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sue harmon (#46880521)
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Bio Photo HI all.
I want to apologize for not being on lately. First it was of health problems and then I was not able to get on. I had just located my paper that I had my password on it.
I will try to get to all who have left flowers as soon as I can.
one thing I have been busy trying to do is a neighborhood watch. it is slowly coming along. I wish it will do better than it is but as they say good things take time.

It has been a while since I have even been on the computer. I thought I should let everyone know about the current condition. I'll be back as soon as I can.
thank you very much. again I apologize.
I am a family genealogist with the passion of locating the family past.
I was born and raised in Upstate NY. I love the outdoors, reading, I do quilting by hand,
love animals. I have a love for the country scenery,have the love for the railroad.
At the moment I am living in Tennessee. I miss seeing the hills and mountains and the snow of New York.
This is a great place to visit when one can't make it to the cemetry.
I thought doing my research was going to be hard to do long distance but it hasn't been as hard as I thought. Doing the research has been so much fun to do.
Sue Harmon

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William Scheffelaar
Aldridge Obituary
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle

ALDRIDGE—Entered into rest, early Sunday
morning. November 25, 1917, after a long
illness. Jennett A. Aldridge, aged 83
years. She is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. M. Augusta Weller; three grand-
children, Mrs. Corydon W. Rowe. Howard
B. Weller and Clayton A. Weller, and
four great-grandchildren.
Added by William Scheffelaar on Jan 11, 2017 9:50 AM
David Damaske
Message to Sue Harmon

Thank you for the Aldridge Boughton info on Find a Grave.

I have some Aldridge, Boughton and Kesel photos and info.

Your email doesn't work. Get in touch and I'll send some photos, etc.

David Damaske
Added by David Damaske on Oct 25, 2016 8:05 AM
Harry Aldridge
Hello, looking for family of Harry Aldridge, I believe he lived in Rochester area. Family member named Gladys also. Have family photo. Hope to hear from you.
Added by Roger on Jun 25, 2014 4:29 PM
D Parks
Have additional information on the Clapper family. Tried to email you, but email returned.
Please contact me at
Added by D Parks on Mar 03, 2013 3:35 AM
Bruce Veazie
Julia Aldridge 1836 - 1902
Thank you for your postings, Sue. They're so valuable.

FYI, Julia's maiden name is Veazie. At the time of her marriage to Erastus, her name was Wiltsie (or Wiltsey), the widow of James Wiltsie.

Julia was the daughter of Alpheus and Sarah L Hinckley Veazie.

Bruce J Veazie, your very distant cousin.

As of this moment, I haven't updated my website with the family of Alpheus Veazie, but will during the next week.
Added by Bruce Veazie on Sep 14, 2012 9:07 PM
Ron Hanley
KESEL Boughton Hill Victor
Dear Sue,

So nice to find your entries for the Kesel family in Victor. I'm from Canandaigua and connect to the Kesel family via VanDenbergh which is my mother's maiden name.

Have been at this genealogy for 13 years and am now attempting to add data through Find A Grave. I do have more on this family if you would like for me to give it to you to post.

I'd also like to hear what other related families we may have in common. VanDenbergh, Kesel, VanVechten, Rowley, etc are just a couple from Victor.

Thanks for your ear and time. Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards,

Ron Hanley Find A Grave Number 47419930 MARINECPL
Added by Ron Hanley on Mar 07, 2012 8:24 AM
Mike Cronk
Mahala (Aldridge) Cronk , dau. of Gilbert & Keziah Aldridge

Hello Sue,

I just found your 'Find A Grave' memorials to GILBERT & KEZIAH (TOOKER) ALDRIDGE. I linked them to their daughter, MAHALA (ALDRIDGE) CRONK, wife of WILLIAM CRONK.

I had some information in my own Cronk Family genealogy dealing with the Aldriges, via William & Mahala Cronk's granddaughter, MYRTA B. KELSY. In case you haven't seen it, I'm adding it below.


When KEZIA [TOOKER ALDRIDGE] was 21 years of age her oldest child MAHALA [ALDRIDGE CRONK], who became MRS. WILLIAM CRONK was born. When Mahala Cronk was 20 her oldest child and only daughter, CARRIE [ALDRIDGE KELSEY], my mother was born.

