Friday, December 21, 2012

Weatherwax family members who were appointed as Postmasters by the U.S. Postal Service. Recently offered the records of appointments to the position of Postmasters in the U.S.
The following are some early appointments
Benjamin Weatherwax-Eatonville,Herkimer co.NY-17 Feb 1849
George Weatherwax-Jenisonville,Ottawa co MI-29 Jan 1873
J.D. Weatherwax-Teton,Choteau co MT-10 Jul 1884
Charles... H. Weatherwax-Placerville,El Dorado co,CA-14 May 1890
Martin E. Weatherwax-Port Kent,Essex co.NY-23 Jun 1892
Eugene Weatherwax-Somerset Center,Hillsdale co,MI-25 Nov 1893
Delia A. Weatherwax-Port Kent,Essex co,NY- 25 Nov 1895
Horace G. Weatherwax- Nyhart,Bates,??- 21 Nov 1896
In total the search revealed 16 family members who have served as U.S. Postmasters. This provides another source of documentation for your and our family ancestors as well as providing residential information. Always looks for new and unusal sources to help document your families history

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Corrections to the family of Martin David Weatherwax pages 147-149.
New evidence (Burial record) has corrected information on two of his daughters

Dau: Mary Elizabeth "Betsey" Weatherwax #571,pg147
Based on cemetery data from a small Weatherwax cemetery in New Sharon,Mahaska IA the following is the correction: She was b: 15 Aug 1846 in Peru,Clinton co NY.(based on age at dod), She appears with her parents in USC1850 as Betsey age 3yrs, she does not appear in USC1860. She died 27 Aug 1859 and is buried with other family members in this small 3 grave Weatherwax Cemetery in New Sharon. Corrections/additions to the Find a grave website have been submitted.
Dau: Mary Eleanor Weatherwax #572,pg147
b: c1849 Peru Clinton co NY, She appears with her parents in UC1850 as Eleanor age 1; she appears in USC 1860 in IA with her parents as Mary E. WX age 12. This is the Mary E. Weatherwax who married first Joseph Dieks, then James W. Jones etc. dod or location still unknown.
Further reseacrh continues.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Arthur William Burgoyne Watherwax (Weatherwax) b: 17 Aug 1895 in Hempstead,Nassau co NY.
He was the son of Joseph Burgoyne Weatherwax (1847-1928) and Mary Elizabeth "Cordelia" Roberts (1852-1916)
He married 1st abt 1916 to Della L. Holbert probably in Winfield,Marion co WV.
Their children were
1. Arthur William Watherwax Jr. b:8 Oct 1921 TN;m: Dorothy J. Ohrman
2. Mary Catherine Watherwax b:1925TN;m: Thomas Hurst Jr.
3. Richard G. Watherwax b:1935 Allegheny,PA
It appears he and Della divorce abt 1935

He married 2nd Elizabeth Waid in Jan 1937 in E. Orange NJ
Their children were:
1.Amelie "Tish" Watherwax b:21 Oct 1937 E. Orange NJ
2. Georgia Waid Watherwax b:7 Aug 1941 E. Orange,NJ;m: William Black in FL

