Dear Mrs. Bise:
I apologize for not monitoring my posting requesting information of the De Graw family. Genealogy continues to be an "on again-off again" endeavor for me. Eventually, I'll get it all together, stop collecting bits and pieces and begin writing. In the interim, I have some information, which I trust will be of interest. Some of which is speculative, but also some data I can support with documentation:
I believe that Michael and Mary De Graw were the parents of Jeremiah, b. 6 Oct. 1816. I've established this birth date based on his death certificate. He died 25 Sep 1889 in Greenville (re-named Marcella), N. J. He married Hannah Frances, (b. 1831) on 20 Oct. 1844. I believe Jeremiah and Hannah Frances are my Great Grandparents.
Immediately below are my personal notes about each one followed by a list of their children.
Jeremiah De Graw:
Burial: Winters Burying Ground, Marcella (formerly called Greenville), New Jersey. Information is published in Munsell's, "History of Morris County (1882), p. 348. Death certificate shows Winters Cemt
Since Samuel De Graw is listed as one of his children; my presumption is that Jeremiah is my Great Grandfather.
DOCUMENTATION: Census: An 1850 Census lists his age as 30, and an 1880 Census Index records his age as 62. His death certificate lists his age at death, on 25 Sept 1889, as 72 years, 11 months and 21 days. Thus, Jeremiah's birth date would be 6 Oct. 1816 Accordingly, his birth date may be 1818 to 1820. On the 1880 Index Card his town is shown as Greenville which later was re-named as Marcella.
MARRIAGES: To Hannah Frances Degraw, 20 October 1844 by Justice of the Peace, Hubbard S. Fiskle. The marriage was recorded 18 March 1845. The marriage is listed in the Index To Marriages, Book E, Pg. 69 for the recording period of April 20, 1841 to October 7, 1863. A request for a search of Hannah's death certificate was unproductive for the period searched from 1880-1889. Jeremiah's death certificate shows him being married at the time of his death.
WORK: Farmer is recorded as occupation on his death certificate.
Hannah Frances De Graw
DOCUMENTATION: Census: Listed in the 1850 Census as 19 years old and 49 years old in the 1880 Census Index and the wife of Jeremiah De Graw. She is also listed in the Winters Burying Ground in a "History of Morris County, by Munsell, Vol 50 P.131.
She is listed as being born In New York in the 1880 Census Index and in NJ in the 1850 Census. No maiden name found yet!
Hannah Frances Degraw is listed in the Index To Marriages, Book E,
MARRIAGES: To Jeremiah De Graw, 20 October 1844 by Justice of the Peace, Hubbard S. Fiskle. The marriage was recorded 18 March 1845. Her name is listed as indicated immediately above. Apparently, she was about 13 years old at the time of this marriage.
ADDRESSES: The town of Greenville was later changed to Marcella.
1. Sarah Ann, b. 18 Jan 1845, d. 27 May 1867
2. Susan Electra, b. 25 Jan 1849 d. 8 Apr 1865 (the four year gap between births is suspect)
OTHER: Burial is in the Winters Burying Ground in Marcella. Information about the burial ground is published in Munsell's, "History of Morris County (1882), p. 348. Specific information about interments is contained in a publication called Morris County Grave Stones and was provided by Anita Mott of East Hannover, NJ. The publication states that Susan died at age 16 years, 2 months 13 days.
3. Charlotte U., b. 1851
4. Charles H., b. 1852, d. 10 Oct 1856
5. Andrew, b. 23 Feb 1856
6. Emalene, b. 28 Feb 1857
MARRIAGES: Possible marriage to Amos Kimble on 15 July 1876 at age 19 Amos was 23 years old.
7. Martin, b. 1860
8. Peter DeGraw, b. 11 March 1862, d. 12 March 1862
9. Samuel (My Grand Father), b. 10 Oct 1864, d. 31 Jan 1935
DOCUMENTATION: 1880 Census, Sheet 86, Line 24, Soundex D260,listed as 15 years old and born in 1864; listed as head of household in the 1910 Census and married for 18 years, and was a property owner, Civil War survivor was not checked. Death Certificate: List birthplace as Marcella, NJ; father as Jeremiah born in NJ;
MARRIAGES: Mary Jane Stalter
WORK: He was a farmer and worked for his own account.
EDUCATION: The 1910 Census indicated that he attended school and could read and write.
OTHER: Requested Death Cer 1-16-95, Ck #948; Received 2-6-95
10. Louisa, b. 1867*
11. Hannah Frances, b. 1873
12. Jeremiah, b. 3 Feb 1863, d. 23 Aug 1863
12. Charity, b. 1 Mar 1867*
* Can't explain why the two birth dates are in the same year nor why I have her listed as I do. I must have had a reason!
I have a note suggesting that Henry DeGraw, b. 1832 was the son of Michael and Rebecca DeGraw.
Of the given names you listed in your 23 Nov. note, I don't recall a Sylvester or a Robert.
I have not been able to trace the brothers and sisters of Jeremiah De Graw. That information would help unravel the DeGraws. As you may know, the name has been traced to the 1660s.
I'm not sure all of this longer than I expected "note" will make it the the e-mail system. If it doesn't, let me know, and I'll mail it to you.
I would be pleased to receive any additional information you may have.
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