States: New York: Oneida
Having trouble finding anything, even in federal census, about the family of Philo K. Burtch, wife Mary, and children Hattie (b. abt.1854), Grace (b. abt. 1856), and my ancestor John, born 1861 in Rome, Oneida Co., NY. Philo, born May 11, 1831, in probably Charlton, Saratoga Co., NY, is the son of John Burtch and Hannah Hall. Philo's parents moved to Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, at some point, and eventually they ended up in Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY, where they are buried. Philo for sure lived with his family in Oneida County, where he signed up to serve in the Civil War. There is a lot of information about his Civil War service, as well lots and lots of info about his brother Abner Hall Burtch, who was active in politics in Montgomery County. Philo's on-line war records state that he survived the war, but give no death date information. Philo is buried in Fonda, but this seems to be his only real connection with Montgomery County, probably because the family had the plots there near his parents. But there are no dates on his memorial stone! At some point in their childhood-1860's or 1870's- Philo's children Hattie, Grace, and John are in an orphan home somewhere, with their uncle Abner Hall Burtch as their guardian. My John was adopted by David & Roxa Crawe, and lived in Hamilton, Madison Co., NY, where he died March 3, 1898. I'm also still looking for Mary A. Burtch's maiden name, as well as her birth and death dates. My John Burtch became John Burtch Crawe, and he married twice, first to Eva L. Walker, and second to Jennie Mae Gifford. Any help or ideas about where to look for 1850-1880 records in the Rome area will be appreciated.
Darla Bedford Moe
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