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DESCENDANTS OF TEUNIS JANSZEN COVERT

From Somerset County Genealogical Quarterly; Vol 8; No. 3; September 1991:

TEUNIS JANSZEN, the progenitor of the COVERT family of America, did not assume a surname designating his European origins.  According to his own testimony, he came to America in 1651.  It was not until 10 years later that he began using the last name Coevors.  Of his four known children who were born in Holland, the marriage of only one is of record in America.  The betrothal of Lucas Teunisz Coevers "young man from Heemstede in Holland" was announced in the RDC of Flatbush on 6 Aug 1682.  A search was then made in the church records of Heemstede and the baptismal records of the first four known children of Teunis were found.  Further research in the Book of Marriages brought to light this entry:  "Teunis Janszen, young man from Lommel, living at Heemstede with Barbara Lucas van Kessel, young dame from Hoorn, living at Amsterdam.  These persons were married at Swaegh, a village outide of Hoorn".  This entry was made presumably December 1645. 

Considering these new-found facts, the Covert family may be chronicled as:  TEUNIS JANSZEN COVERT, born about 1620 at Lommel, the Province of Brabandt, Holland; married about December 1645 at Swaegh, Province of Noordt Hollandt, Holland, BARBARA LUCAS VAN KESSEL, born about 1625 at Hoorn, Province of Noordt Hollandt, Holland, the daughter of Lucas van Kessel.


COVERT GENEALOGY; Fischer, Covert, Patterson; 1989; has date of death for Teunis as about 1692/8 Brooklyn NY; date of death for Barbara as after 29 Apr 1700.  They emigrated to New Amsterdam in 1651, later to Bedford LI where he became a magistrate.

SECOND GENERATION

Children of TEUNIS JANSZEN COVERT and BARBARA LUCAS VAN KESSEL:

+1.  LUCAS bp 24 Feb 1647 Heemstede Holland; died between 9 Apr 1699 and 15 Aug 1704; married
 27 Aug 1682 BARBARA SPRONG bp 27 July 1661 RDC New Amsterdam; died after 1737; daughter of Johannes Spronck and Annetje Sedalers/Sylers.

2.  Jannetje bp 29 Mar 1648 Heemstede Holland; married Jan Hansen Bergen. 

+3.  Aechje bp 19 Sep 1649 Heemstede Holland; married about 1673 Dirck Paulszen Hoff; son of Paulus Dircksen and Geirtje Williamse. Dirck left will dated 19 Nov 1722.

+4.  Jan bp 15 Jan 1651 Heemstede Holland; died before 1720 Millstone NJ; married about 1689 Jannetje Brokaw bp 17 Nov 1667 Mannheim Germany; died about 1722; daughter of Bourgon Brouccard and Catherine LeFevre. Jan left will dated 2 May 1719; proved 13 Apr 1723.

+5.  Sarah bp 20 Apr 1653 New Amsterdam; died about 1689; married 7 Apr 1680 Arent Fredrickszen Blom.

+6.  Marretje bp 20 Dec 1654 New Amsterdam; married 26 Nov 1682 Jean Meserole, Jr.; died about 1712; son of Jean Meserole and Jenne Carten.

+7.  Aeltie born about 1658 Brooklyn NY; married 18 May 1679 William Post bp 28 June 1652 New Amsterdam; died about Apr 1703 LI NY; son of Lodewyck Cornelisen Post and Agnieje Bonen. William left will dated 31 Oct 1702; probated 21 May 1703.

+8.  Annetje bp 28 Aug 1661 Brooklyn NY; died about 1698; married 16 Apr 1687 Gerret Sprong bp 2 Sep 1663 NY RDC; son of Johannes Sprong and Annetje Sodelaer.

+9.  Mauritz bp 5 Dec 1663 Brooklyn NY; died about 1698 Bushwick NY; married 1 Apr 1690 Anne Fontyn bp 16 July 1662 DRC Flatbush NY; died about 1726; daughter of Carel Fonteyn and Catherine de Balie.

THIRD GENERATION

Children of LUCAS TEUNISE COVERT and BARBARA SPRONG:

+1.  Abraham bp 27 May 1683 Flatbush NY; died Somerset Co. NJ; married about 1707 at LI Egbertje Eldertse Voorhees born about 1686/8; daughter of Eldert Lucas Voorhees and Styntie Hendricks.

+2.  Isaac bp 27 May 1683 Flatbush NY; died after 1736 Westchester Co. NY; married Elizabeth Horton born about 1690; daughter of John Horton and Rachel Hoyt.

+3.  LUCAS bp 9 Apr 1699 Madman's Neck LI NY; died 22 Jan 1778; married FEMMETJE WORTMAN bp 25 Oct 1704 Raritan NJ; died after Jan 1753; daughter of Jan Dircksen Wortman and Ann Maria Andries.

4.  Hannah born about 1686.

5.  Probably John born about 1691; married Dorothy Fyn.

6.  Heleene born about 1697.

7.  Tunis/Anthony born about 1689; died 1778/82; married (1) Dorothy (unknown); married (2) Femmetje van der Schure.

8.  Morris born about 1694.

Children of Dirck Paulszen Hoff and Aechje Covert:

1.  Powell born ca 1676.

2.  Pieter born ca 1672-1678 Brooklyn NY.

3.  Teunis born ca 1679

4.  Johannes bp 23 May 1680.

5.  Wilhelmus  bp 23 May 1680.

Children of Hans Teunise Covert and Jannetze Brokaw:
Named in will of Jan dated 2 May 1719; (*);

1.  (*) Catherine born 1689 (?); married 16 Sep 1715 RDC New Amsterdam Benjamin Wood born 1676; son of Jeremy Wood and Susanna Pine; also married Thomas Bird.

2.  (*) Ariaentje bp 3 Aug 1690; married Jacob/Jacobus (*) Coursen bp 6 Apr 1690 New Amsterdam; son of Jan Corsen and Mettine/Metje.

3.  (*) Teunis/Anthony bp 16 Apr 1693 RDC New Amsterdam; married ca 1718 Marytie (unknown).

4.  (*) Bragon bp 29 Mar 1696 Brooklyn NY; married 1 Dec 1723 RDC New Amsterdam Anna Slover/Selover born 21 July 1703 Flatlands LI NY; daughter of Isaac Selover and Judithe Waldron. 

5.  (*) Lucas/Luke born about 1699; married possibly Ann Brown.

6.  (*) Jane born about 1703.

7.  (*) Maria bp 6 Aug 1706; married about 1731 Joseph Montanye.

8.  (*) Barbara/Egie bp 26 Oct 1709; married Johannes Swick.  Records found on Swick family on internet say Barbara was born in Bound Brook NJ; died 1803 Millstone, Somerset Co. NJ; married NJ; Johannes Swick born 1705 Erlenbach Germany; died 1760 NJ; son of Matthys Swick and Veroica Wolle (Zwicksen).

Children of Arent Frederickse Blom and Sarah Teunise Covert:

1.  Frederick born ca 1681.

2.  Theunis born ca 1682.

3.  Theunis bp 26 Nov 1684.

4.  William bp 9 June 1687.

5.  Cornelis bp 1 Mar 1689.

Children of Jean Meserole, Jr., and Marretje Teunis Covert:

1. Jan/John bp 2 Sep 1683.

2.  Cornelius.

3.  Margaret married (unknown) Durie.

4.  Deborah married (unknown) Van Cott.

5.  Jane.

Children of William Post and Aeltie Teunise Covert:

1.  Willem bp 21 July 1680; died ca 1724; married Maritje van Cleef.

2.  Agnietje bp 7 Feb 1683.

3.  Annache.

4.  Barbara bp 24 Feb 1689.

5.  Ache.

6.  Belitje; died after 1715.

7.  Jannetje bp 19 June 1695; married Andries Wortman.

8.  Elizabeth bp 17 Apr 1698; died after 1764.

9.  Teunis born ca 1700; died 8 Sep 1764; married Annatje Cock.

Children of Gerret Sprong and Annetje Covert:

1.  Barbara born ca 1689.

2.  Jan born ca 1692; married Elizabeth Dykeman.

3.  Teunis born ca 1694.

4.  Possibly Morris born ca 1698.

5.  Echje born ca 1701.

Children of Mauritz Covert and Anne Fontyn:
All baptized in Brooklyn RDC;

1.  Teunis bp 29 Mar 1691; married Antie Fonteyn or Phebe (unknown).

2.  Charles bp 16 Apr 1693; died before 3 Apr 1756; married 12 Oct 1716 Margaret Nagle bp 12 Oct 1684; died 1756; daughter of Juriaen Nagle and Jannetje Langelaen Phillips, widow of (unknown) Conselye.

3.  Mauritz bp 22 Jan 1696.

4.  Sarah bp 27 Dec 1697; possibly married Pieter Lott.

FOURTH GENERATION

Children of Abraham Covert and Egbertje Eldertse Voorhees:

1.  Lucas bp 26 Apr 1709 Jamaica NY; married Cornelia Haughwout.

2.  Antie bp 25 Aug 1711; possibly married Pieter Janse.

3.  Jannetje bp 27 Nov 1713; married Hendrick Lane.

Children of Isaac Covert and Elizabeth Horton:

1.  Abraham born about 1700; died after 4 May 1780; married Charity Haight born Nine Partners NY; daughter of Samuel Haight and Charity (unknown).

2.  Isaac died about 1780/81 Cortlandt Manor NY; married Mary (unknown).  Isaac left will dated 4 May 1780; proved 8 Aug 1781 naming wife, Mary; brothers Abraham, Elisha, and Luke; Elizabeth Lamereux; and Phebe Travis, widow.

3.  Possibly Jacob; married Mary Banker who died 1801.

4.  Luke died after 4 May 1780.

5.  John died about 1772; married Mary Banker born 1730.

6.  Elisha born 1720; died about 1781 Cortlandt Manor NY; married Martha Gedney; daughter of John Gedney.  Elisha left will dated 23 Sep 1779; proved 14 July 1781 naming daughters Sarah, Dorothy, Mary, Phebe (Jesse Nelson), Elizabeth (William Horton), Tamer (Peter Warren), Hannah (John Teed).

7.  Possibly Sylvanus; possibly married Frances Kortright.

Children of LUCAS COVERT AND FEMMETJE WORTMAN:
All children except John, Peter and Isaac 2nd baptized at RDC of Raritan in Somerville Somerset Co. NJ.  Peter in RDC Harlingen NJ and Isaac 2nd in RDC New Brunswick NJ;

+1.  Peter born 20 Feb 1728 NJ; died 1777 NJ; married Mary Clawson; daughter of Thomas Clawson.  Marriage license dated 18 Jan 1753.

