Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I am so sick of not finding anything about the man I believe is my grandfather, Jason Newberry, that I'm putting something online with his name on it, just so I can Google him and at least THIS will pop up.

He was born about 1823 in New York state. He married Lucinda, born 1821 in Massachusetts. They had three daughters that I know of, Fannie, Mary Lucinda (my great-great grandmother), and Ida J. He died 12 February 1870 and was buried in the Swezey-Bromley Cemetery in Newport, Herkimer, New York. Lucinda died 28 December 1878 and was buried with him.

In the 1860 census, I found him with his family (I was looking for a little 8-year-old girl named Mary Lucinda and this was the family that matched). They were living in Russia, Herkimer, New York, and a woman named Polly Newberry, 69 years old, was living with them. I believe she was Jason's mother.

I googled his name and found the Swezey-Bromley Cemetery webpage. It gave me their death dates and burial places, along with more Newberrys, including whom I believe to be Jason's parents and other possible family members. Polly Newberry was there, wife of Samuel, and her information matches the Polly Newberry I found with Jason and the family in the 1860 census. I believe Samuel and Polly are Jason's parents.

I called the Newport town clerk today, and she put me in touch with the Herkimer Genealogical Society. I spoke with Barb C., and she will be doing some research for me this week. I didn't ask her to - she offered. That was nice. I was prepared to have her send me copies, and have me pay for them, at least. That might still be the case - I'll find out in about a week. In the meantime, she has my address and email address, and she'll be looking for whatever she can find about this family.

OK, he's out there in Internetville. If someone else googles his name, hopefully they'll find this and feel happy.