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D Parks
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RE: John McChesney
I was just curious, what is your lineage from John?

Mine is to John Jr, then Rudolph (who ended up with 2 land patents in Wisconsin from John Jr. service in the war of 1812 and how the McChesney's ended up in Wisconsin), then Frederick Sharp, then Harvey Winch, then my mother Dorothy Alice. This lineage is documented in Sec #2 (William) in the Renssulear Co. McChesney doc., at least to mom, possibly to me.

If you are familiar with the history of Oswego Co. John Jr. married Betsey Winch, the daughter of the Oswego Co folk famed Benjamin Winch, who was one of the surveyers of the original county. An interesting twist is that Benjamin Winch died in Clinton Wisconsin while visiting his son in 1849. About a week ago I visited the cemetery we believe he is in, Clinton Corners, but the cemetery has not been used since 1921 and most stones are now on the ground, so was unsuccessful in finding him. I intent to use the Rock, Co. Geneology org to confirm this location though.
Added by Behl on Aug 06, 2016 12:07 PM
RE: John McChesney
Yes, you are correct, it is Cambridge NY. I keep forgetting the close proximity and common town names in the New England area.
Actually, Matthew Stevens served in the Albany Militia, I believe 16th Reg. and I think he served under Van Woert. I'll have to reseach the name of the other guy you mentioned, I don't recall running across that name before. I also found Matthew listed in a NY Returns type document that listed the vaious units in NY.
Added by Behl on Aug 06, 2016 9:24 AM
John McChesney
Greetings to you as well cousin,

John is being confused with another John who is a bit older and may have died of his wounds. Our John served under Capt. Henry Tiebout Under Col. Goosen Van Schaick. John was only 17 or 18 when he joined the NY 1st Regiment, 5th Company in Aug 1781. I have found him under the NY Returns document. In late August 1781, the NY Regiments along with most of the Continental Army loaded up and marched to Yorktown. So, yes, john is a veteran of the battle of Yorktown.

I am currently trying to find how DAR linked John to Kingsbury. That might help link John to his family, otherwise everything seems to stop/start at him joining the service.

I am attempting to find John/Abigail's wedding documentation to see if the guest list gives a hint. They were married at the Presbyterian church in Cambridge in 1785. The church didn't have that info, but did have a paster calling doc in 1786 that John did sign.

By the way, Matthew Stevens is also a Patriot and documented in DAR. I will be submitting in SAR for him as well, when John's app. is complete.

If you come across any hint for John, please keep me mind. My line goes to John Jr, then Rudolf, then Fredrick Sharp, then Harvey Winch, then my mother Dorothy Alice. Donn
Added by Behl on Aug 05, 2016 9:29 AM
John McChesney, Oswego, Pulaski, d1824
I just left this note to D. Parks, then I saw your name attached to John's find-a-grave as well. Thank you for any input you can provide.

John McChesney, Oswego, Pulaski, d1824
My name is Donn Behl. John McChesney is my 5th Great Grandfather. I have been trying to connect John to his parents/siblings prior to 1781. DAR has him listed as living in Kingsbury NY at least prior to him joining the army in 1781. On your find-a-grave listing for him, you have his father as William McChesney. Although this is the name we have assumed as well, do you have any information/documentation that can confirm this? Also, any information you may have about him prior to 1781 would be greatly appreciated.

It is believed he came from Ireland in 1764 at about 6 weeks old. He may have been part of Dr. Clark's exodus from Co. Monaghan on the ship John, but all speculation based on the year. His grandfather may also have been a William. We have 2 different birth dates, 1) March 3, 1763, most commonly seen 2) Feb. 10, 1764 off the family bible? page in Nat. Archives.

My sister just succcessfully completed her DAR application to John and my SAR application is in process

Thank you for any information / direction you can provide that might help us connect John to his family and past. Donn Behl
Added by Behl on Aug 04, 2016 8:28 PM
Added by Behl on Aug 04, 2016 8:36 PM
Half-Shire Historical Society
download data
I was wondering if by any chance you could export your findagrave entries and send them to me?? Im compiling a list. You would go to your contributor tools page, then where it says “download your data” select the Pulaski village cemetery and save the file to your computer, and send in an email to me.
Added by Half-Shire Historical Soc... on Oct 13, 2014 2:54 PM
Ted Myers
Joseph Repsher
Medora, Thank you very kindly for sponsoring Joseph's memorial, Ted
Added by Ted Myers on Apr 25, 2014 6:48 PM
D Parks
Abigail Stevens McChesney
Abigail was the wife of John McChesney M # 18472563. Her M # 18472536

Please transfer to me or link her to her husband

Dianne Parks
Added by D Parks on Mar 24, 2013 4:33 AM
D Parks
William McChesney 18472504
Could you transfer this memorial to me 3 times great grandfather.

Or add a link to his father John 18472563
Added by D Parks on Mar 24, 2013 4:29 AM
D Parks
John McChesney M# 18472563
John was my 4 times great grandfather. Could you transfer his memorial to me?

I have quite a bit of information on him as he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

Dianne Parks
Added by D Parks on Mar 24, 2013 4:26 AM
Pat Mowins
Photo of grave
Please tell me who takes photos of graves in Pulaski Village Cemetery? I would like a photo of Neil and Beaulah Filkins' grave.
Thank you.
Added by Pat Mowins on Jun 02, 2012 4:58 AM
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