Among Grandmother CRONK's things which she had received from her mother, KEZIA, and which she gave to my mother, were a luster pitcher about which grandmother told us this story. She said that when she was a very little girl, her mother, KEZIA, was going to Rochester shopping one day and when her little girl teased to go with her Kezia said, "If you will be a good little girl and stay home I will bring you something from the city." She brought her the luster pitcher, and as grandma was born in 1815 it must now be much more than 100 years old. There is also Kezia's Paisley shawl, 5 silver teaspoons marked K.A. [KEZIA ALDRIDGE], a lovely large old chest of drawers doubtless made in Victor and which belonged to Kezia. The framework is cherry and four large drawers and three small ones have fronts of beautiful sold birdseye maple with the original wooden knobs. I removed the ugly black varnish and refinished it with rubbing and oiling, ans was very proud of my handiwork. Uncle ERASTUS sent these things to grandma after their mother's death. Then there are daguerreotype pictures of GILBERT and KEZIA [ALDRIDGE] together and of WILLIAM and MAHALA CRONK separately. These heirlooms I have given to cousins CARL CRONK of Delmar, Albany suburb and his sister MARJORIE (MRS. W.H. HARDEN of Fair St. Norwich, N.Y.), children of MAHALA CRONK'S youngest son MYRON.

There must have been a fine factory for weaving at East Bloomfield, not far from Victor, for grandmother CRONK had two of the finest Woven coverlets I have ever seen belonging to two of my Victor great-grandmothers. The patterns were elaborate and unusual. We were told that these great-grandmothers did all the work in preparing the materials used, flax for the white and preparing, spinning and dyeing the wool for the color. The red and white one is a Bird of Paradise pattern, large birds with long curved tail feathers and wide sort of geometrical design border around three sides. These coverlets were woven double and where there was color on one side there would be white on the other. In two corners are interwoven "KEZIA ALDRIDGE 1847" in white on side and red on the other. This is very beautiful but the other one dark blue and white is even more handsome. It is larger and heavier (too heavy to sleep under I think). The pattern is Rising Sun, large medallions and wide bordered disign. PHYLENA was my great-grandmother Mrs. JEREMIAH CRONK and they lived in the cobblestone farmhouse near Victor. The coverlets are almost like new and the white is not yellowed. Grandma took excellent care of them and seldom used them. I remember seeing her make up a bed for company and put on the blue one for a special occasion.

I have given the red and white ALDRIDGE coverlet to the family of MRS. ALBERT ALDRIDGE of Victor, and the blue and white CRONK coverlet to CARL and MARJORIE CRONK.

Grandmother and Grandfather CRONK lived together almost sixty years and she took care of the home at West Burlington until grandfather's death when he was nearly 83 and she nearly 78. I was 20 when grandfather died and I am glad I had the privilege of knowing them through those years. They were a fine old couple. Grandma then come to our home with her only daughter [CARRIE CRONK KELSEY] and lived to be 80. She had beautiful character, so good and kind and gentle and patient. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 65 years.

Grandfather [WILLIAM CRONK] became very lame and walked with two canes. Perhaps it was arthritis then called rheumatism.

I well remember, how, as a small girl I was intrigued by their use of "lighters". There were papers folded into narrow strips about 10 inches long. A supply was kept in a wall pocket near the stove. They were lighted in the fire and used instead of matches to light the lamp or perhaps a candle to carry down [to the] cellar. It was not because of lack of matches, but probably a thrifty habit handed down from early days, when perhaps there were no matches.

Grandma [MAHALA] loved flowers and had a small old fashioned flower garden as wide as the front of the house in West Burlington. A white picket fence was around three sides reaching from corner to corner of the house. Near the center was [a] gate and a walk to the front door. there was no grass in this front yard, but it was all flowers. Among others I remember old fashioned grass pinks, foxgloves, tiger lilies, Myrtle, a then rare white peony and many, many others.

Kelsey, Myrta B, "INFORMAL SKETCHES OF ALDRIDGE FAMILY HISTORY, 1946 (typewritten copy made by Gaylen W. Cronk, June & July 1954)



Mike Cronk
Grand Rapids, MI
Added by Mike Cronk on Sep 24, 2011 10:02 AM
M.E. Packard
Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge
Hi there,

Would you mind adding your photo of Bertha's stone from the Macedon Village Cemetery to her husband's memorial? He's on the stone as well. His name is Willis P. Beal memorial #70876068. I'm about to put in a request for him now.

Thank you,

Mary :)
Added by M.E. Packard on Jun 05, 2011 9:07 AM
Cheri Branca
Mary Catherine Bumpus
Hi Sue,
I see you have Mary Catherine Bumpus, wife of Wilson Bumpus on Find A Grave...
I was just working (as a volunteer) on her parents, Albert T. & Ida J. (Day) Briggs and thought I would give you their numbers so you could link them back together... Albert is # 67368829, Ida is # 67370136 .
I found the information on the 1900 Macedon census and the connection to Mary & Wilson on Ida's obituary from the 1934 Rochester D&C
Added by Cheri Branca on Mar 24, 2011 9:28 AM
Havens Gate 333
Sorry to Hear about Your Dad
Dear Sue, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Dad on Feb 01, 2009. You are all in our prayers.
Added by Havens Gate 333 on Feb 11, 2009 1:19 AM
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