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Marilou Abramshe (#48095831)
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Donna Ruhland Bonning
memorial for John Swart.
Hi Marilou....

You'll have to check this one.......Looks like you've got the wrong memorial.


Their suggestion:
Kingston Daily Freeman, January 5, 1905


James S. Gillman died at the county poor house on Saturday, aged 89 years...During the preparation of his burial, John Schwartz, also an inmate, who was assisting in the arrangements for Gillman's burial, was taken suddenly ill and died. The latter was by trade a carpenter, aged 72 years. He was formerly of Saugerties.
Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Jan 20, 2014 8:42 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
Abram Hillenger
Hi Marilou...

Just working on the your Ulster County Poor House additions.....

Found this discrepancy for Abram Hillenger.

Note the differences in Counties. You'll have to check on this one....



Register of Deaths for the Town of New Paltz indicates he was born in Ulster County and worked as a laborer.

Admittance record of the Ulster County Poor House indicates he was admitted 11/29/86 at age 70. He was single and born in Sharon, Shoharie county. He was admitted as old and decrepit. Remarks "Permanently Dependent".
Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Jan 09, 2014 8:02 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
Henry Seaman
Hi Marilou....

You might want to double check this one. According to the info you have him being bornin to different places....



Birth: unknown
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1885
New Paltz
Ulster County
New York, USA [Edit Dates]

Register of Deaths in the Town of New Paltz indicates he was born in Westchester County NY, worked as a laborer and died of apoplexy.

1880 Federal Census shows Henry Seaman, age 61 working as a laborer in Plattekil, born in Pennsylvania.


Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Nov 26, 2013 11:45 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
McDonald Frost
Hi Marilou....

Would you double check on this guy....

I had someone write with the following message correction for him....


"A Find A Grave visitor has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for McDonald Frost.

Their suggestion:
According to the 1870 and 1880 census that were referenced in his biography, his wife's name is Elizabeth and not Nancy.

Thanks for your work,



Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Nov 26, 2013 6:13 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
Ambrose D. Carmen
Hi Marilou,

I'm slowly imputing the info that you've been sending for the people at Ulster County Poor House.

I click and paste what you send me, reading through the info and making corrections in names and checking out places of birth and so on.

I found a discrepancy in the age for Ambrose for different time frames of his life....This is what you sent.....

"Admittance record of Orange County shows Ambrose D Carmen was admitted on 6/2/1891 at age 42, born in Homowack, Ulster County, a shoemaker, admitted as insane

Admittance record of Ulster County Poor House shows Ambrose D. Carmen was admitted on 2/8/1893 at age 40, married, a shoemaker, and destitute. Remarks "Has been in Middletown Asylum from Orange County"."

It shows that he was 42 in 1891 and in 1893 he was 40. Clearly something isn't right there.....Hopefully you can check on that before I input any info for him....

You sure have done a wonderful job working on these people. I'm amazed! You are very dedicated.I'm doing my best to keep up. I know I've got some stragglers in my e-mails for earlier entries. I have them flagged.

Thanks for checking on that for me in advance....


Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Nov 10, 2013 6:20 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
RE: John Clancey
Hi Marilou,

I made a note to his memorial concerning the difference in age and basically put down what you wrote to me. Let me know if you don't like what I wrote.

I've been keeping up the best that I can and the one's I don't get right away, I have flagged so I can go back through my e-mails and add them when I get the chance. I just cut and paste what you've written. That's the easy part. The only tedious part is putting in the country, state, county and town. But i'm getting it....Keep them coming....

I know what you mean about giving these people a chance to have their own story. Not just a name. These poor people don't even have any markers from what I gather! I did Craig Colony in Sonyea, Groveland, Livingston County NY. Took pictures of every stone. Sadly the older cemetery in the woods had only numbers. I have hardly any stories for any of these people. A very few relatives have come forward and shared what little they knew about their family members. I've had people ask me how to obtain more info on them and unfortunatly the records are locked up and it's very hard to obtain any info. Very frustrating!

Well.....keep them coming!

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Oct 01, 2013 1:41 PM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
John Clancey

Hi Marilou...

We've got 2 conflicting bits of info for this fellow.....One saying he was 58 and the other saying he was 44 when he died. I was given the 1st one at a different time. One has to be wrong...

June 11, 1884 New Paltz Times Obituary: DIED At the County Poor House, June 4th, JOHN CLANCEY, aged 58 years.

Ulster County Poor House records show that he was admitted to the Poor House 7 times between 1880 and 1884. The last time was April 1, 1884 , single and 44. He was born in Capalquimo, Waterford Co, Ireland, he was admitted as destitute and unable to find work.

I've fallen a bit behind in adding everything but it will get done... :)


Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Oct 01, 2013 5:14 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
RE: twice.......
That's fine Marilou. I was a bit concerned there for a bit. Thought maybe I was seeing double!

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Jul 05, 2013 7:20 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
Hi Marilou........

Are you working on this with another lady? The info that I entered for Philip Cross is the same as the info that was just sent to me for Peter Davis. That doesn't seem right.......

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Jul 04, 2013 5:49 PM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
This one is perfect! Nice sources included....

"Was a farmer from Marbletown, Ulster county and suffered from a tumor in stomach (Poor house admittance records)

Notice in New Paltz News 6-5-1880

Since Jan 1st, at which time Supt. Saxton took charge of the Ulster County Poor House up to Aug, 2d, nine deaths have occurred there... The name, age, and date of death of the adults are as follows:...June 21st, Johannas Rose, Marlbetown, aged 70 years;
Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Jun 29, 2013 8:25 AM
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