+2.  Lucas bp 6 Sep 1732 Raritan NJ RDC; born Three Mile Run NJ; died 22 Jan 1828 Plainfield NJ; married Anna Marselius bp 9 Nov 1735; died 22 Oct 1790; daughter of Iden Marselis and Arenjente Brass; married (2) Delilah (unknown).  During a visit with their children in the “Lake Country NY”, their home on what was known as Plainfield City Farm Union County New Jersey burned.  After that and until his death they lived in Bridgewater Twp. NJ.  Luke and both wives are buried in the Covert Burial Ground on the Plainfield City Farm.

3.  Isaac bp 17 Nov 1734 Raritan NJ RDC; died infancy.

+4.  ISAAC bp 20 June 1736 New Brunswick NJ RDC; married (1) ROSANNAH (unknown); married (2) Sarah (unknown) born 1744; died 1778.

+5.  Abraham bp 7 May 1738 Raritan NJ RDC; died 17 June 1815 Ovid NY; married (1) Sarah Clawson; married (2) 23 Nov 1775 AriAnn Coshun, widow of Abraham Wyckoff, born 11 Feb 1743; died 14 Oct 1826; daughter of Joshua Coshun and Annette Hegeman.  He served in the Hunterdon Co. NJ militia during the Revolutionary War.  Abraham and AriAnn are buried in the Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.  Abraham left will dated 11 June 1814; proved 24 June 1815.

6.  Maria bp 9 Jan 1743 Raritan NJ RDC.

+7.  Teunis bp 19 May 1745 Raritan NJ RDC; died before 20 June 1798 Somerset Co. NJ; married Jane van Zandt; daughter of Bernadis Van Zandt.

8.  Jannetje born 2 Oct 1747.

FIFTH GENERATION

Children of Peter Covert and Mary Clawson:

1.  John/Johannes bp 25 Mar 1753 Somerset Co. NJ; died about 1826 Seneca Co. NY; married Sarah (unknown). Probate of will is dated 20 May 1826.

2.  Thomas bp 19 May 1754 Essex Co. NJ; died 8 Apr 1846 Lodi NY; married 11 Jan 1780 Jennie Harris born about 29 July 1762; died 27 Feb 1848 Seneca Co. NY. Thomas served in Revolutionary War. Petition for probate of will is dated 12 June 1846. Thomas is buried in the Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

3.  Elizabeth born about 14 Oct 1757 NJ; died 9 Nov 1842 Covert NY; married Peter Van Zandt born about 16 Jan 1758; died 3 Aug 1853 (?) (age 93 on gravestone). Both are buried in the Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

    PETER:
    CENSUS: Town of Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1850

4.  Ann bp 8 July 1759 NJ; died NJ; married Abram Powelse.

5.  Frederick whose will is dated 3 Aug 1842 Livingston Co. NY; married Mary Porter.

6.  Maria bp 1 Jul 1756; married (unknown) Meddic.

7.  Luke P. bp 5 Apr 1761 Somerset Co. NJ; died 21 Apr 1839 Lodi NY; married Mary A. Post born 29 Sep 1770 NJ; died 25 Apr 1851 Lodi NY; daughter of Peter Post and Margaret Ten Eyck. Luke was a Revolutionary War veteran. Both are buried in Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

    MARY:
    CENSUS; Town of Lodi Seneca County NY 1850

8.  Peter bp 10 Feb 1765 Harlingen NJ.

9.  Harriet/Harmetie bp 18 Apr 1763 NJ; married William Billson.

10.  Catherine bp 15 June 1770 NJ.

11.  Henry bp 15 Dec 1772 Somerset Co. NJ; died 2 Jan 1859 Seneca Co. NY; married Elizabeth Ten Eyck born about 1775; daughter of Andries T. Ten Eyck and Elizabeth (unknown). Henry is buried in the Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

+12.  Abraham P./Abram born 7 Mar 1774 Somerset Co. NJ; died 23 Apr 1857 Ovid NY; married Catherine W. Swarthout born 9 Mar 1780; died 19 Feb 1861 Fayette NY; daughter of Anthony Swarthout and Elizabeth Lockwood. Both are buried Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

    CENSUS; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850
    OBITUARY Abraham: From Ovid Bee 29 Apr 1857
Died in this town on the 23rd Mr. Abram P. Covert, aged about 82.
    OBITUARY Catherine From Ovid Bee 27 Feb 1861
Died in Fayette on the 19th at the residence of her son, Lewis D. Covert, with whom she had lived the last 3 years, Catherine Covert, wife of the late Abram P., formerly of this town, aged 80 years, 11 months, 10 days.
Children of Lucas Covert and Anna Marselius:
Children baptized Harlingen NJ RDC;

1.  Lucas born 19 Jan 1758 Bridgewater NJ; died 15 June May 1846; married ca 1781 (1) Ancha (unknown) born 7 May 1759; died 2 Oct 1814 Seneca Co. NY; married ca 1815/16 (unknown). Lucas was a Revolutionary War veteran  Ancha is buried in Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

2.  Eide bp 1 June 1760; died 1826 Plainfield NJ; married Rachel Ann Harris born 1770; died 1845.

3.  John L. bp 9 May 1762; died 24 Mar 1848 Seneca Co. NY.  He is buried in Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

4.  Marya bp 29 Jan 1764; married Elisha Coryell; probably son of David Coryell and Elizabeth Whitehead.

5.  Peteris bp 6 Feb 1766.

6.  Vrerick bp 5 June 1767; died young.

7.  Anna bp 15 June 1770 NJ; died 1842 Steuben Co. NY; married ca 1794 (1) Abraham Coryell born 17 Sep 1772 NJ; died 4 Sep 1814 Port Erie Canada; son of Abraham Coryell and Esther Heath; married (2) before 1828 Gershom Bennett born 20 Nov 1765 Warwick Orange Co. NY; son of Abraham Bennett and Silence Hickox. Abraham probably died while serving in the War of 1812. Anna is buried in West Hill Cemetery, Corning NY.

8.  Harremte/Henrietta bp 25 Mar 1772.

9.  Elizabeth born 15 Oct 1773; bp 13 Nov 1773; died 9 Oct 1869; married before 1797 David Boice born 16 Nov 1769; died 31 January 1857; son of Cornelius Boice and Jane Coriell.

Children of Lucas Covert and Delilah (unknown):

10.  Harriet born about 1800.

Children of ISAAC COVERT and ROSANNA (unknown):

1.  Peter born 1764; married Ann (unknown) born ca 1766.

+2.  JOHN I. born about 13 Aug 1766 Somerset Co. NJ; died 5 Feb 1857 Ovid NY; married (1) 8 Jan 1788 at Bound Brook NJ SUSAN HOWELL born 22 Mar 1768 Bound Brook Somerset Co. NJ; died 28 Feb 1800 Ovid NY; daughter of David Howell and Phoebe Coulter; married (2) Elinor (Nellie)  Sebring born 26 June 1784 Somerset Co. NJ; died 23 Mar 1863 Ovid NY; daughter of Folkert Sebring and Mary Sebring.  Came to Seneca Co. NY 1796.  John and Elinor are both buried in Abram Covert Cemetery.

"John I. Covert came from Somerset Co. NJ to the lake country of NY and bought 100 acres of land.  He then went back and prepared to move his family.  He had a strong wagon made with iron hoops and covered.  Then with his wife, one son Peter, and two daughters, he started on June 1st driving two yoke of oxen to the wagon and the son driving 2 or 3 cows.  They arrived near Ovid the 28th day of June 1797.  Mr. Covert was a farmer and died at the ripe old age of 91 years.

    JOHN:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850

    ELINOR:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850

+3.  Keziah born 1768 NJ; married Benjamin Smalley. Also recorded as Hoziah. If correct Keziah married to Benjamin Smalley, they are found buried in Weston Cemetery, Town of Tyrone, Schuyler Co. NY; Benjamin died Oct 2 1846, ae 82 yrs. Keziah died Apr 3 1841, ae 78 yrs. This Benjamin Smalley is probably son of James Smalley and Abigail Jennings and born in Warren Somerset Co. NJ.

4.  Amy born 1770 NJ; married Henry Van Tassel.

5.  MARY born about 15 Oct 1767 NJ; died 22 Apr 1849 Ovid NY; married (1) 16 Apr 1788 ABRAHAM VAN DOREN born 30 Jan 1743 Middlebush NJ; died 21 Jan 1813 Ovid NY; son of Abraham Van Doren and Morrity/Maria (unknown); married (2) Abraham Low born about 1754/5; died 9 Feb 1846.  All are buried in Gospel Lot Cemetery.

Children of Abraham Covert and Sarah Clawson:
Named in will of Abraham dated 11 June 1814; (*);

1.  (*) Magdeline bp 1 Apr 1770 Raritan DRC; married 3 Apr 1793 John Swick born 27 Apr 1763 Hunterdon Co. NJ; died 3 Oct 1854; son of Tunis Swick and Rachel Rose.  Both are buried in Corwins Cemetery Newfane NY.

2.  (*) Abram A. born 1772 Millstone NJ; died 29 May 1868 Covert NY; married 3 Apr 1793 at Jerusalem NY Catherine Covert born about 9 Dec 1770 Millstone NJ; died 4 Feb 1846 Seneca Co. NY; daughter of Burgun Covert and Phoebe Coshun. Abram and Catherine were married in the famous "triple marriage" by rowing across Seneca Lake to find a Justice of the Peace in the Town of Jerusalem.

    ABRAM:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860

3.  (*) Betsey/Isabella born 23 Oct 1774; died 16 Sep 1848 Ovid NY; married Rynear Covert born 22 Jan 1771; died 3 Jan 1829; son of Tunis Covert and Magdalene Van Heuglen.  Both are buried in Gospel Lot Cemetery at Ovid NY.

4.  Johannes bp 5 June 1767.

Children of Abraham Covert and Arianche Coshun:

5.  Luke born 25 Mar 1776; died 19 June 1776.

6.  (*) Mary/Polly born 10 Dec 1777; died 20 Sep 1870; married 28 Nov 1799 Peter Rappleye born 22 Feb 1776 Penns Neck NJ; died 6 Aug 1858; son of Jeronimus/Jeremiah Rappleye and Sarah Williamson.  Both are buried in Lakeview Cemetery Interlaken NY.

7.  (*) Peter Abraham born 3 May 1780 NJ; died 6 Sep 1823 Seneca Co. NY; married Mary Swarthout born 27 Dec 1783 Goshen NY; died 29 Apr 1861 Seneca Co. NY; daughter of Ralph Swarthout and Lois Halstead.  Both are buried in Abram Covert Farm Cemetery. Daughter Lois married Folkert C. Sebring and daughter Elizabeth married John Cornelius Sebring.

    MARY:
    CENSUS: Town of Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1860

8.  (*) Jane born 23 Mar 1785 Somerville NJ; died 19 Dec 1866 Sonora NY; married 1 Jan 1806 at Ovid NY George Bryan born 22 Apr 1777 Kent Co. MD; died 11 Aug 1853 Sonora NY; son of Thomas Bryan and Rebecca (unknown).

