Category Archives: -5th Generation

Abraham Best, Jr.

Abraham Best, Jr. (1823-1904) was born in Claverack, Columbia County, NY on September 15, 1823.  His parents were Abraham Best, Sr. (1790-1871) and Harriet Van Deusen (1787-1859).  He was one of eight children and the second oldest son. By age … Continue reading

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Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond (1849-1919) was born January 27, 1849 in Thurles, Tipperary County, Ireland.   It was a time of the Great Famine with mass starvation and immigration.  Richard came by sea to America with his mother, twin brother, and two other … Continue reading

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Frederick Roff

Frederick Roff (1795-1890), a veteran of the War of 1812, was widowed early and raised five children on his own.  He owned a number of farms and lived until age 95. Frederick, my great-great grandfather, was born January 3, 1795 … Continue reading

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Thomas Norton

Thomas NORTON (1822-1888) was born in Tipperary County, Ireland (probably Thurles Town) in 1822.  As an immigrant, he worked hard, became active in politics and provided his son John Thomas  with an Ivy League education. Thomas arrived to New York … Continue reading

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William Clayton Bordley, Jr.

William Clayton BORDLEY, Jr. (c. 1800-1883) was born about 1800 in Chesterfield, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. His parents were William Clayton Bordley, Sr.(c. 1770-1803) and Margaret Keener. William lost his father when he was about three years old.  His father’s … Continue reading

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Augustus Ducas Clemens, Sr.

Augustus Ducas Clemens, Sr. (1818-1897) was born on July 22, 1818 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Except for two years, he lived there for his entire life. Augustus’ father Ducas Clemens was on the French fleet during the Revolution and most of … Continue reading

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Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan (1844-1931) was born in Meenygorman, Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland on March 10, 1844. He was baptized that day at the Church of the Immaculate Conception,  Parish of Newmarket by the Reverend D. Murray, C.C.  His sponsors were Michael … Continue reading

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