States: New York: Jefferson
Hoping to see if bits and pieces picked up from the internet contain info on my known families. I am looking for the sibblings of my ancestor Catherine Rachel Cossleman, and the sibblings of her parents. (Cossleman is spelled Casselman, Castleman, and many other ways in historical records.) Her parents were Joseph Cossleman, b. abt. 1812 in NY (probably Stone Arabia area)and Juliana Thumb,b. Feb. 29, 1816 in Montgomery County, NY, daughter of Nicholas Thumb, Jr., and Rachel Frey. (Thumb is sometime spelled Thum, and Frey is sometimes spelled Fry.) Catherine Rachel Cossleman was born abt. 1833 in Three Mile Bay. She married Ashnah Delano on April 24, 1849, in Lyme, Jefferson County, NY. She died abt. 1864/65. (Ashnah appears in the census as widowed with his children, among them my great-grandmother Alida Elizabeth Delano.) I know of only one brother to Rachel, Peter Nichols Cossleman, who was born May 11, 1836, and baptised in St.Johnsville, Montgomery Co., but I suspect that my Rachel Cossleman had several brothers and sisters. I have found an obituary on-line for Mrs.Lizzie Casselman Lingenfelter who was born in Three Mile Bay June 29, 1861, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Rance Casselman. Lizzie Casselman Lingenfelter died in Depauville on Jan. 15, 1936. I am wondering how, or if, she and her father Rance Casselman are related to my family.
Darla Bedford Moe
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