Children of Teunis Covert and Jane Van Zandt:

1.  Tunis/Anthony born 11 Aug 1781 Somerset Co. NJ; died there 19 June 1856; married Dinah Fisher; daughter of Minner Fisher.

SIXTH GENERATION

Children of JOHN I. COVERT and SUSAN HOWELL:

+1.  PETER born 29 Oct 1788 Somerset County NJ; died 17 Feb 1868 Seneca Co. NY; married (1) MARIAH B. VAN DOREN born 14 May 1791 Middlebush NJ; died 24 Feb 1853 Ovid NY; daughter of Abraham Van Doren and Mary Covert;  married (2) Rachel Dickerson born 22 Dec 1797; died 5 Mar 1890.  Peter and Maria are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.  Peter was a doctor in Ovid NY. Rachel remarried to James DeMott in 1873 and is buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.  He made a will which is filed in Seneca County.

    PETER:
    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860

    MISC.: From HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SENECA COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY; 1887;
In the Town of Ovid:  Dr. Peter Covert located at an early day, and was born at Somerset County New Jersey Oct 29, 1788 and studied medicine under Dr. Jared Sandford.  For a time he taught a district school at Romulus, and many of his old pupils yet remember him.  A license to practice was given to him by the medical board, and he commenced to the practice of his profession at Ovid.  He was called to the front in the War of 1812 as Assistant Surgeon under Dr. Marvin of Romulus, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to Ovid and continued his practice for many years.  He died in February 1868.

OBITUARY: From Ovid Bee 1853
Maria Covert, age 62, wife of Dr. Peter Covert, 24 Feb 1853
    RACHEL:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880
    MISC.: From Watertown NY Daily Times 1873
The Ovid Independent in its issue for last week says: "Probably the most venerable couple ever married in Seneca county were united in silken bonds on Wednesday last in our village. We refer to Judge James DeMott and Rachel Covert, widow of the late Dr. Covert. The groom is in his eighty-eighth year and and the bride is nearly seventy-seven. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Goodwin. This is Judge DeMott's third wife, while he is the fifth husband of the lady to whom he is now united, she being the mother of two children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren."
+2.  Phoebe born 1 Oct 1791; died 26 Jan 1866 Springfield IL; married John Grant born about 1788; died 20 Sep 1851 Adrian MI.  They moved to Lenawee Co. MI about 1830.

+3.  Rosannah born 25 June 1794 NJ; died 10 July 1878 Seneca Co. NY; married (1) Alva Cole born 27 May 1789 Town of Ballston NY Seneca Co. NY; died there about 1818; died Ovid Seneca County before 1824; son of Moses Cole and Mary Seeley; married (2) 18 Sep 1823 Joseph W. Smith born about 20 Oct 1788 Somerset Co. NJ; died 20 Sep 1835; son of William Smith and Sarah Budd; married (3) 12 Dec 1836 Thomas Parish born about 1785 NY; died 7 July 1863 Seneca Co. NY.  All are buried in Lakeview Cemtery.

    ROSANNAH:
   
CENSUS; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1850; Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1860; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870

    THOMAS:
   
CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1850; Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1860;

+4.  Isaac I. born 7 Apr 1797 Ovid NY; died there 17 Mar 1888; married (1) 24 Jan 1821 Polly Kinne born about 3 Mar 1800; died 15 Aug 1852 Romulus NY; daughter of Ephraim Kinne and Hannah Cole; married (2) Lois Covert, widow of Folkert C. Sebring; born 13 Nov 1802 NY; died 15 Aug 1867 Ovid NY; daughter of Peter A. Covert and Mary Swarthout.  All buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.

    ISAAC:
   
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1850; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880
    DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR ISAAC I. COVERT; filed Town Clerk; Ovid NY
Isaac I. Covert died 17 Mar 1888; age 90; mechanic; born Ovid NY.  Father:  John J. Covert; mother not listed.  Cause of death pulmonary congestion.  By Alden Horton MD, Ovid.
    POLLY:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1850
    MARRIAGE: From Geneva Gazette 24 Jan 1821
Isaac Covert of Romulus marries Polly Kinne.
    OBITUARY: From Ovid Bee 1852
Polly Covert, age 52, wife of Isaac I. in Romulus NY 15 Aug 1852
    LOIS:
   
CENSUS: With Folkert Sebring Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850

+5.  David Howell born 3 April 1799 Ovid NY; died 22 June 1871; married 16 Jan 1822 Ann Van Doren born 18 Jan 1801 Middlebush NJ; died 6 May 1864 Covert NY; daughter of Abraham Van Doren and Mary Covert.  Ann is buried in Abram Covert Cemetery.

    DAVID:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1870
    MARRIAGE: From Geneva Gazette 16 Jan 1822
David Covert marries Anna Vandorn.
    ANN:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860

Children of JOHN I. COVERT and Elinor Sebring:

+6.  John J. born 22 Feb 1804 Sheldrake NY; died there 17 Nov 1889; married (1) 1824 Abigail Compton born about 1800; died 24 Sep 1873; married (2) about Oct 1874 Mary Ann Thomas, born ca 1813, widow of John W. Harris and daughter of Jonathan Thomas and Nancy Scott.  John and Abigail are buried in Ovid Center Cemetery and Mary Ann is buried in New Sheldrake Cemetery.

    JOHN:
    CENSUS: Town of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880

    ABIGAIL:
    CENSUS:
Town of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870

    MARY ANN:
    CENSUS:
Town of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880
    MARRIAGE: From Waterloo Observer 1874
John J. Covert and Mary A. Harris, both of Sheldrake NY; at Waterloo NY 28 Sep 1874
+7.  Susan born 27 May 1802; died Nunda NY; married 19 May 1824 David Oliver Howell born 25 Nov 1799; died 26 Nov 1871 Nunda NY; son of Isaac Howell and Fanny Oliver.

    DAVID:
   
CENSUS:  Mt. Morris Livingston Co. NY 1860; 1870

    SUSAN:
   
CENSUS:
Mt. Morris Livingston Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880

Children of Benjamin Smalley and Keziah Covert:

1.  Jeremiah born 12 Sep 1785; died 17 Mar 1871 Covert Seneca Co. NY; married Ida Sebring born 28 Nov 1793 Somerset Co. NJ; died 25 Oct 1879 Covert NY; daughter of Folkert Sebring and Mary Sebring. Both are buried Lake View Cemetery, Interlaken NY.

    JEREMIAH and IDA:
   
CENSUS: Town of Covert Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870

SEVENTH GENERATION

Children of PETER COVERT and MARIAH B. VAN DOREN:

Children born Seneca Co. NY;

+1.  Susan born 1808; died 17 Aug 1893 Seneca Co. NY; married Hugh Chapman born 1806; died 27 Nov 1892; probably son of Hugh Chapman and (unknown). Both are buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    HUGH and SUSAN:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880

2.  Darwin born 5 Aug 1814; died 29 June 1841.  He was a physician.

+3.  Rosannah born about 13 Apr 1816; died 29 Apr 1882 Seneca Co. NY; married 7 Mar 1838 at Ovid NY Dr. Samuel Jones born 21 Jan 1816 Hector Schuyler Co. NY; died 19 Aug 1869 Waverly Bremer Co. IA; son of William Jones and Jane (unknown). Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.

    SAMUEL:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860
    MARRIAGE NOTICE: From Ovid Bee 14 March 1838
Married in this village on the 7 inst. by the Rev. Thomas Lounsberry, Samuel Jones, M. D., of North Hector, Tompkins Co., to Miss Rosannah Covert, daughter of Doct. Peter Covert of Ovid.
    ROSANNAH:
   
Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860

4.  Jane born 23 May 1818; died 25 July 1886; married 19 Jan 1843 at Ovid NY Cyrus Kinne born 21 Aug 1806; died 23 Apr 1876; son of Ephraim Kinne and Hannah Cole. Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.
 
    CYRUS:
   
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870
   
    JANE:
   
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880

   
From Ovid Bee 25 Jan 1843:
   
Married on the 19th by the Rev. T. Lounsbury, Cyrus Kinne to Jane, daughter of Dr. Peter Covert of this village.

5.  Emily born about 1821; died 23 Oct 1853 Ovid NY; married 13 July 1853 at Ovid NY Harley Brownell; probably son of Pardon Brownell and Nancy Smith.

    MARRIAGE: From Ovid Bee 1853
Harvey (sic) Brownell of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly Ovid, NY, to Emily Covert, dau of Peter of Ovid, NY; at Ovid 13 July 1853.
    OBITUARY: From Ovid Bee 1853
Emily Brownell, wife of Harley of Cleveland, Ohio, and daughter of Dr. Peter Covert, in Ovid NY, 23 October 1853.
+6.  CLAUDIUS COAN born about 1822; died 8 July 1896; married 27 Dec 1848 ELIZABETH BROOKS born Feb/July 1829; died 22 Mar 1907 Rotterdam Junction NY; daughter of James Brooks and Jane Sebring. Both are buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    CLAUDIUS:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880

    ELIZABETH:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900

   
From Rochester Republican Jan. 11, 1849
    On the 27th ult., Mr. Claudius COVERT to Miss Elizabeth BROOKS

+7.  Maria born 22 June 1827 Ovid NY; died 4 Jan1907 MI; married 14 Apr 1852 James Ferguson born 7 Jan 1822 New York City; died 23 Oct 1892 Battle Creek MI. Both are buried Oak Hill Cemetery Battle Creek MI. Maria was a patient at Michigan Hospital for Insane at time of her death.

    MARIA:
    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Battle Creek Calhoun Co. MI 1870; 1880; Kalamazoo Co. MI 1900

    From Ovid Bee 21 Apr 1852:
   
Married on the 14th inst. by the Rev. A. B. Dunlap, James Ferguson and Maria, daughter of Dr. Peter Covert, all of this village.

   
JAMES:
    CENSUS:
Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Battle Creek Calhoun Co. MI 1870; 1880

8.  Gertrude B. born about May 1829; died 8 Feb 1859; married 28 Nov 1854 at Ovid NY Philo E. Doolittle born 1828; died July 1884; son of Solomon Doolittle and Caroline Saterlee. Gertrude is buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    From Ovid Bee 29 Nov 1854:
   
Married on the 28th by the Rev. Hamilton, Philo E. Doolittle of New York City to Gertrude B., daughter of Dr. Peter Covert of this village.

9.  Augusta E. born about 1833; died 8 June 1881 Willard NY. Augusta buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880
    OBITUARY: From Seneca County Courier 1881
Augusta, age 49, daughter of late Dr. Covert, at Willard Asylum 8 June 1881.
Children of John Grant and Phoebe Covert:

1.  Susannah married Jacob Boice.

2.  Abram I. born 12 Nov 1810; died 5 Mar 1902 Adrian MI; married ca 1836 (1) Jane Harris; born ca 1816 NY; died 23 Apr 1879 Adrian MI; married (2) Sarah (unknown), widow of (unknown)  Harkness; died before 5 March 1902.

