Title: Adams, Yeomans, Fosgate, Herkimer Families
Description: I would like to correspond with anyone having information on the family history for Nathaniel and Clarissa (Yeomans) Adams, who resided in German Flatts from ~1810 to ~1850. Their marriage announcement in the 1803 Connecticut Centinel suggests Nathaniel was from Colchester and Clarissa from Lebanon, CT. Nathaniel Adams is listed in the 1810 to 1840 Herkimer County census records, but no other family records have been discovered. I understand that fires in Herkimer County vital records offices may have destroyed key family documents including birth records. Family members purchased part or all of the former Burnetsfield Patent lot #5 from the Herkimer family, but I do not have a copy of this grant deed. However family members sold parts and parcels of the former Lot 5 along the Erie Canal as shown in other Herkimer County grant deeds. Names cited in the grant deeds include, John Jost Petrie, Conrad Rickert, Preston Yeomans, Erastus Yeomans, Daniel Yeomans (Rev. War), Abiel and Lucy (Yeomans) Stark, and John and Sophronia (Adams) Fosgate. Nathaniel and Clarissa are buried alongside the Fosgates in Gouverneur, NY. Any insights into the Adams family of German Flatts and their association with the Herkimer family are appreciated.
Date Added:2012-03-18 10:37:01
Title: Adams, Yeomans, Fosgate, Herkimer
Description: Adding to the above information, Preston Yeomans is a typo and should read Prentice Yeomans. Prentice resided in German Flatts and served served as a carpenter. In 1834, Prentice served as a commissioner to build a new county courthouse. Prentice removed to Ionia, Michigan in 1837. Prentice's brother, the Honorable Erastus Yeomans, removed to Ionia earlier in 1833 as part of the Dexter Colony of pioneers. Erastus served as the first postmaster in Ionia. Prior to that that time, Erastus resided in German Flatts with his wife, Phebe (Arnold) Yeomans and family. Before his departure to Ionia, Erastus deeded his property in German Flatts to his father and mother, Daniel and Esther (Sterling) Yeomans for the remainder of their lives. I have a copy of the grant deed. Daniel served in the Relutionary War. I understand Daniel and Esther are buried somewhere in German Flatts, but their burial site is unknown. Daniel's daughter, Clarissa Yeomans, married Nathaniel Adams the subject of my search for information. If anyone has Adams family history they wish to share, it would be greatly appreciated.
Date Added:2012-03-31 18:55:36