In May of 2001, I made a trip home to Upstate NY to do some genealogy research. The most I hoped to find was the gravesite of Phebe, my great-great-grandmother.
I have been the most diligent in researching this Phebe's family, the Hulsavers. The Hulsavers continue to remain obscure, but on my trip back home, on the second to the last day there, I finally found Phebe's gravesite. Then on our last day in NYS, I found the most beautiful gravestone of Phebe's parents, Henry and Catherine Hulsaver.
We traveled to Fonda on one day during the week to do some research on the Hulsavers of Canajoharie. I only wish I had a few more days in the Fonda research room! It is an amazing resource. I know now that Catherine's maiden name was Kane (Cane) and a Pheby Davis Hulsaver and Stephan Hulsaver had their son, Henry (Ref. Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Mapleton, transcription on record at the Fonda, NY history and records). This Henry must have been great-great-grandmother Phebe's father.
Other ancestors I attempted to research are Davis, Thomas, and Coffin. (Elmarion Davis, William H. Thomas, and Frances Coffin are the oldest ancestors I know of so far in these lines.)
Due to the commonality
of these names, I did not discover anything new except for dates for
the ancestors I already knew about.
We also documented
the Hazelton Farm Cemetery
and the Helmer Family Cemetery.
I do not have any relatives buried in these cemeteries, but both are
overgrown family cemeteries which were very photogenic.
Grace W. Brown's
compilation of family histories (1977) were valuable resources in detailing
the Wellenstein, Rice, Beckwith, and Chadwick lines.
Burton and Bertha Cornelia Thomas Davis