    ABRAM:
   
CENSUS: Lenawee Co. MI 1850; Dover Lenawee Co. MI 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900

    JANE:
    CENSUS:
Lenawee Co. MI 1850; Dover Lenawee Co. MI 1860; 1870

    SARAH: Lenawee Co. MI 1850; Dover Lenawee Co. MI 1880

    OBITUARY: From Adrian Daily Times, Adrian Michigan, March 5, 1902:

Quietly and peacefully did death settle upon aged Deacon Abram I. Grant at 2 o'clock this morning at his home, 88 Broad Street. Death was the evident result from injuries to his back received a year ago the middle of December by falling on a defective walk while on his way to church. Deacon Grant was 91 years old, yet he was more active in church work and well read on the current topics of the day than many of half his years. In his death Adrian loses one of its most upright Christian residents, beloved and esteemed by all who knew him, and Lenawee county one of its oldest pioneers.

Abram I. Grant was born November 12, 1810 in Seneca county, N.Y. He received his education at Ovid, the same county, and for several years prior to coming to Michigan taught school. When but 20 years of age he was baptised in the waters of Lake Cayuga, and has been a staunch, earnest Christian ever since, which which embraces a period as long as the allotted life of man, three score and ten.

He was married at Ovid, N. Y., when 26 years old to Miss Jane Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Grant together with his parents, moved to Michigan in 1833. He purchased from the government a tract of land covering 180 acres in what is now the township of Dover. The price paid for the land was $1.25 per acre. Mr. Grant then returned to New York state, coming back to Michigan in June of 1836. About this time he purchased enough more land of the government to make 240 acres. About 20 years ago he sold his farm to J. Carpenter, who still resides there. When Mr. Grant moved to Michigan and took up his farm he had to go a mile and a half to call on his nearest neighbor, and the closest church was at Medina, six miles distant. He often spoke of lighting his way through the dense woods to church with a torch. He used to walk this distance, but it proved too much for his wife. He joined the church at Medina, and later, when a church was formed at Clayton he was made a constituent member and his death ends the life of the last one of these members.

The nearest mill to Deacon Grant was at Tecumseh, and this distance was covered with oxen in a day, providing the start was made at daybreak. On one instance, he left his yoke of oxen unfastened while attending to some business at Tecumseh and they wandered away, and it was a full week before he returned home with his flour. After a time, however, the Red mill was built just north of this city, and the long and tedious trip to Tucumseh was discontinued.

Deacon Grant moved to Adrian about 23 years ago and with the exception of about three years passed with his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Van Auken, of Rome, has lived in the vicinity of his late home. He joined the Baptist church here and was always a very active and conscientious worker. Since his injury he has been unable to get out any and he ever looked forward to warm weather, when he would be able to again attend church services. Despite his advanced age Deacon Grant was a great reader and could converse very intelligently on all the important topics of the day, his mind remaining clear to the last, and the meeting with his God was not looked forward to with fear and trembling, but with pleasure and happiness. One faculty possessed by Mr. Grant was his ability to live happily among his young friends. He would think of those who have preceded him to the beyond and would feel as though he was without a friend, then when he would recall his young. friends, as he was want to call associates of late years, he would aver that he believed he had the most friends of anybody in town. It was the pleasantness that drew others so closely to him.

After the death of his first wife, which occurred April 23, 1879, Mr. Grant married Mrs. Sarah Harkness, of this city, who also preceded him to the other shore. The following children from the first wife survive: Mrs. Mary G. Walker, who resided with her father; Mrs. A. L. Van Auken, of Rome; Mrs. G. C. Haskins of South Omaha, Neb., and George E. Grant of Chicago. There are also two grandchildren, in whom Mr. Grant took almost as much pride as his own children, Lou A. Walker, who is attending a theological seminary at Newton Center, Mass., and Miss Delia Walker, who graduates, this year from Adrian college. The funeral will probably be held Friday, but the hour will be announced later.
3.  John Covert born Aug 1819; died after 1900; married Wealthy Palmer born ca 1817 NY.

    JOHN and WEALTHY:
   
CENSUS: Lenawee Co. MI 1850; Dover Lenawee Co. MI 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900

4.  Mary born ca 1829 NY; married William W. Flagler born ca 1821 NY. Resided Springfield IL.

WILLIAM & MARY:
CENSUS; Bingham Clinton Co. MI 1860; Sangamon Co. Springfield IL 1870; Great Bend Barton Co. KS 1880

5.  Darius Simpson born 25 Jan 1830; died 23 Sep 1864 Dimondale Eaton Co. MI; married 13 Nov 1857 Minerva Bovee born 15 Feb 1833 NY; died ca 1901 MI; probably daughter of Mathias Bovee and Mariah Marlatt. Darius buried Courter-Pray Cemetery, Windsor Twp. Eaton Co. MI.

    DARIUS and MINERVA:
    CENSUS: Windsor Eaton Co. MI 1860

Children of Alva Cole and Rosannah Covert:

1.  John Covert born 2 Jan 1813; died 1880; married Jane (unknown) born ca 1830 NY.

    JOHN and JANE:
   
CENSUS: Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1860

2.  Mary Ann born ca 1814; died 8 December 1823.

3.  Alvah B. born 12 May 1818 Covert NY; died 2 Mar 1889; married 26 Jan 1842 Rosannah Smalley born ca 10 June 1818 NY; died 22 Nov 1903 Covert NY; daughter of Jeremiah Smalley and Ida Sebring. Both buried Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken.

    ALVAH:
   
CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880

    ROSANNAH:
   
CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900

Children of Joseph W. Smith and Rosanna Covert:

4.  Catherine Elizabeth born 18 Feb 1825; died 9 Aug 1846; married 31 Dec. 1840 Peter Parrish born NJ; son of Thomas Parish and Elizabeth (unknown). Catherine is buried Lakeview Cemetery Interlaken NY.

    PETER:
    CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1850

5.  Joseph J. born 1828 Covert NY; died 1908; married Mary (unknown) born 1827; died 1896. Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.

    JOSEPH:
    CENSUS; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1850

6.  Oscar Gregory born 23 May 1832 Seneca Co. NY; died 3 Dec 1898 Ogdensburg State Hospital NY; married 26 Mar 1861 Emma Laura Van Arsdale born 15 Oct 1832 NJ; died 1 July 1931 Baldwinsville NY; daughter of Jacob Van Arsdale and Martha Dawes. Both are buried Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls NY.

    OSCAR:
   
CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1850; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Seneca Falls Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880

    LAURA:
    CENSUS: Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1860; Seneca Falls Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880; 1900; Syracuse Onondaga Co. NY 1910;
    OBITUARY: From Baldwinsville Gazette & Farmer's Journal 2 July 1931
Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. TenEyck of Riverside Park on the Plainville road, on Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Mrs. Laura Smith, aged 87 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. L. H. TenEyck of this place; Mrs. L. M. Sheridan and Mrs. L. E. Higby of Syracuse; Mrs. Frank VanKeuren of Waterville and Miss Martha E. Smith, who resides in Italy; two sons, Norwood R. Smith of Florida and Oscar G. Smith of North Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Haney and Mrs. Jane Mills, both of Seneca Falls; also a brother, John VanArsdale, whose residence is unknown. Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. TenEyck, on Friday afternoon at one o'clock and in Seneca Falls M. E. church at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. B. Reddick officiating. Interment will be made in Restvale cemetery, Seneca Falls.
7.  Susannah born Jan 1834; died 25 Nov 1834. Burial Lakeview Cemetery Interlaken NY.

Children of Isaac I. Covert and Polly Kinne:

1.  Hannah K. born 31 Mar 1822 Seneca Co. NY; died 26 Jan 1903; married Lewis B. Combs born 27 May 1815 NY; died 16 July 1899.  Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery Ovid NY.

    LEWIS:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880

    HANNAH:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900
    OBITUARY: From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 January 1903
Mrs. Hannah Combs, widow of the late Lewis Combs, of Ovid, died at her home in that village Monday evening, aged nearly 81 years, having been born March 31, 1822, in the town of Ovid. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Delmer, Azel H.; and Miss Marion Combs and Mrs. Carrie Kendall of Ovid. Funeral services were held from her late residence yesterday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. H. A. Porter, officiating.
2.  Betsey born Jan 1826; David Myers born Mar 1822.

    DAVID:
  
CENSUS: Janesville Rock Co. WI 1870, 1880; Harmony Rock Co. WI 1900

    BETSEY:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1850;
Janesville Rock Co. WI 1870, 1880; Harmony Rock Co. WI 1900

3.  Emma born ca 1824; married (1) probably J. V. Blackwell born ca 1812 NY; married (2) probably John Patchett born ca 1808 England. J. V. Blackwell may be "John" who died 11 Nov 1861 and buried in Ovid Union Cemetery.

    J. V. BLACKWELL: CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860

    JOHN: CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870

    EMMA: CENSUS:
Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880

4.  Theodore born about 1 Nov 1828; died 6 June 1848.

5.  Susan born 13 Oct 1832; married 13 Jan 1852 at Ovid NY Asa B. Myers.

    SUSAN:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1850; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870

6.  Mary Jane died before 1850.

7.  Lufanna Kinne born 28 Jan 1839; died 17 Apr 1885; married Alfred S. Havens born 27 Apr 1835 PA; died 7 Jan 1901.  Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery Ovid NY.

    ALFRED:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880, 1900

    LUFANNA:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1850; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880

Children of David Howell Covert and Ann Van Doren:
Children 1-4 and 8-9 baptized 1st RDC of Ovid NY;

1.  Abraham Van Doren born 19 Dec 1822; died 15 Mar 1876 Clinton LA; married 21 Dec 1865 Julia Elizabeth  McCoy born 4 Nov 1841 Amite Co. MS; died 25 Sep 1911 Denver CO; daughter of Fielding Baron McCoy and Lovey Cappell.

    ABRAHAM:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1870
    OBITUARY: From Seneca County Courier 1876
A. V. D. Covert, age 52 yrs, 2 mos., 27 days, formerly of Ovid NY, in Clinton LA, 15 March 1876.
    JULIA:
    CENSUS: Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1860, 1870, 1880; Perry Twp. Vanderburgh IN 1900; Englewood Arapahoe Co. CO 1910

2.  John I. born 25 Dec 1824; died June 1879; married 23 Jan 1855 at Baton Rouge LA  Isabella Smith,
widow of W.  Merrick; born ca 1823 Capell Mississippi; died 1887 LA; daughter of Reuben Smith and Nancy Capell. John was a doctor.

    JOHN:
CENSUS: Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1860, 1870

    ISABELLA:
CENSUS: Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1860, 1870, 1880
From Ovid Bee 14 Feb 1855

Married in Baton Rouge, on the 23rd ult., by the Rev. P. Houghton, Dr. John I. Covert of the Parish of Baton Rouge to Mrs. Isabella Merick of the Parish of Feliciana in the town of Clinton.
3.  Peter J. born 15 Feb 1827; married Mary/Molly Kendall born ca 1841 OH; daughter of Stephen Kendall and Rebecca Riggs.

