DeGraw Family Genealogy Forum
I believe you contacted my two daughters,lydia and Jeanette,from what I read they gave you some wrong info. Grandmothers name was Sophie Amarald,she came from Holland and lived in Sparrowbush N.Y My grandfather James De Graw was born in New York state near middletown ,He was a Truck Farmer in Little Falls NJ, There were 5 Chjildren born to them 3 girls Sophie, Bertha and Laura,a son whose name i do not know ,may have died at an early ageand my father Seneca Lewis De Graw or Degraw My grandmother had relatives in Amsterdam Ny who worked for Mohawk Carpets, Sophie married a James Mc Michael and had one son James who I believe still lives in New Jersey, Bertha had 3 sons and one daughter her husband was named Finstra they lived in Paterson NJ I am not sure if any of them are still aliveLaura married a Martin Olsen who was Danish and whom she had met in Amsterdam NY they had on e son Alfred Degraw Olsen who lives somewhere in Bricktown NJ,
My father once told me that most of the Birth records etc burned in a Church fire somewhere in the middletown area of N.Y.
My father died in 1984 in New Jersey. he was married to my mother Edna Houlihan who came from Ridgewood N.J. I have two sisters Natalie Jane De Graw and Linda De Graw both are married Natalies last name is Gjertsen ,and Lindas is Grieme