In the R.I. census of 1915 we find Arthur as a recruit for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Training Center in Newport R.I. For part of his life he worked as a Clerk for the Southern Railroad. Arthur d: 15 Mar 1970 in Sarasota co. FL. Arthur appears in USC1920 in Norfolk,VA;USC1930 Mckeesport,Allegheny,PA, USC1940 E. Orange,Essex,NJ. In 1942 he registered for the Draft WWII while living in E. Orange NJ
wife Elizabeth Waid b: 19 Dec 1904 in Jefferson AL;d: Dec 2001 in Sarasota co. FL
Now as ongoing research continues I hope to add more information on this family. I do have the ancestors back to 1710 and some descendants already. I do know that there was a conflict between Arthur  and his brother Charles over the proper spelling of their surname. Charles used Weatherwax and Arthur used Watherwax.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Burdette Emery Weatherwax b:17 Apr 1882 Beatrice,Lancaster NE.He was the son of John E. Weatherwax (1844-1924) and Susan I. Weaverling (1853-1882)
 He married 4 times as follows:
1. Margaret M. Brady on 7 Sep 1908 in Columbus,Cherokee,KS
 issue: Helen b:Jan 1910,m: Clyde L. Miller
           Margaret b:1916KS,m:Nathan S. Beebe Jr.
It appears they divorced sometime after Jan 1920
2. Bessie M. Daily on 13 Oct 1921 in Jackson,MO.
no known issue
3.Virginia G. Ponsford on 4 Feb 1930 in Jackson,MO
no known issue
4.Lucile Evelyn Mccoy on 15 Jul 1935 in Kansas City,MO
no known issue
Marriage records for all the above have been found,divorce/death of spouses not yet determined.
He is frequently found as Bert E. Weatherwax or Wetherwax with an occupation as photographe. He last appears in USC1940 in Kansa City,Jackson,MO with wife Lucile. He was a Spanish American war veteran and d: 14 Feb 1945 in Kansas City,MO. Bur: Forest Hill cemetery same location

Sunday, August 5, 2012

pg377&378 (#1145) Susan Maria Weatherwax,dau of Sebastian Weatherwax and Ursula Thomas.

She was b: 24 Aug 1837 in Saline,Washtenaw,MI. She married John Angel Draggoo abt 1855/56. She d: 15 Nov 1905 and is buried with her husband in Jordon Cemetery Lagrange Lagrange IN. Addtional family data:
sons: Frank D. Draggo b:21 Nov 1856;d:30 Dec 1887 (Jordon Cemetery)
         George W. Draggo b: 17 Jul 1860; d:10 Mar 1904 (Jordon Cemetery) m: Belle Lower
         Fred W. Draggoo b: 18 Aug 1872; d:27 Mar 1962 San Bernardino,CA m: Elizabeth A. Collins
Dau: Sarah C. Draggoo b:1859 no further info available
Page147, #504 William G. Weatherwax, son of Martin D. Weatherwax and Matilda Lyon.
William married Ernesta Kinneston abt 1870. She was the daughter of Bradberry Kenneston and wife Mary A. (unkn maiden name). This couple lived in Black Brook, Clinton co NY where she was born. They appear in NY1892 Census,1905 census. They also appear in USC 1900 in Black brook and 1910 in Plattsburgh NY. William d: 16 Jul 1916 and is buried in Redford Cemetery,Redford,Clinton co NY. Wife Ernesta also appears on the tombstone, but no dod is indicated. They had no known children.
USC1900 and 1910 indicates no children, and a marriage date that would=1870. The Mclellan Cemetery records indicate both are buried in Saranac Hollow Cemetery, but find a grave lists burial in Redford Cemetery,Redford NY. Several spelling variations of the Kenneston surname were found as well as her father being identfied as either Bradbury or Bradford Kenneston.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

John Emory Weatherwax b:23Nov1844Rensselaer co NY was the son of John Weatherwax and Sarah Lamphere. His parents migrated to Michigan by 1860 settling in Macomb co. MI. By 1878 John had migrated to Panama. Lancaster co. NE where he married Susan Isabell Weaverling. They married on 23 Apr 1878 (NE Marriage records). They had a son named Burdette Emery Weatherwax b: 17 Apt 1882 in Beatrice,Gage co NE. Shortly after the birth of this son his wife Susan died. He then married Susan's sister Margaret E. Weaverling on 10 Aug 1882 in Panama Lancaster NE (NE Marriage records). Together they  had three daughters: Susan Clair b:1882,Jennette K. b:1884;and Zima Zoe b:1885. Then either Margaret died or they divorced before 1887. On 19 May 1887 John married for the third time to Elizabeth Rutter, dau of  Oliver W. Rutter and Mary E. Womansee. They had a daughter Bessie b: May 1889. Then John divorced Elizabeth sometime before USC1900 where he appears as single.
 Elizabeth Rutter would go on to marry a William L Reeder they appear in USC1900 along with her daughter Bessie Weatherwax in Beatrice Gage NE. John appears in USC1910 in Kansas City MO living with son Burdette Emery Weatherwax. He died there on 28 Jan 1924 (MO Death certificate). He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery same location. Johns parents remain a mystery to me still. His father was b: c1807 and died after USC1870 in Branch co MI. Some of their children and spouse migrated on to Michigan and Missouri along with their parents, but I am still trying to determin John's parents.