    PETER: CENSUS: Fiddletown Amador Co. CA 1860; Virginia City Storey Co. NV 1870

    MARY: CENSUS:
Fiddletown Amador Co. CA 1860; Sacramento CA 1870; Oakland Alameda Co. CA 1880

4.  David born 13 Dec 1828; died 19 July 1833.  Buried in Gospel Lot Cemetery Ovid NY.

5.  Elbert Nevius born 31 May 1831; married  14 Sep 1853 at Ovid NY Anna Frances Wilson born Jan 1833.

    ELBERT and ANNA:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Town of Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870; Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1880; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1900;

6.  David Frederick born 12 Apr 1835 Ovid NY; died 26 Nov 1898 Galena SD; married 8 July 1857 Phoebe Shattuck born 30 Sep 1839 Binghampton NY; died 6 Feb 1928 Sturgis SD; daughter of Richard Kelly Shattuck and Dolly Gleason.

    DAVID and PHOEBE:
    CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY;1860; Little Rock Pulaski AR 1870; Custer Co. Dakota Territory 1880

7.  Eli.

8.  Darwin D. born Nov 1837; died perhaps Camas MT.

    DARWIN:
   
CENSUS: Flathead Indian Res. Missoula MT 1900

9.  Augustus Liddell born 10 Oct 1840; died 9 Nov 1857.  Buried in Abram Covert Farm Cemetery.

10.  Mary Ellen/Ella born 24 Jan 1843; died 13 June 1919.

    CENSUS: Evansville Vanderburgh Co. IN 1900

11.  Jane Ann born 27 Feb 1846; died 20 Mar 1927 Englewood CO; married 27 Oct 1873 at Chicago IL John Norwood McCoy born 17 Dec 1849; died 19 May 1896; son of Fielding Baron McCoy and Lovey Cappell.

    JOHN:
    CENSUS: Liberty Amite Co. MS 1860; Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1870

    JANE ANN:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Clinton E. Feliciana LA 1870;
Evansville Vanderburgh Co. IN 1900; Englewood Arapahoe Co. CO 1920

Children of John J. Covert and Abigail Compton:

1.  Susan born about 10 May 1825 Seneca Co. NY; died 14 Feb 1865; married ca 1839 Daniel Scott Jr. born 11 Sep 1822 Seneca Co. NY; died 15 May 1879 Eaton Rapids MI; son of Daniel Scott and Sarah Dunlap.  Both are buried Ovid Center Cemetery Ovid NY.

    DANIEL:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. 1850; 1860; Eaton Rapids Eaton Co. MI 1870

    SUSAN:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. 1850; 1860

2.  Mary born 23 Dec 1827 Scotts Corners NY; died 31 Aug 1899 Farmer NY; married 12 Dec 1846 George G. Dunlap born 14 Apr 1822 Seneca Co. NY; died 1915; son of William Dunlap and Betsey (unknown).  Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery Ovid NY.

    GEORGE:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910

    MARY:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880
From Ovid Bee 30 Dec 1846

Married on the 24th inst. by the Rev. B. Warren, George G. Dunlap and Miss Mary, daughter of John J. Covert, all of this town.
3.  Artemesia born 4 Nov 1830 Ovid NY; died 14 Feb 1919; married (1) 15 Dec 1847 at Ovid NY John Scott born about 23 May 1825 Ovid NY; died 16 July 1852; son of Daniel Scott and Sarah (unknown); married (2) 1 Oct 1867 at Scotts Corners NY John Lewis Bloomer born 1822; died 13 Apr 1897.  Artemesia is buried in Grove Cemetery with John Bloomer.  John Scott is buried in Ovid Center Cemetery.

    JOHN SCOTT:
   
CENSUS: Town of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860

    ARTEMESIA:
    CENSUS: Town of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900; 1910

    JOHN BLOOMER:
   
CENSUS:  Town of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880
From Ovid Bee 22 Dec 1847:

Married on the 15th inst. by the Rev. B. Warren, John S. Scott and Miss Artimicia, daughter of John J. Covert, all of this town.

From Ovid Bee 2 Oct 1867:

Married at Scott's Corners Oct. 1, by the Rev. F. D. Fenner, J. L. Bloomer to Mrs. Artie Scott, all of that place.
4.  Sidney born 12 Mar 1833 Ovid NY; died 24 Oct 1903 Washington Twp. Bremer Co. IA; married 10 Feb 1855 Mary Leonard; born 10 Apr 1836; died 4 April 1928; daughter of Darwin Leonard and Laura Barnum. Both are buried in Harlington Cemetery Bremer Co. IA.

    SIDNEY:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Waverly Bremer Co. IA 1870; 1880; 1900

    MARY:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; 1860; Waverly Bremer Co. IA 1870; 1880; 1900; 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From unknown newspaper
Mrs. Mary Leonard Covert died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Morey, South State street, Wednesday night, April 4, at 11 o'clock, within a few days of her ninety-second birthday, which would have been on Tuesday, April 10. Mrs. Covert met with an accident one week before Christmas, when she fell in her room and sustained a severe injury to one of her hips. She was confined to her bed for several months, but gradually improved and was able to get about her room with the use of a cane. Owing to her extreme age it was feared she would never recover from her injury, but she was always in a cheerful frame of mind and with her improvement, it was predicted and hoped that she would live to pass her one hundredth birthday. She developed a slight cough which seemed of a minor nature, but on Monday before her death pneumonia  developed unexpectedly. This affected both lungs and from the first no hope was held out for her recovery. Mary Leonard was born at Ovid, N. Y., April 10, 1836, and lived there until she was 18 years old, when she was married to Sidney Covert. That was in 1864 and they lived there until 1866, when they located in Waverly, Iowa, which place was her home continuously except for a number of years when the family lived in Nebraska.
5.  Delia S. born 24 Aug 1838 Ovid NY; died there 1911; married Jared Scott Harris born 1833; died 1888; son of John W. Harris and Mary Ann Thomas. Both are buried in New Sheldrake Cemetery.

    JARED and  DELIA:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1880
From Ovid Bee 1 Sep 1858:

Married Aug. 24th, 1858, by the Rev. A. B. Dunlap, J. Scott Harris of Grand Rapids MI to Miss Delia S. Covert, youngest daughter of John J. Covert of Ovid.
Children of David Oliver Howell and Susan Covert:

1.  Eleanor born 23 Feb 1825; died 23 July 1827.

2.  Isaac born 21 Mar 1828; died 1 Feb 1830.

3.  John Covert born 18 December 1830 Ovid NY; died ca October 1898; married 20 Sep 1854 Calista A. Williams born Oct 1836 Mt. Morris NY; died November 1908; daughter of George Williams and Calista (unknown). Both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda NY.

    JOHN:
    CENSUS:  Mount Morris Livingston Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880
    OBITUARY: From Nunda News 22 October 1898
The remains of John Howell of Brooksgrove, were buried in "Oakwood" last Saturday.
    CALISTA:
    CENSUS:
Mount Morris Livingston Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880, 1900
    OBITUARY: From Mt. Morris Picket Line Post 20 November 1908
Mrs. Calista A. Howell, daughter of George Williams, a sturdy pioneer who helped to hew this town out of a wilderness, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Enos Case, at the advanced aged of 72 years. She was born in this town and has lived at the old Williams homestead in Brooksgrove all her life with the exception of the past few months, when the infirmities of advancing age compelled her to take up her residence in the village. Mrs. Howell's father, the late George Williams, came to Brooksgrove in 1815 from Cayuga county, a place which sent many of her sons to this part of the state to make new country and new homes. Among those whom Cayuga county gave to Livingston was Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States, who spent part of his boyhood in West Sparta. George Williams made the arduous trip from the Cayuga country to Brooksgrove by ox team, a journey requiring in those days a stout heart and sturdy body. He took up a piece of uncleared land at Brooksgrove and with his axe hewed it into a productive farm, upon which at the present time his son, Burrough Williams, brother of the deceased, still lives. Mrs. Howell was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Williams. Fifty-four years ago she was married to John Howell, also of Brooksgrove, since deceased, and to them two children were born, of whom Mrs. Ida Case of Mt. Morris is the survivor. Two sisters, Mrs. Marietta Beverley of Collins Center and Mrs. Sarah Michael of North Collins; and one brother, Burroughs Williams of this town, survive her. She also has four grandchildren living: Mrs. Cora Fothergill of Adams Basin, Mary L. Wildey of Greece, Renney Wildey of Rochester and Thomas H. Wildey of Elba. Mrs. Howell was a woman of great strength of character, a trait inherited from her pioneer ancestry, and always claimed the respect of neighbors and friends by the rare qualities of mind and heart which she possessed. Her dignified and christian bearing, together with a clear and discerning intellect, always exerted an influence for good and a peculiar charm upon those who came into contact with her. She has left behind the heritage of an honored name and a record of duties performed that will be a monument to her memory. The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Case, Thursday afternoon. Rev. George E. Price officiated. After the funeral her remains were taken to Nunda for burial in Oakwood cemetery.
4.  Frances Emily born 1 Feb 1833; died 5 Oct 1833.

5.  Edward born 20 Sep 1836 Mt. Morris NY; died after 19 June 1911; married 19 Nov 1863 Eliza Foot born ca 1844 Mt. Morris; daughter of Charles Foot and Sarah Mitchel.

    EDWARD:
    CENSUS: Mt. Morris Livingston Co. 1860;
Bloomfield Polk County IA 1880; Des Moines Polk Co. IA 1900, 1910

    ELIZA:
   
CENSUS: Bloomfield Polk County IA 1880

6.  Maria S. born 6 July 1838 Mt. Morris NY; died 9 Dec 1932 Bloomfield IA; married 10 June 1868 Nicholas E. Merry born July 1837 IA; died 23 July 1920; son of Martin Merry and Hannah (unknown). Nicholas burial Bloomfield IA

    MARIA:
    CENSUS: Mt. Morris Livingston Co.1860; Grove Twp. Davis Co. IA 1870; Bloomfield Davis Co. IA 1880; 1900; 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From Mt. Morris Picket Line Post December 1932
Mrs. Marie Howell Merry, 94, died at her home in Bloomfield, Iowa, December 9. She was born at Brooksgrove, this town, in 1838, being a daughter of David O. and Nancy Howell, pioneer residents of this section, and she continued to live at Brooksgrove until her marriage in 1868. For the past 62 years, she had been a resident of Iowa. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elijah Lincoln of Nunda, who is 90 years old; and a niece, Mrs. E. S. Case of Mount Morris.
    NICHOLAS:
   
CENSUS: Hempstead Austin Co. TX 1860; Grove Twp. Davis Co. IA 1870; Bloomfield Davis Co. IA 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

7.  Martha born 27 Feb 1841; died 24 April 1936 Nunda NY; married ca 1874 Elijah Lincoln born ca 1831 VT; died 23 November 1920 Nunda NY. Both are buried Oakwood Cemetery Nunda NY.

