Sunday, March 22, 2015

FHL: The Weatherwax Genealogy by: James N. Fisher Jr  (1972 )

I downloaded  a copy of this to check against my own research. This Genealogy covers The Weatherwax family and its intermarriages with the Langdon and Menefee families.
Page: W-1 starts with Joseph C. Weatherwax b: 4 Apr 1797. The error is his place of birth cited as Germany! First Germany did not exist as a country until after 1880. Secondly all known Weatherwax's for the most part with a date of birth after July 1710 were born in NY Colony. Modern day exceptions do occur, but not in the Colonial  period. This Joseph descends from the first North American born generation, specifically: Petrus Weatherwax (1752-1805) and wife Catharina Cipperly (Zipperle) (1755-1837). He was born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer co NY. His father owned a farm there. He married Catharina Grauberger (1801-1884) who was from another Palatine family arriving in 1710. He migrated to Schoharie county NY abt 1824 where he married his wife Both are buried in Slate Cemetery, Schoharie co NY. A good deal of this Genealogy addresses the LANGDON and MENEFEE families. No sources other than personal correspondence is cited.

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