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Re: Rufus Geer moved to PA early 1800's
Posted by: Diane Fraiter Date: November 27, 2000 at 18:34:31
In Reply to: Re: Rufus Geer moved to PA early 1800's by Alice Whipple Willcutt of 1062

Evidently there are queries placed in Boston Transcript, a genealogy newspaper. I was looking for Harvey Geer. I came across two entries. One in CT and the other in NY. When I was at the CT State Library, I asked one of staff person how I find the information. The book lists the week and the query number assigned to the query. This information is on micro fische.

The following information was discovered:

June 10, 1931 Query 1905 Roys, Westfall

Norman Roys born Feb. 22, 1807 in Sheffield, MA settled in Florence, Michigan. Norman married Caroline Peeks, daughter of John & ----- (Gamson) Peek. Caroline was born May 2, 1821 in Gorham, NY.

John Roys born March 4, 1806 in Sheffield, MA may be the brother to Norman and Angeline Roys.

Angeline Roys married Harvey Geer Oct. 10, 1826 in Lyons, NY. Harvey Geer was born March 14, 1802 in Brooklynn, CT. Harvey Geer died Jan. 25, 1892 in Florence, Michigan. Harvey and Angeline had a daughter, Eliza born about 1833. Eliza married William H. Roys in 1854. Wiiliam is either first or second cousin to Angeline. Angeline died in Florence, Michigan.

Nov. 19, 1931 Query 1905 Answer:

As Angeline Roys was born March 4, 1806 in Sheffield, MA. She and John were twins. John Roys married Electra Westall.

James Harvey Geer was born March 1, 1802 in Brooklyn, CT, son of Levi Geer. James Harvey Geer died at the home of his daughter, Eliza (Geer) Roys Jan. 1892 in Florence, Michigan. He married Angeline Roys Oct. 10, 1826 in Lyons, NY. Angeline is the daughter of Issac Roys.

Children of James Harvey and Angeline Geer:

1. Harriet L.        born 6/20/1827, married Daniel B. Westfall; they had seven children
2. Everand        born 12/26/1829, married Sarah F. Goewey
3. Levi R. born 10/16/1831, married Emma Wilbur
4. Eliza       born 12/9/1833, married William H. Roys; they lived in Florence & Constatine, MI

Children of Eliza and William H. Roys:
1. Clara        married Henry Drake
2. Mabel
3. Emma        married Edward Wager
4. Henry       born Dec. 1835, married Hannah Schoonover 12/11/1868

I have come across more information when I was out at the Lyons NY website...let me know if you wan t any of it..

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