    MARTHA:
   
CENSUS: Mt. Morris Livingston Co. 1860; 1870; Forester Sanilac MI 1880; Mt. Morris Livingston Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920
    OBITUARY: From Nunda News 1 May 1936
Mrs. Martha Lincoln, who only recently observed her 95th birthday, died Friday, April 24, at her home in State street. The funeral was held at Duryea's Funeral Home Monday, Rev. A. E. Francis, pastor of the Nunda Presbyterian church officiating, and burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lincoln had lived in the vicinity of Brooksgrove and Nunda all her life and had been unusually active until the end. Her nearest surviving relative is a niece, Mrs. Enos Case of Mt. Morris.

ELIJAH:
CENSUS: Eagle Wyoming Co. NY 1860; Forester Sanilac Co. MI 1880; Mt. Morris Livingston Co. 1900, 1910, 1920
OBITUARY: From Mt. Morris Picket Line 26 November 1920
Elijah Lincoln died at his home in Nunda Tuesday. He is survived by his wife.

MISC.: From Nunda News 8 February 1952
In reference to birthday of Abraham Lincoln: This community had at least one definite connection with him, however; that of the relationship of Elijah Lincoln, who lived on a farm near Brooksgrove before he retired and moved to Nunda to a house in North State street, where he died at the age of 89 in 1920. He was a second cousin of Abraham Lincoln.
8.  Nancy J. born 11 Nov 1843; died 2 March 1900; married ca April 1889 Fred Kramer born July 1830 NY. Nancy is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

    NANCY:
   
CENSUS: Mt. Morris Livingston Co. 1860; 1870, 1880
    MARRIAGE NOTICE: From Nunda NY News 20 April 1889
Mr. Fred Kramer, the Brooksgrove mail carrier, has not been spending all his time looking after the mails while waiting for the postmistress to overhaul his pouch. He has been giving some attention to the female portion of Brooksgrove, and was recently united in marriage to Miss Nancy J. Howell, of that place. Recently two of his daughters were married and Fred proposed to have somebody on this end of his mail route.
    OBITUARY: From Nunda News 3 March 1900
Mrs. Fred Kramer, the wife of our well-known mail carrier, died at her home at the foot of East Hill, at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral will probably take place Saturday.
SURROGATE ITEM: From Nunda News 19 June 1911
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, by the grace of God, free and independent. To Edward Howell, Maria Merry, Martha Lincoln, Ida Case, Cora Fothergill, Rennie Wildy, May Wildy: Send greeting; Whereas Frederick Kramer has lately applied to our Surrogate Court of the county of Livingston, for the proof of the will of Nancy J. Kramer, late of said county, deceased, which said will relates to both real and personal estate; therefore, you are cited to appear before the Surrogate of said county holding said Surrogate Court at his office in the village of Geneseo on the 31st day of July next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day etc.     19th day of June 1911

FRED:
CENSUS: Nunda Livingston Co. NY 1880, 1900
EIGHTH GENERATION

Children of Hugh Chapman and Susan Covert:

1.  Josiah born ca 1836; probably married Aurelia (unknown); born ca 1843.

     JOSIAH: CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870

    AURELIA: CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870

2.  Maria born ca 1837.

3.  Susan born ca 1839.

    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860

4.  Sarah E. born ca 1842; died 1 Aug 1930; married (unknown) Dickey. Sarah buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900

5.  Peter Covert born June 1850; died 17 Mar1907; married ca 1886 Louisa Smith born Oct 1852 NY; died 5 December 1938. Both are buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    PETER:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900

    LOUISA:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910
    OBITUARY: From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 December 1938
Ovid - Mrs. Louisa Chapman, 78, died unexpectedly yesterday in the home of her son, Hugh Chapman, northeast of here. Mrs. Chapman, who was the widow of Peter Chapman, was born in Victor but had spent most of her of her life in Ovid. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, Order of the Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian church. Besides her son, she is survived by a daughter, Miss Mornette Chapman, superintendent of the first supervisory district of Seneca County rural schools. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in her son's home, the Rev. F. S. Howell, Presbyterian pastor, officiating, with burial in Union cemetery.
6.  Horace died 19 Sep 1834.

Children of Samuel Jones and Rosannah Covert:

1.  Mary Jane born 16 Jan 1839; died 13 Jan 1934; married 25 Nov 1862 Dr. George White Field born 1 Mar 1836 Geneva NY; died 20 Mar 1875 New York City; son of David Field and Electa Hastings.

    MARY JANE:
    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1870; Brooklyn Kings County NY 1880
    OBITUARY: From Brooklyn Daily Eagle 15 January 1934

Mrs. Mary Jane Field, founder of Mrs. Field's Literary Club, and long prominent in social and women's club circles here, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She would have been 95 tomorrow. Surviving are a son, Perez Hastings Field of Roscoe, Cal., and a brother, the Rev. J. Clarence Jones, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church here. Mrs. Field was born on Jan. 16, 1839, in Hector, Schuyler County, N. Y., the daughter of Dr. Samuel Jones and Roseanne Covert. She was married to Dr. George White Field in 1862, and left a widow early in life; she moved to Brooklyn Heights where she began her career as a social and educational leader. . . Mrs. Field was descended from Colonial ancestry on both sides of her family. One of her paternal ancestors was killed by Indians while on a journey from New Amsterdam; and on her maternal side, one of her great-grandmothers was the widow of an officer in Washington's army. One of Mrs. Field's cherished possessions was an old mirror which was given to one of her ancestors by a neighbor to whom she gave some tea when the latter's tea was thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party.
    GEORGE:
   
CENSUS: Seneca Ontario County NY 1860, 1870

2.  Lucinda F. born 25 Apr 1845; died 8 Mar 1903.

    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860

3.  Samuel Covert born 14 October 1848; died 22 December 1900.

    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860

4.  Edwin Ferguson born 5 Nov 1855; died 20 June 1859. Burial Ovid Union Cemetery.

5.  Darwin Covert born 9 Nov 1841; died 14 Nov 1841.

7.  James Clarence born 28 December 1862; died Nov 15 1942 Brooklyn NY; married 28 Jan 1899 Florence Burtt born Mar 1878; died 30 Nov 1960; daughter Alfred Burtt and Fannie (unknown).

CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860

Children of Cyrus Kinne and Jane Covert:

1.  Silas born 6 May1836 Romulus Seneca Co. NY; died 25 Jan 1919 Penn Yan NY; married Matilda Meserole 29 May 1861; born Dec 1840 Torrey Yates Co. NY; died 30 March 1916 Penn Yan NY; daughter of Jacob Meserole and Ann Remsen.

    CYRUS:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Penn Yan Yates Co. NY 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910
    OBITUARY: From Penn Yan Democrat 31 January 1919
Died in Penn Yan, January 25, 1919, Silas Kinne, aged 82 years. For a number of years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Doubleday on Main street, and the funeral was held from there Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Kinne was born in Romulus, Seneca county, May 6, 1836. He graduated from the Albany Law School in 1860. The following year he was married to Matilda Meserole, and in 1870 he came to Penn Yan to live. His wife died March 30, 1916. For more than thirty years Mr. Kinne was cashier of the private bank of M. L. Baldwin, and its successor, Baldwins' Bank of Penn Yan; and during that time became widely known and universally admired. He possessed a pleasing personality and attracted lasting friendships among business associates. He continued in possession of valuable farming property in Seneca county up to the time of his death, and had been successful in directing its management. He was at one time associated with the firm of E. H. Hopkins & Company and was a member of the firm of Potter, Kinne & Kendall. He has served as trustee of Penn Yan village, and as a member of the Board of Education of the Penn Yan Union School District. He was a thirty-second degree Mason. In politics Mr. Kinne was a Democrat, and before coming to Penn Yan he had served as chairman of the Seneca county board of supervisors. He leaves a son, Remsen M. Kinne; the daughter at whose home he died; and a brother, Darwin C. Kinne of the state of Washington.

MATILDA:
CENSUS: Torrey Yates Co. 1860;
Penn Yan Yates Co. NY 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910
OBITUARY: From Penn Yan Democrat 7 April 1916

Died in Penn Yan, March 30, 1916, Mrs. Matilda Meserole Kinne, wife of Silas Kinne, aged 75 years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Doubleday, Main street. She was born in Torrey. Her parents, Jacob Meserole and Ann Remsen Meserole, were born on Long Island, their parents being among the first settlers there. Mrs. Kinne's parents were married in 1829 and came to Torrey to live in 1831, remaining there until 1863, when they moved to Penn Yan. Matilda Meserole was married to Silas Kinne of Ovid on May 29, 1861. They lived in Ovid until 1870, since which time their home has been in Penn Yan. Besides her husband, Mrs. Kinne leaves one daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Doubleday, and one son, Remsen M. Kinne. She was a woman with many friends and was held in the highest esteem by them. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Nevin D. Bartholomew, of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Lake View Cemetery.
2.  Darwin Covert born Jan 1845; died after 25 Jan 1919; married Gertrude Smith born Jan 1845 NY; probably daughter of J. A. Smith and Emily (unknown).
    
    DARWIN:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1900; Mesa Franklin Co. WA 1910; Myer Franklin Co. WA 1920; Jamestown Chautauqua Co. NY

    GERTRUDE:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880;
Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1900; Mesa Franklin Co. WA 1910; Myer Franklin Co. WA 1920

Children of CLAUDIUS COAN COVERT and ELIZABETH BROOKS:
Children born Ovid NY;

+1.  Horatio Joy born 4 July 1849; died 29 Nov 1919 Romulus NY; married ca 1873 Laura Jeanette Woodard born 3 Apr 1854; died 8 Apr 1930; daughter of William Woodard and Phaethusa Whiting.  Both are buried in 1st Baptist Church Cemetery Romulus NY. 

   
HORATIO:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910

    LAURA:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910; Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1920
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1930
Penn Yan, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura Covert, 76, died at the home of her son, Leslie Covert, in Keuka street, Penn Yan, Saturday afternoon. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alice Crane, Mrs. Lena Garrison, Kendaia; Mrs. Ida VanNostrum, Mrs. Thusa Conklin, Romulus; four brothers, Frank Woodard, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Alva H. Woodard, Cleveland, O.; Myron Woodard, Berkshire, Mass.; Eben Woodward, Stamford, Conn.; two sons, Albert, Romulus; and Leslie, Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Haight, Almond, Mich.; Mrs. Edith Covert, Roscoe, N. Y. A prayer service was held from the home of her son, Leslie Covert, on Tuesday morning, Rev. Royal N. Jessup, officiating. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church, Romulus, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Bert Wagner officiating. Interment in Romulus Cemetery.
2.  Jane/Jennie A. born about 28 May 1859; died 1860. 