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lucius N. Weatherwax #2952, page 467.
Additional research has confirmed that he was born Lucius N. Nelson. Son of Alick J. Nelson and Mary E. Clark. They married on 24 Dec 1888 in Gratiot,MI. Lusius was born Jun 1889 in Gratiot. He appears in USC 1900 with the family of Joseph H. Weatherwax (8679) as Lucius N. Weatherwax. After the death of Joseph WX his mother then lists him as Lucius N. Nelson.In USC 1920 we find that Mary E. Clark/Nelson/Weatherwax has remarried to a Arthur Demott. Mary's children by Joseph Weatherwax i.e. Joseph E. WX and Lois M. WX appear with her in Lee Midland,MI. as well as her daughter Garda M. Demott.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nellie Trehey pgs 368-369. In some records she appears as Nellie TRAY.Additional research indicates her father was Michael Trahey (USC1860 Jackson co MI) After the death of Andrew J. Weatherwax in 1878, Nellie remarried to a Charles Bates.
In USC1880 she appears with her mother in Jackson co MI.USC1900 she appears with 2nd husband Charles Bates in Lake,Huron co MI. They have 3 children. Nellie died 21 Sep 1909 in Pontiac,Oakland co MI. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery same location date of burial based on her death certificate was 24 Sep 1909.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sarah Katherine Weatherwax pg421 of the Weatherwax Genealogy

The following corrections should be noted based on more research.
Her Husband Samuel T. Simmons moved the family to Webster co Iowa in 1860. There Samuel enlisted in D co. 16th Iowa inf. Regiment (abt 1862). He mustered out of service on or about 22 Feb 1864.
When his wife Sarah K. Weatherwax applied for her widows pension she uses this date as his mustered out date. She applied for the Widows pension on  21 Mar 1867, leading me to believe he was granted an Invalid pension on 22 Feb 1864, and died before the 21 Mar 1867 date of application. Clearly he was receiving $8.00 monthly as a pension until her application in 1867. In the application she clearly lists each child with dob as follows:
1. Eva A. Simmons b:Feb 26,1851
2.Augusta C. Simmons b: Apr 21,1853
3. George L. Simmons b: Jan 18,1855
4. Jesse Ionia Simmons b: Jul 19,1857
5. Clara A. Simmons b: Jul 20,1859 All above born in Branch co MI
6. John T. Simmons b: Jul 201861 Webster co IA
Sarh remained in Webster co IA in USC  1870 still in Sumner,Webster,IA. By USC 1900 she has returned to Branch co MI where she appears with her father in Quincy,Branch co MI ( Sarah Simon) w/ John T. Weatherwax. In USC 1910 she appears for the last time in quincy,MI. I was not able to locate her in USC1880 anywhere. She is buried in Quincy,Branch,MI in Lakeview Cemetery.
For those who are interested I do have marriages for most of her children etc. email me if you want or need that info. It will be reflected in my planned 10 year update to the Weatherwax Genealogy due in 2020 or thereabouts if I am still going strong.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Julia Weatherwalks b:1840

Julia Weatherwalks b:1840 NY,probably in Cromwell,Orange co NY. She was the daughter of Philip Weatherwalks and wife Mary. An additional marriage was found for her to a: John Thompson on 30 Jul 1858 in Passiac co. NJ. Her second husband as listed in my book was Charles Warner they married on 6 Sep 1884 in Pompton,Passiac NJ. I will now try to confirm and children for these couples.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weatherwax and Cipperly families

During my work on The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930 it became clear there were multi generational marriages and connections to the Sipperly/Cipperly family. I saved this data as my research grew and now am working on a Sipperly/Cipperly Genealogy. This other Palatine family started with the family of  Bernhard Zipperle (Hunters list #844). Like our Weatherwax family numerous spelling variations and miss spellings of the surname exist. Migration patterns for this family as very similar to the Weatherwax family as well.
If you have any Sipperly/Cipperly data you are willing to share or a question etc feel free to share them here. I am also working on the Cipperly/Sipperly message boards at Right now I believe I have over 2000 of this family identified and linked back to Bernhard. This will be a much smaller book than the Weatherwax book. I may also start another project in the future on the Grauberger family.

