Posted By:Rodney Ripley
Subject:Re: Henderson
Post Date:April 05, 2004 at 19:50:06
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Re Town of Henderson. My ggg-grd parents - Joseph and Susannah Dunbar Ripley settled in T/Henderson abt 1808 & lived there only a few years before moving to T/Lyme where Joseph is listed in the 1820 census. Interesting Joesph was not listed in the 1810 Henderson census but Henderson is listed in the date line of deeds of 1809 and 1812 when Joesph and Susannah sold their property in the T/Adams which they had purchased about 1805 after they had moved from Windsor, Berkshire, Mass. In the three Adams deeds, Joseph is listed as yoeman in one and innkeeper in another.
One of their sons, Joseph Jr., married Anna Boomer [1802-1891] of Ellisburgh where their first son, Calvin Ripley, was born in Jan 1824. Anna's cousin, Louisa Boomer, daugher of Benjamin Boomer, married Parker Howard and they lived in the T/Henderson when they moved to Lena, Stephenson County, IL, in 1839. Joseph & Anna Ripley had moved to Lena in 1838 after leaving the T/Lyme c1833 for Cleveland. I have no idea where Joesph and Susannah lived in Henderson as they didn't buy or sell any property after 1812. They must have lived either on love or hot air! Talk about people hard to track down!! I spent several hours in the Jefferson Co Courthouse and a few more in the Flower Memorial Library.