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Re: Head's in Paris (Hill) Oneida Co NY
Posted by: Cynthia Simmons (ID *****2401) Date: April 13, 2002 at 12:52:21
In Reply to: Head's in Paris (Hill) Oneida Co NY by Kenneth Head of 2271

From "Our County and It's People", edited by Daniel E. Wager; published by The Boston History Company, 1896:
Included in the chapter: The Town of Paris:
(Excerpts...I have capitalized the 'Head' references)..."Sixty years ago (this would be about 1836)...Other prominent citizens living in the vicinity of the village, but not in it, were Cat. John Wicks, John Strong, Ephraim Walker, Timothy Hopkins, Deacon Bailey, Adam and Abel Simmons (my ancestors), Captain Ebenezer and Esquire Charles Smith, Esquire Uri Doolittle, David Stiles, FOBES HEAD, JONATHAN HEAD, Abiel Saxton, Luther Richards, and several others..... "
Next paragraph: "GEORGE W. HEAD, the late prominent Utica Business man, formerly kept a store at the Hill."
Next paragraph:......."Other early settlers.....Justus and Julius Munson, Isaac Welton, Erastus Weber, John J. Wicks, Leander Richards, Lysander, and HARVEY HEAD(my note: this may be Hervey; as I will explain, my ancestor Hervey Simmons was often listed as 'Harvey'). John Bailey, and William Richards were prominent farmers south of the Hill....."
It seemed to be the custom of the time to name childred after good family friends...I know my ancestors did. Perhaps your 'Hervey' was named after my gg-grandfather, Hervey Simmons!
Hope this helps with your search.
Cynthia Simmons

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