Monday, April 2, 2012

1940 U.S. Census release day

Today at 9am DST NARA will release the 1940 US Census for use. Groups such as will be downloading the images for indexing. This should take most of the day for the over 3 million images involved. Volunteer indexers are needed to create the name index for easy searching of this census. You can volunteer at to help index this census.
 For us old timers finding our ancestors in USC1940 is just like using Microfilm and viewing a geographic location page by page. Those newer to Genealogy will find this method tedious and probably tiresome. Hence the need for Volunteers to index the census. Join the effort anf sign up at to index. It is easy and you can do as little or much as you want.
Good luck finding our ancestors
Wayne E. Weatherwax

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dorothy Ida Weatherwax / Markussen 1914-2012

Dorthy I. Weatherwax/Markussen died on Feb. 26,2012 in North Greenbush,NY.
The daughter of Samuel B. Weatherwax and Lena Smauder and wife of the late James E. Markussen .Services were held on Wednesday Feb. 29,2012 at Salem United Methodist Church West Sand Lake.
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery,West Sand Lake,NY
An online obit was located on the website for Bryce Funeral home (

Monday, March 19, 2012

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

The last child born to this couple was
Andrew Weatherwax b: 16 May 1737 (Family Bible record) he was baptized on 22 May 1739 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Red Hook NY. He married Catharina Reisdorff on 17 Dec 1762 at the Albany Reformed Church in Albany NY. This couple had ten known children, all grew to adulthood and married. He appears on the Tax rolls of 23 Oct 1779 for Schaghticoke, but later moved to the area of present day East Greenbush, Rensselaer co. NY. His family farm still exists and is the site of the Weatherwax Family cemetery.(located on private property owned by the Bink family)
He and many of his family area all buried there. There is a listing on this cemetery on the USGENWEB page for Rensselaer co NY. He wrote a Will on 1 Feb 1821 (a transcription is on the Rensselaer county website). In the History of Sand Lake records there is a letter he wrote dated 2 Feb 1824 indicating he wants to manumet his slave named Jacob Brown, age 21yrs,born unto him a slave. So this is the 2nd known instance of Slave ownership in the family history. It is worth noting that NY passed a law requiring all slave be freed by 1826. Also note that he indicates that Jacob was born unto him a slave indicating he may in fact had at least Jacobs mother as a slave as well!
Andrew died 16 May 1824, and is buried on his farm. His Will written 1 Feb 1821 and probated 22 May 1824 is available.
This was the last known child born to Andrew Weatherwax and his first wife Anna Barbara Loscher. Note that although he was born in 1737, it was not until 1739 two years later that he was baptized. I believe his mother died shortly after his birth and that the baptismal record was after her death. No proof of that but it fits Andrews next marriage and children.

Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Children of andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

Catharina Weatherwax b: Oct 1736 Red Hook NY; Bap: 1 Nov 1736 St. Pauls Lutheran Church Red Hook NY. She married Johannes (John ) Schneider abt 1754. She died after 1782 and he died 11 Nov 1805 They were living in the Schaghticoke/Pittstown area of Rensselaer co NY. They had eight known children.
John wrote a Will dated 9 Nov 1805 and probated on 27 Jan 1806 Rensselaer co Wills.
Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

Anna Elisabetha Weatherwax b: 21 Feb 1735,probably in Red Hook. Baptized on 9 Apr 1735 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Rhinebeck NY. She married abt 1755 Jacob Christopher Snyder. They had at least six known children. She died sometime after 11 Apr 1774, exact date of death,burial still unknown.
Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

