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MICHAEL Troy,NY to Det. & Wyandotte, Mi.
Posted by: Marsha Date: August 31, 2001 at 12:39:08
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I am seeking information on the family of PHILIP WEATHERWAX, who was born about 1807 in NY. Their son MICHAEL married CECILIA CROOMER (B 1841, NY).Michael died in 1897 in Wyandotte,Michigan and Cecilia died in Detroit in 1891. Their daughter, ELIZABETH WEATHERWAX (b 1861, NY) married HUGH C. ROBERTS in 1878, and died in 1880 after childbirth. In 1891 Hugh C. Roberts married Elizabethís widowed sister, SARAH CATHERINE WEATHERWAX, born 1867, NY.

Here they are in the 1850, SAND LAKE, RENSSELAER census and 1860 TROY, NY census. Their son Michael is my GG grandfather. Michaelís age is 13?15? 17? on the 1850 and 25 on the 1860 census.

1850 NY census, Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., roll 586- pg 358
Dwelling 1716, family 2010 date_________?

Philip 43(1807) laborer NY
Getty 32(1818) NY
Catharine 14 (1836) NY in school
Michael 13? (1837?) NY in school
Laney 11(1839) NY in school
MargAret M 5 (1845) NY
Sarah E 2 (1848) NY

Here is 1860. Wife, Getty is not listed and the children are not all with Philip.
1860 NY census, Troy, 6th Ward, Rensselaer Co., roll _____- pg 507

DWELLING 53, family 89 date- June 13 (* means the age they would be in 1860)
Wetherwax, 1860 P.O.B. $ per. estate
Philip 52(1808) Iron mill hand NY $75
Getty NOT LISTED *42 NY
Catharine NOT LISTED *24
Michael married, see below
Laney 21(1839) NY
Margret M 13 (1847) NY
Sarah E (living with Michael, see below)
Matilda 9 (1851) NY

Living next door at DWELLING 54, family 78* was son,
Wetherwax
Michael 25(1835) pudler NY $100
Cicelia 19(1841) NY
Philliph H. 2 months (abt April 1860) NY
Sarah E. 11 (1849) (This should be Michael's sister)

The1860 census has Henry Wetherwax living close by, but we donít know how he is related.
Dwelling 47, Family 18 (81?), Page 10 Wetherwax
Henry 28? (1832?) pudler NY $100
Maria 23 (1837) NY
Sarrah 3 (1857) NY
Ida 2 (1858) NY

Please let me know if you see a connection or anything interesting.
Sincerely,
Marsha


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