Eve Getman
Charles H. Merchant May 15 William G. & Julia A. Merchant
Caroline R. Payne June 5 Alsuph & Clarrissa Payne
Robert Burns Grants June 15 David & Phiana Grants
Catharine A. House June 16 Jacob N. & Maryann House
Christina C. Edick June 27 Cornelius & Cornelia Edick
Orphelia N. Smith July 25 Silas O. & Irena Smith
George W. Garner July 29 Conrad & Almiry Garner
Charles A. Haggerty July 29 George P. & Catharine Haggerty
Saphrona E. Easton Aug.3 Charles L. & Clary Easton
Clara Myers Aug.4 Jeremiah & Sophronia Myers
Franklin Hepp Aug.6 Hillari & Clarence Hepp
Charles Getman Aug.11 George & Clarisa Getman
Mary M. Reynolds Aug.11 Jefferson & Mary A. Reynolds
Ida Louisa Devendorff Sept.12 Almond & Nancy Devendorff
Alphions Griffith Sept.28 Ariel & Susan Griffith
Allen Wass Sept.- Sylvester & Emeline Wass
Young (male) Oct.7 Ichabod W. & Elizabeth Young
Charles Petrie Oct.12 Harvey & Caroline Petrie
Julia Cross Oct.15 Chester & Mary Cross
Isaac Hyke Nov.6 Isaac & Lydia Hyke
John Wix Nov.8 Richard & Lucinda Wix
John W. Skinner Nov.14 Gersham & Jane E. Skinner
Lucius Merell Clemons Nov.18 William & Nancy Clemons
Hoke (female) Dec.5 Phillip J. & Mary E. Hoke
Martha France Dec.6 John & Margaret France
House (female) Dec.19 Isaac & Sarah House
Georgianna Cross Dec.- David & Abigal Cross

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