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Chris Riley Spengler (#47252626)
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I was born and raised in Sennett, New York, but currently live in Toledo, Ohio. I began my genealogical research in the 1970's through the inspiration of my paternal grandfather, Charles Harold Riley, Sr. The surnames I research are Riley, Phelps, Sheldon, Breeze, Barber, Townsend, Ramsay from the Cayuga County area and Spengler, Sperry in Ohio.

I have done extensive photographic work on the cemeteries in Sennett (except for the Soule Cemetery) and the photos and research can be found on the Cayuga County GenWeb page in the cemetery section/Sennett. Visit:
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Brent Miller
RE: Parents of Esther Clark Sunderlin
The Clark family has presented me with many problems. The connection of Esther Clark to Daniel Clark and Anne Downing was made by researchers long before I came along. Here is what one researcher says:

DANIEL [CLARK] (JAMES /2 BENJAMIN /1 *FAM #8 Shaftesbury, BE
Par: James & Thankful Woodward*
b 22 Jul 1736 Plainfield, Ct*
m 29 Aug 1759 Ann Downing 1737-1821 d/o David & Anna.
She m (20 John Logan*
d 21 Sep 177 ae 40 "fell in batt at Stillwater"
Ch: 10 ch recorded at Plainfield. Ea rcvd 1/10 of father's estate.
Thankful b 8 Jan 1760 m Samuel Sunderland of Plnfld
Anna b 10 Jul 1761 m Eleazer Hawkes in Bennington
Esther b 1 Feb 1763 m 6 Jan 1785 John Sunderland
Ruth b 15 Feb 1765 m 6 Jan 1785 Abel Cleveland
Hannah b 25 Nov 1766 m Job Cleveland
DANIEL b 25 Dec 1768 m Elizabeth Wheeler in Ct.
DAVID b 4 Nov 1770 m Anna _____
JAMES b 24 Jul 1772 m Elizabeth Wright Res. Bennington
Amos b 30 Apr 1774 d 1787
George Washington b 18 Mar 1776 m Martha Cobb
Mary b 30 Apr 1778 (posthumous) m Benjmin Dyer 16 Feb
1799 in Kingston, RI d Shaftesbury
*Clark Bullen from Dorsey Records

Floyd, Elizabeth A., _Clues for Finding Your Vermont Clarks: A Master Index & Four Cross Indexes, 1770's - 1880's_, (Weed, CA, 1979), pp. 49-50.
Added by Brent Miller on Aug 11, 2012 11:20 AM
Garey Cearlock
Jacob & Minerva (Adams) Sheldon
Hi Chris.
I see where you entered many Sheldons in the Old Sennett Cemetery and that you are also researching the Sheldon family. Are you desecended from Jacob and Minerva? My wife is a descendent Minerva's parents Jonathan and Sary (Daniels) Adams. I would like to share and exchange family information with you if you would be respective to that. I'll be looking forward to hearing from your. You can email me at
Garey D. Cearlock
Added by Garey Cearlock on Jun 12, 2012 1:42 PM
Mary Ann Martin Breeze
Hi Chris,
I'm also emailing a message to you but am doing both in case you don't visit find-a-grave very often-I've never posted any cemetery listings onto the site although I've been a member for a year.
Thanks for your posting.
I am the great-granddaughter of Mary Ann's brother John who married Ellen Gable. John also emigrated to the Auburn area.
I'm in contact with another cousin (granddaughter of another brother Joseph) who still lives in the Auburn area.
I've been doing genealogy for the past 5 years, since I retired.
Last year my husband and I travelled to England and Ireland-including Norfolk. I have pictures of our shared 2 great grandparents gravestone as well as the gravestone of another son, Daniel-they are all in the Methodist churchyard in Terrington St. Clement.
I've also connected with another of our cousins, a descendant of Hannah Martin Overson-that branch emigrated to Australia.
I've never checked the cemetery listings for other countries-maybe I should to see if anyone else has posted cemeteries in Norfolk, England.
It's lovely to see a picture of Mary-thank you for posting it.
Further explanation-I am the granddaughter of John Martin's son Daniel, daughter of his son Gerald.
I look forward to hearing from you-I hadn't yet contacted anyone from your branch of the family-am very glad to find someone interested in the family history.
You can contact me at my email address as I don't think I have it at find-a-grave-can't remember and think I may lose this message if I go back to check! Limited computer skills here!

Kathy Martin
Added by eaglehart on Apr 05, 2011 10:39 AM
Kay Ramsay
Another Ramsay
Hi Chris,
I was delighted to find your Ramsay Info on the find a grave site. My husband is James Walker Ramsay's great grandson. I'll send you an email for more information.
Hope we can be in touch.
Kay Ramsay
William E RamsayIII "Bill"
Added by Kay Ramsay on Sep 17, 2010 11:19 AM

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