Henrich (Henry) Weatherwax baptized: 29 Oct 1732 St. Paul's Lutheran Church records, no date of birth indicated. He married Catherina Oosterhout on 15 Feb 1757 at Rhinebeck Flats Reformed Church. He appears on the Tax rolls between 1758-1778 in Dutchess co. NY. This couple had seven known children. He died abt 1796 based on the Probate file of his estate filed on 7 Jun 1796 Dutchess co papers Estate book B for Rhinebeck NY. His wife Catherine d: 24 Oct 1809 in Rhinebeck. Rhinebeck death records indicate she was the Widow of Henry, and mother of 6 children. Two of their children died before adulthood, the remainer married and I have data on them.
Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1874 and Anna Barbara Loscher

Anna Dorothea Weatherwax b: abt1731 per "The Palatine Families of NY 1710",by Henry Z. Jones. She was confirmed on 15 Apr 1749 in St. Peters Lutheran Church Rhinebeck NY. She married Philip Laun on 9 May 1749 at St. Peters Lutheran Church Rhinebeck NY. They had at least four known children, the live in the area of Rhinebeck and Ancram in Columbia co NY. No positive date of death or burial for either of them
Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930
Anna Barbara Weatherwax b:before 5 Apr 1730; Baptized on 5 Apr 1730 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church Rhinebeck. Her baptismal record fails to indicate an exact date of birth. She did marry a John Snyder before 1857, they had one known son Jacob Snyder b: 12 Apt 1758 at Livingston Manor. That son married a Rebecca Hart. Not much more had been discovered by me on this family, I have estimated her death as after 1760

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

Anna Maria Weatherwax b: Nov 1728 probably in Red Hook NY. Baptized Nov 1728 and recorded in NY Lutheran Church records. She was confirmed on 15 Apr 1749 in Rhinebeck Lutheran Church. She married on 9 Jan 1750 Johann Jost (Joseph) Propper.  They lived for a time near Livingston Manor and eventually moved ot Schoharie Flats Schoharie co NY. They had six children. One of whom "Samuel" Propper would marry Catharina Weatherwax. There is a fine new book out on the Propper Family Genealogy available from Lewis G. Propper. Search the Surname boards for Propper to locate him and his book. Date of death and or burial still to be determined.
Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Ana Barbara Loscher

Anna Margaretha Weatherwax bap: 14 Mar 1727 NY Lutheran Chbk records, probably at Rhinebeck, but record recorded in NY Lutheran church records. She was Confirmed on 17 Jun 1744 in Loonenburg Lutheran Church Rhinebeck NY. She married: Nicholas Coon on 30 Oct 1745 at Athens Lutheran Church. This church was located in the area of West Camp in Ulster co. NY. She and her husband settled in Ancram,Columbia co NY where they had at least 10 documented children. She died abt 1785,but that is not a documented date of death. Burial for her  and her husband not yet determined. If you need information on her children and their marriages etc I do have that in my files.

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

The Children of Andrew Weatherwax (1700-1784) and 1st wife Anna Barbara Loscher.

I will now give brief information on these first born in N. America ancestors.

Johan Sebastian Weatherwax b:17 Oct 1725 probably in or near Rhinebeck NY. He was baptized on 28 Nov 1725 at St. Pauls lutheran church,Ulster co. NY. He was confirmed on 17 Jun 1744 at Loonenberg Lutheran church in Rhinebeck NY. He appears on the tax rolls in Feb of 1748 Dutchess county tax lists. He married: Ursula Barbara Laun on 5 Mar 1747 in St. Peters Church. They had no known or documented children. He died sometime before 15 Oct 1789 in Rhinebeck
Because NY had no vital record laws his date of death was determined by the date of his wife's Will 15 Oct 1789 Dutchess co Wills. His wife Ursula died 18 Mar 1792 based on the cemetery records of St. Peters Church cemetery Dutchess co NY.
You will find my transcription of her Will on the SAMPUBCO website. She is cited in the Will as: Ursula Barwen Widerwax of Rhinebeck NY. Since she had no children as heirs the bulk of her estate went to siblings and their children. What is striking about this Will is her disposition of her three slaves. The first known incident of slave ownership within our family. She directs that James,Pith,Lurres, are to be manumeted or freed upon whatever the law will allow or when of marriageable age. She also indicates that her heirs must free them.
My next post will cover singly each child of this first marriage

Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Johan Andreas Wiederwach 1700-1784

Johan Andreas Widerwachs son of the immigrant later known simply as Andrew Weatherwax was born in the Rhine Palatinate around 1700. No known birth record was found for him. He with his parents and siblings traveled down the Rhine river to Rotterdam in 1709, eventually arriving in England. The Palatines were loaded aboard ships in Dec of 1709 in England and waited until April of 1710 before the fleet departed for NY Colony. Our family arrived in NY in Jul of 1710.  Over 700 of the Palatines died either enroute or awaiting departure from England. All the Palatines were placed in a Camp on Nutting Island until the fall of 1710. In the Fall of 1710 they were again placed on ships for settlement in the Hudson Valley. Two camp were set up. West Camp was located near present day Sugerties NY in Ulster county, and East Camp was located in present day Germantown NY in Columbia co. Our family was settled in East Camp.
Andrew's father Henrich lost his 1st wife and one son either during the voyage or shortly after arrival in NY. He would re-marry in 1711 and start a second family in NY.
Andrew the oldest would eventually become the largest progenitator of Weatherwax descendants. By his two marriages he would produce 19 children. Most but not all Weatherwax's will descend from his line.
Andrew would marry first Anna Barbara Loscher on 9 Nov 1724 at the Kingston Reformed church in Ulster co NY. Together they would produce 9 children. After their marriage they lived in Manor Livingston for a short time by 1726 he would settle in Red Hook village and become one of the original settlers of present day Red Hook, Dutchess co NY. He would remain there in Red Hook until abt 1764.
In 1737 his last child by his wife Anna Barbara Loscher was born, shortly thereafter it appears she died. He was left with 9 children to raise. Sometime about
1738/39 he would marry for a second time to Joanna Edeli. No record of this marriage has been found, but based on other evidence this marriage probably took place in Red Hook or Rhinebeck NY.
By his second marriage her would have an additional 10 children.
In 1764/1765 Andrew had viewed some available land near Tomahannock Creek in Present day Pittstown,Renssselaer co NY. On 20 Jul 1765 Andrew negotiated the purchase of 1/3 interest in a plot of land covering 8,602 acres located along Tomahannock Creek. For this he paid the sum of 1320 pounds colonial currency.
Ref: Deed book 9, pg 175 Albany County deeds. It is evident that he had been in the area prior to this purchase. He then moved all of his 2nd family north to Tomahannock Creek property.
On 28 Jul of 1766 Andrew placed an advertisment in Weyman's New York Gazette
indicating he had land and lots for sale, he is referenced as Andries Wiederwax in this publication.
Most of the children by his first marriage would remain in Dutchess,Ulster counties of NY, a few like last son Andrew b:1737 would settle north in Rensselaer co.
It is worth remembering that except for Ulster and Dutchess counties NY all other areas were part of the huge county called Albany. In fact Rensselaer county would not be established until 1792.
Andrew wrote a Will dated 18 Jan 1780 while at Tomahannock Creek. This will appears in Fernows Calendar of Wills. His Will was probated on 10 May 1784 in  court at Albany NY. No exact date of death has been found for Andrew but it most probably  it would be April or early May 1784.
Land record research by Arthur Johnson (deceased) provided additional documentation of the Tomahannock Creek property. Today all this land is under the Tomahannock Reservior which is located on NY rte 7 in Pittstown NY. This Reservior serves the city of Troy NY. I have been to this location many times and no identifieble gravesite has been found for Andrew, it is either underwater or unmarked. The only identifiable cemetery located on the S.E. side of the Reservior contains no Weatherwax tombstones.
It is also worth noting that the Tomahannock area was sometimes consider a part of either Schaghticoke or Pittstown NY.
Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwagy 1710-1930