    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860

3.  EMMA born 27 May 1862 Ovid NY; died 30 Sep 1904 while a patient at Willard Hospital Ovid NY;  married CHARLES WALTER SMITH born Apr 1860 Romulus NY; died 17 Oct 1929 Waterloo NY; son of Timothy Smith and Mary McWhorter.  Both are buried in 1st Baptist Cemetery Romulus NY. 

+4.  James Brooks born 9 Mar 1853; died 5 June 1931; married ca 1883 Harriet Little born Nov 1862; died 15 Aug 1903; daughter of Charles P. Little and Phebe V. (unknown). Both buried Ovid Union Cemetery. 

    JAMES:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1920

    HARRIET:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880; 1900

+5.  Anna Maria "Rita" born 27 Mar 1857; died 13 May 1950; married 22 Feb 1879 Ernest Blauvelt born Sep 1858; died 31 Dec 1917 Town of Covert; son of Horace Blauvelt and Elizabeth (unknown).  Resided Schenectady NY 1919. 

    ANNA:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; 1870; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; 1900; 1910; Schenectady Schenectady Co. NY 1920
    OBITUARY: From Schenectady Gazette 16 May 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Covert Blauvelt, formerly of 284 Main street, Rotterdam, who died Saturday at the age of 93, will be held from the Frederick H. Glock funeral chapel. A native of Interlaken, N. Y., Mrs. Blauvelt had lived in Rotterdam Junction most of her life. She was the widow of Ernest Blauvelt. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Stella French and Mrs. Edna A. Southwick of Schenectady; two sisters Mrs. Charles Knight and Mrs. Nettie Scott of Rotterdam; a brother, Darwin Covert of Ovid and two granddaughters, Mrs. Floyd Hammill of Schenectady and Mrs. Howard McGrehan of Rochester. Burial will be in Memory's Garden.
    ERNEST:
    CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1860; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880; 1900; 1910

+6.  Darwin Claudius born 20 Nov 1867; died 23 Sep 1961 Monroe Co. NY; married 20 Mar 1890 at Willard NY Helene L. Van Horn born 14 Apr 1865 NY; died 4 May 1952; daughter of George Van Horn and Catherine (unknown).  Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery. 

    DARWIN:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; Ovid Seneca Co. 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1961
Ovid - Funeral services for Darwin Covert, 93, of the Ovid-Interlaken Rd, a retired farmer, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the John D. Covert Funeral Home here. The Rev. David S. Sheldon, pastor of Ovid Federated Church will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Ovid. Mr. Covert died Saturday afternoon at Strong Memorial Hospital, after being in ill health for several weeks. He was born in Ovid, where he had lived all his life and attended the rural area schools. He was the son of Claudius and Elizabeth Brooks Covert. He was formerly employed at the Willard State Hospital for many years, and played in the Willard Hospital band. He was a life member of Ovid Grange No. 155 of Ovid Center, and a life member of Union Lodge, No. 114, F. & A. M., of Ovid. His membership in Union Lodge was for 66 years. The lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today, Monday, at the funeral home. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Earl L. Dey and Mrs. Lottie Harmann, both of Rochester; three grandsons, Floyd Covert, Boston; James Covert, Lodi; Robert Harmann, Rochester.
    HELENE:
    CENSUS:  Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; Ovid Seneca Co. 1910; 1920

7.  Jennie A. born 23 Jan 1871; died after May 1950; married ca 1898 Charles Knight born July 1866 NY; died 12 Feb 1941 Rotterdam NY. 

   
JENNIE:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1880;
Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920

    CHARLES:
   
CENSUS: Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920
    OBITUARY: From Schenectady Gazette 14 February 1941
Funeral services for Charles H. Knight, 74, former justice of the peace in the Town of Rotterdam, who died Wednesday night at his home there, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Bond funeral home. Rev. Burt H. Pennings of First Reformed church of Rotterdam will officiate. Burial will be in Esperance cemetery. The parlors will be open tonight after 7 o'clock. Born in the Town of Rotterdam, Mr. Knight had lived most of his life in that area. At the time of his illness, he was bookkeeper for Town Supervisor, James A. Riley. For some years Mr. Knight had worked as a telegraph operator and clerk with the New York Central and Boston and Maine railroads at Rotterdam Junction. He was a member of Woestina lodge, I. O. O. F., and Woestina Tent, Order of Maccabees, and was a member of the Clerks' union for more than 40 years. Besides his wife, Mrs. Jennie Covert Knight, he leaves a nephew, Alva Knight of this city; two nieces, Mrs. Martha Cox of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Benjamin Katz of Hollywood, Calif.
+8.  Nettie born 28 May 1874; died after May 1950; married at Kendaia 24 April 1892 Frank Scott born Oct 1869 NY. Nettie 1880 census as granddaughter, Nettie LaBar.

   
FRANK:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870; 1880; Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900; 1910; 1920

    NETTIE:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1880; Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900; 1910; 1920

From Schenectady Gazette 27 April 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott of 284 Main street, Rotterdam Junction, were honored at a dinner given in their honor at the Green Lantern on the Saratoga road by friends on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Born in the town of Ovid, Seneca county, the couple were married at the Baptist church parsonage in Kendaia April 24, 1892, and shortly after, in December 1902, moved to Rotterdam Junction, where they have since resided. A veteran railroad man, Mr. Scott retired two years ago after serving as conductor, yard brakeman and yardmaster, first at Rotterdam Junction, and later at Mechanicville. He became associated with the B. & M. when it was known as the Pittsburgh railroad and remained with the line until his retirement. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and was a former member of the Rotterdam Junction lodge, I. O. O. F. Mrs. Scott is a member of the Trainmen Sisters auxiliary of the brotherhood and of Arcadia Rebekah lodge. They have two daughters, Mrs. William Casey of this city, and Mrs. Chester Glindmyer of Scotia; one son, Clyde Scott of this city; seven grandchildren, Mrs. John Preston of Higgins Bay, Miss Kathleen Casey of New York, Miss Lorraine Casey and Miss Gwendolyn Scott, William Casey and Allen Scott, all of this city; and a great-grandchild, Bernard Preston of Higgins Bay.
Children of James Ferguson and Maria Covert:

1.  Emily born 1855 NY; died 11 Sep 1914. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery Battle Creek MI.

    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Battle Creek Calhoun Co. MI 1870; 1880

2.  James Donald born Apr 1856; died 18 May 1920. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery Battle Creek MI.

    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Battle Creek Calhoun Co. MI 1870; 1880; 1900; 1910

3.  Philo born Oct 1857; died 18 May 1934. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery Battle Creek MI.

    CENSUS: Village of Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Battle Creek Calhoun Co. MI 1870; 1880; 1900; 1910

4.  Madge born Sep 1860; died 29 April 1947. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery Battle Creek MI.

    CENSUS: Battle Creek Calhoun Co. MI 1870; 1880; 1900; 1910

NINTH GENERATION

Children of Horatio Joy Covert and Laura Jeanette Woodard:

1.  William C. born 20 Jan 1875; died 18 Apr 1906; married 1905 Edith Bennett born 6 October 1885; daughter of Abner Bennett and Mary Jane Purvis.

    WILLIAM:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1880

From Watertown Daily Times 18 April 1906
Morristown, April 17 - William C. Covert, aged 31, of Kendaia, Seneca county, principal of Union Free School of this village, died this morning at the hospital at Brockville, Ont., of peritonitis, after ten days' illness. He was married last June to Miss Edith Bennett of Roscoe, N. Y.
    EDITH:
   
CENSUS: Rockland Sullivan Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920

2.  Lena E. born 16 June 1877; died June 1976 Rochester NY; married 8 Sep 1897 Fred B. Garrison born 19 May 1875; died 6 July 1956; son of Henry Garrison and Sarah L. Dey. 

    LENA:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1880; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1920

    FRED:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1880; 1900; 1920

3.  Ida Grace born 30 Jan 1880; died 22 May 1962; married 2 Feb 1898 Frank W. Van Nostrand born 4 July 1872; died 25 Sep 1919; son of Edson Van Nostrand and Jennie Whiting.

    IDA:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1880; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910; Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1920
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Times 23 May 1962
Phelps, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ida G. Van Nostrand, 82, widow of Frank Van Nostrand, died last night at the home of her son, Clifford Van Nostrand of 19 Church Street, Phelps, after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Eacker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Stivers of All Saints' Church, Rochester, and the Rev. Alton Stivers of St. James Church, Watkins Glen, grandnephews, officiating. Burial will be in the Kendaia Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Van Nostrand was a member of the First Baptist church. She is survived by two sons, Clifford and Clyde, both of Phelps; a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Eggleston of Phelps; a brother, Leslie Covert of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Garrison of Geneva and Mrs. Thusa Conkling of Romulus; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    FRANK:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1880, 1900, 1910
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1919
Frank W. Van Nostrand of John street died this morning at 1 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edson VanNostrand of 207 North Main street, after an illness of a number of months. Mr. Van Nostrand had been employed for a number of years at the Standard Optical Company. Besides his parents, he leaves his widow, Ida Van Nostrand, three children, Clifford, Ruth and Clyde Van Nostrand; and one brother, Bert Van Nostrand of Romulus. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at 207 North Main street and at 3 o'clock at the Baptist church in Romulus. Burial will be made in the Romulus cemetery.
4.  Albert J. born 1 Apr 1882; died 21 May 1952; married 28 June 1903 Bertha M. Dunning born May 1885 NY; died 10 Feb 1956; daughter of Charles S. Dunning and Amelia Tabor. 

    ALBERT:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1920
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1952
Ovid - Albert Joy Covert, 70, died in Waterloo Memorial Hospital early this morning after a short illness. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. in the Waterloo Baptist Church. The Rev. Carlton Carpenter, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. A. F. Taylor, West Fayette. Burial will be in Mt. Green Cemetery, Romulus. Mr. Covert had operated a farm northwest of Romulus for 21 years. When the Seneca Ordnance took that area, he moved to Stark St., Waterloo. He was a member of the Kendaia Grange, of the Waterloo Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, of the board of trustees and the church choir. Survivors are his wife, Bertha, Waterloo; two sons, Wayne D. Covert, Albany; Erford Paul Covert, Waterloo RD; a daughter, Altha Hicks, Romulus; a brother, Leslie A. Covert, Penn Yan; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Garrison, Romulus; Mrs. Ida VanNostrand, Geneva; Mrs. Thusa Conkling, Romulus; Mrs. Alice Crane, Auburn; five nieces, three nephews, and five grandchildren.
    BERTHA:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1920
From unknown Newspaper:
Mrs. Bertha M. Covert, 70, widow of Albert J. Covert, died on Tuesday of last week after a long illness.  She was born at Newfield and had lived most of her life in Seneca County. Surviving are her daughter Mrs. Charles Hicks of Romulus, two sons, Wayne of Albany and Erford of Interlaken, two brothers, Bailey Dunning of Shortsville and Mont Dunning of Waterloo; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Coryell funeral home on last Friday at 2 p.m. and were conducted by the Rev. Andrew S. Taylor, pastor of West Fayette Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Mount Green Cemetery at Romulus. The bearers were Harold Dunning, Clayton and Clyde Van Nostrand, Francis Covert, Ralph Crane, and Alton Conkling.
5.  Alice born 12 Oct 1888 Kendaia NY; died 22 May 1959; married Chester Crane born 1886; died 20 March 1947. Both are buried in Soule Cemetery, Auburn NY.

