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Re: Edward Fleming JR.
Posted by: Sue (ID *****3046) Date: May 03, 2011 at 21:30:49
In Reply to: Edward Fleming JR. by MARJORIE J ROSS of 1035


I read your query numerous times. I may be wrong, but I think here you knew what you wanted to say, but that message didn't get across in your post.

First off, let me say that using relationship terms as "grandfather", "great grandfather" or "aunt" is no help at all to us volunteers. ( It is totally different, however, if you mention an ancestor and then relate that he had, for example, a sister named Margaret.) We don't know you, and so these terms help us in no way in determining time frames or associating if any of the persons named in a query is indeed the same as a referenced relationship.

Your post, for example, suggests that your seeking info on Edward Jr (by the subject line). You mention when & where he was born. Your only mention of his father is he was a policeman killed on duty (no name, no other info). You mention his mother only by her given name Ellen then gloss over her other husbands, no info on when/where she married to them, children they may have had, etc... Then you jump into that Ed Jr has 2 missing uncles and one aunt (no given names or surnames or to which side of the family they would be associated to; no time frames either).
Then you request for help to find "Grandfather's" birthplace and missing relatives.

As a volunteer who doesn't know you, my first question is who are you refering to as Grandfather? IF it is Edward Jr, b. 1850, you've already stated he was born around Binghamton area (which would be Broome County). For the time frame your in on his birth, that may be as close as you will get. Births were not recorded this early.
No one is going to be able to help you find missing relatives when you supply no info on them.

If you would please repost, add more details and be a bit more specific, you may be able to get some results. Know that I spent about an hour trying to find anything based on what little was given and came up empty. The only thing I did find quickly was:
1860: Silver Lake, susquehanna, pa
Charles Gage 39
Ellen Gage 34 ireland
Edward Fleming 9 NY
Charles H Gage 11 mos
Catherin Britton 7 pa

This suggest to me that Ellen married in the late 1840's to a Fleming, Was probably married to Britton prior to 1853, and probably married to Gage in the late 1850's.
PA did not require recording of vital records until the 1890's.

You might need to do some real legwork on this one. I would suggest you check out the HS in Montrose. They have a card filing system filled with items taken from newspapers and other various sources, all broken down by categories (births, deaths, etc) and all alphabetical by name of individual. They also have family surname files which may be helpful. If you haven't checked them out yet, they also have a website:

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