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Hello I am new to this site. Once my family came to this country, most of my ancesters relocated to upstate New York. In or around the Salem, Washington, New York area. So far I have found during the mid 1800s their were many Gleasons who called that area home. And what makes it all the more confusing is most families had names like Michael, William, John, Patrick, Katie or Kat several veriations of. Kathy, Thomas. Well you get the message. My father William W. Gleason son of John Gleason son of William J.Gleason and thats where things get fuzzy. Because William J.s father could have been Michael Gleason B abt 1822 Ireland married to Melinda Or Martin Gleason. According to the records at Evergreen Cemetery, Salem NY it lists Martin and Cathrene as his parents. But I have found other records with a william J. B same date 1857 or 1858 in another Gleason family. The head of that house was Michael. I suppose their could have been two William Js born close together to different families in that area. Any suggestions would help, thank you for reading this. John
yes thats a common name, my personal thought is to chase around both of them, and see which one tails off to your line, doing it by kids might be the easiest. oh and Washington Co really isn't upstate NY, I know I live "upstate" then again anything past NYC is called upstate.
Elizabeth, Thanks for answering.
And giving me suggestions on how to researching my fathers family. I was born and raised around the capital district near Albany, Ny. Washington County is most definatly upstate Ny. But I know what you mean. Kinda like if you were to ask 5 ppl what upstate is....you'll get five different answers. But if Albany isn't upstate their is no upstate....lolol thanks John
If you haven't done so, ck out some of these:
G **GEORGE** Other surnames in query: QUINN I'm looking for any information on a Margaret E. GEORGE (QUINN ...
... Max Remington **GLEASON** Seeking descendants and place of death ...
... burial of Michael GLEASON, his wife, Mary GLEASON, and son, Patrick ...
... , his wife, Mary GLEASON, and son, Patrick GLEASON. In the 1870 ...
... , and son, Patrick GLEASON. In the 1870 census, Fort Edward, ...
http://washington.nygenweb.net/g.htm • Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:03pm GMT • 4k
Another thing to try would be the wives, did they marry here or in Ireland? start with your Fathers mother, perhaps you can find a marriage cert, that would list parentage..I really would need more info to work backwards from your father/grandfather, like their children, dates of birth, etc. sorry I am not more help.
Elizabeth, You have been quite helpful, no need to be sorry for not finding more. Tammy Lawrence is on my fb friends list. We have compaired notes in the past. But thanks for the tip. John
if you decide to work backwards let us know what information you can, starting with yout Father, his parents, dates they were born, married, where they lived, etc..we will do our best to help.