Saturday, February 23, 2008

Census for 1800 in Scipio

As long as I am already online, I will post the next (sixth) page of the 1800 Federal census. This page was fairly easy to read, but as usual I say: between me and the census taker, any of these names may be spelled incorrectly. Let me know if you find your great-grandfather!

Benoni Norris
Timothy Hitchcock
Jeremiah Meritheu
Joseph Edie
John Kinney
Thomas Skinner
Richard Blanchier
Hosial(?) Harrington
John Woodward
Jeremiah Harrington
William Bevins
Jacob Bevins
Joseph Moseir (sic)
Adijah Wilcox
Stephen Wilcox
Jeremiah Olmstead
Baxter How
Darius How
Charles Babcock
John Watson
Samuel Hoskins
Aaron Watson
Jonathan Henry
George Spangler
Henry Spangler


Roger A. Post said...

Sandie, my 4th great-grandfather does appear on this census page: Samuel Hoskins, Sr. Samuel was born 9 September 1753 at Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, son of Joshua and Lydia Robinson Hoskins. Samuel served in the American Revolution, first as a Private from Taunton and later as a Sergeant from Adams, Berkshire Co., MA. The latter service caused Samuel to be posted at Saratoga, perhaps familiarizing him with eastern portions of New York State, because he removed from MA to Washington Co., NY in 1784 and there became Commanding Captain, No. 10 of the Light Infantry Company, in 1786.

Samuel found time to marry Lydia Presby, born 10 March 1753, daughter of William Presby, Jr. and Mary White, probably on 13 June 1775 (date also appears as 1776, a discrepancy in my source) at Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Lydia began birthing her children at regular intervals, having nine, at least seven of which were living when she and Samuel removed from Whitehall, Washington Co., NY to Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY in 1798.

In Scipio, Samuel settled his family on Black Street, purchasing Subdivision 5 of Lot #7 under contract with Benjamin Ledyard, agent for John Lawrence, Esq., and Henry Watkins, who was surety for Samuel. This land (described as 114 acres) is on the west side of Black Street, north of present-day Bergerstock Road. Samuel later purchased additional land on the east side of Black Street.

Samuel Hoskins, Sr. died 18 June 1825, and his wife, Lydia Presby Hoskins, died 30 November 1823. Both are buried in Cornwell Cemetery #172, Scipio.

Hoskins descendants remained a presence on at least a portion of one or the other of the two Black Street farms from 1798 until 1982.

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

Roger, I have certainly heard the Hoskins name as I research Scipio records. Many of our early settlers came from the Saratoga and Washington County area. I believe that Scipio and Cayuga County were the frontier at that time and folks came here at the end of the 18th century in the relentless push westward.
Interestingly enough, I am doing some research on the Henry Watkins family right now. The family name appears several times in our early Town Meeting ledger, beginning in the first entry of 1794.

Roger A. Post said...

Sandie, on the chance that you haven't already discovered this, Henry Watkins was 3rd great-grandfather of Reggie Mason. I haven't looked at other potential descendants of Henry, however.

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

I did not know that, Roger! Henry was one of the first settlers in our Town. Some records say he was the first and arrived in 1790 from Washington County, NY. His son-in-law was William Allen.
And I believe the Olmstead name will tie in to the Peckham line, I'll need to ask Debbie Capple to confirm that.