    CHESTER and ALICE:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From Auburn Citizen Advertiser 23 May 1959
Mrs. Alice Covert Crane, 70, of 16 Grover St., died yesterday in Auburn Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Chester D. Crane. Mrs. Crane was born in Caneadea and lived in Aurelius and Throop many years. She had lived in Auburn for the past six months. Surviving are eight daughters: Mrs. Robert Bolger of Auburn, Mrs. Lane of Geneva; Mrs. Kenneth Swanson of Clyde, Mrs. Kingman Raymond of Marcellus; Mrs. Aden Van Cleef of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Clyde Walter of Rochester, Mrs. Albert Sandt of Easton, Pa., and Mrs. Frank Howell of Cato; five sons: Clair of Auburn, Ralph of Port Leyden, Clayton of Valois, Lewis of Elmira and Chester Crane, Jr., of Lincoln, Neb; one brother, Lester Covert of Penn Yan; three sisters, Mrs. Thusa Conklin of Romulus, Mrs. Ida Van Nostrand and Mrs. Lena Garrison, both of Geneva; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Langham Funeral Home. Burial will be in Soule cemetery.

From Auburn Citizen Advertiser 20 March 1947

Chester D. Crane of Bluefield Road, Town of Aurelius, died in Auburn City Hospital this morning. He had been ill five days. Born at Kendaia, he came to this area 13 years ago. He was a member of the Kendaia Baptist Church and for 20 years had been employed by the New York State Electric and Gas Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Covert Crane of Bluefield Road; six sons, Ralph D. Crane of Romulus; Clair E. Crane, Lewis G. Crane, Wilmer M. Crane and Chester T. Crane of Auburn; and Clayton E. Crane of Lodi; eight daughters, Mrs. Lee Lane of Geneva; Mrs. Kenneth Swanson of Clyde, Mrs. Kingman Raymond of Marcellus, Mrs. Aden VanCleef of Seneca Falls, Miss Edith G. Crane of Rochester, Miss Alice M. Crane of Clyde, Miss Eva I. Crane and Miss Irma M. Crane of Auburn; six brothers, Morris Crane of Geneva, Marian Crane of Fayetteville; James Crane of Romulus, Earl Crane of Odessa, Russell Crane of Friendship and Roland Crane of Trumansburg; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Langham Funeral Home, 91 East Genesee Street. Rev. Robert S. Stansfield, pastor at Second Baptist Church, will officiate.
6.  Thusa B. born 6 Oct 1890; died 11 December 1964; married Albert L. Conklin born ca 1883. Resided Kendaia NY 1919.

    THUSA:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910; 1920

    ALBERT:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1920

7.  Leslie A. born 4 Feb 1893; died May 1983 Penn Yan NY; married Hazel Pease born 15 June 1897 NY; died Mar 1983 NY.  Both are buried Bellona Cemetery, Yates Co. NY.

    LESLIE:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1910; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1920

    HAZEL:
    CENSUS: Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1920
    OBITUARY: From Finger Lakes Times 23 March 1983
Penn Yan, N. Y. - Mrs. Hazel O. Covert, 85, of Penn Yan, died Tuesday evening at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Weldon Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Passage officiating. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Covert celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Penn Yan, a member of Rudman Class of the church and had been in charge of the nursery department of the church for many years. Surviving are her husband, Leslie; three sons, Arthur, Francis and Malcolm, all of Penn Yan; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lura) Eldridge of Vienna, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Howard of Phelps, Mrs. Mary Andersen of Penn Yan and Mrs. Martin (Verna) Diedrick of Phelps; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Children of James Covert and Harriet Little:

1.  Laurence James born 11 Feb 1884; died 25 March 1959 Amsterdam NY; married (1) ca 1906 Jennie McMourne born ca 1886 NY; died 1926; daughter of Richard McMourne and Jennie (unknown); married (2) 3 May 1932 Martha Armitage who died after 1958.

    LAURENCE:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1900; Amsterdam Montgomery Co. NY 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From Amsterdam Evening Recorder 25 March 1959:
Laurence J. Covert, 75, of 5 Ellsworth St., died this morning at 7 o'clock in the Amsterdam City Hospital where he had been a patient for a month. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Covert was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 11, 1884, a son of James and Harriet Covert, and resided at Interlaken and Rotterdam Junction prior to coming to Amsterdam where he had resided for 54 years and was a well-known wholesale butcher. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Interlaken and a member of the Maccabees for over 50 years. His first wife, the former Jennie McMourn, died in 1926. May 3, 1932, he married Martha Armitage, who survives him, together with two sons, Richard J. Covert, Gloversville, and Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence W. Covert, USN, Chatham, Md; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Ward, Interlaken, and Mrs. Pearl Herrick, Gloversville; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    JENNIE:
   
CENSUS: Amsterdam Montgomery Co. NY 1910; 1920

2.  Elizabeth Phoebe born Mar 1885; died 18 October 1953; married ca 1910 Clarence Compton born ca 1887 NY; died 30 January 1961. Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery, Ovid NY.

    ELIZABETH:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1905; 1910; 1920

    CLARENCE:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910; 1920

3.  Estella Louise born 19 Nov 1886; died 5 Dec 1970 Interlaken NY; married ca 1909 Elmer Ward born 27 Feb 1883 NY; died 6 Jan 1979 Interlaken NY. Both buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    ESTELLA:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1905; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1910; 1920

    ELMER:
    CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1910; 1920

4.  Darwin Claudius born 7 October 1888 Grand Rapids, MI; died 22 May 1933; married ca 1910 Bertha Belle Predmore born Mar 1886 Valois NY; died 22 May 1933; daughter of Ansel Predmore and Sarah Melissa Losey. Both are buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    DARWIN:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1905; 1910; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1920

    BERTHA:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1920

    OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1933
Interlaken, May 22 - Three persons were killed in this village last evening at 6 o'clock when a light truck was struck by a northbound train on the Lehigh Valley railroad, the automobile ground to a mass of twisted metal and the occupants hurled from their seats. There were no eye witnesses other than the crew of the engine on the train. The accident occurred near the warehouse of the canning factory in the eastern part of the village.

Mrs. Darwin Covert was killed instantly, her husband lived but a short time, and their little daughter. Bernice, aged ten years, died within fifteen minutes after the crash. Dr. L. A. Gould was summoned but could be of no assistance. He called Coroner Dr. John Gordon of Ovid who took charge of affairs, succeeding the local police official, S. J. Hibbard, who had reached the scene soon after the accident. The Covert family lived just across the tracks and were on their way home, riding in a light truck owned by S. J. Babcock, the local meat market proprietor, by whom Mr. Covert was employed. The warehouse obstructs the view of the approaching train and the auto was caught squarely on the tracks, within plain sight of the Covert home. The family has lived in the house for the past ten years. Among the survivors are four more boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Covert, Kenneth, Floyd, Lester and Lawrence, their ages running between 12 and 21 years. Mr. Covert is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Compton and Mrs. Elmer Ward, both of this village, Mrs. George Herrick of Syracuse and another at present in the hospital at Seneca Falls. Mrs. Covert has a sister, Mrs. Frank McPherson and two brothers, Fred Predmore of Geneva and Orrin Predmore of Interlaken. Coroner Gordon has announced that an inquest will be held. The arrangements for the funeral have not been announced. The bodies were turned over to the local undertaker, Lynn Stewart, who is also the mayor of the village. A crowd of large proportions gathered immediately and remained at the scene long after the bodies were removed. The train was stopped and backed to the crossing, remaining a half hour after the accident.
5.  Cora May; died young.

6.  Pearl May born 1893; died after 1958; married (1) Frank Rolfe born ca 1888 SD; son of Harriet (unknown); married (2) George Herrick.

    PEARL:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1905; 1910; Gloverville Fulton Co. NY 1920

    FRANK:
    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910; Gloverville Fulton Co. NY 1920

7.  Jennie Augusta born June 1894; married Amsterdam NY 24 October 1917; died 22 Sep 1949; married Emil Von Bergen.

   
JENNIE:
   
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1900; 1905
    MARRIAGE NOTICE: From Amsterdam Evening Recorder 24 October 1917:
Emil Van Bergen and Miss Jennie Covert were married this afternoon at the Second Presbyterian manse by the Rev. Dr. Henry T. McEwen. Mrs. Carrie Kalk, a sister of the groom, and Miss Mildred Rivenburg were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Van Bergen will make their home in this city.
    OBITUARY:  From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1949
Seneca Falls, Sept. 23 - Fatally beaten and stabbed, the body of Jennie A. VonBergen, 23  Washington St., 54-year old mother of six, was discovered last night in a car parked in a lonely lane near the barge canal here. Held on a charge of murder, first degree, is Myron Durling, 65, a neighbor of the dead woman. Durling was arrested last night, within four hours after the body was discovered by a man who peered into the rear seat of a car parked near the canal. District Attorney Henry W. Koch, Seneca Falls, said today Durling has admitted killing Mrs. VonBergen about 10:30 Wednesday night. Durling said, according to Mr. Koch, he attacked Mrs. VonBergen when they quarreled after being together all day on a ride to Ithaca and back.

Seneca County Coroner Clarence Conkey said today an autopsy performed this morning disclosed that Mrs. VonBergen died from a broken neck and a stab wound in the neck. He said he believed she had lived for about 15 minutes after the attack. Dr. Irving Derby, Wayne county pathologist and Dr. David Koch of Seneca Falls performed the autopsy.

Police said Durling told them he attacked Mrs. VonBergen with a hunting knife he carried in his car. He then threw the knife into the canal, he was said to have told police. The weapon has not yet been found.

Durling, a carpenter who lives at 27 Washington St., Seneca Falls, was held under police guard in Seneca Falls hospital overnight. It was expected that he would be discharged and arraigned sometime today. Police found Durling in bed when they went to his house last night. He had called a doctor, saying he had been in an automobile accident. He was scratched and cut on his face, neck and arms, police said.

Finder of Mrs. VonBergen's body was Harry Cator, 21, of 22 Seneca St., Seneca Falls. Walking near the canal, Cator told police he had been sighting in a rifle by aiming it across the canal. When he saw a car parked in the lane, between the canal and Restvale cemetery, about 200 yards east of the village disposal plant. Cator told police he walked over and looked in. On the rear seat of the car, covered with a coat, he found Mrs. Von Bergen's body. Police said the body was covered with Mrs. Von Bergen's own dark brown gabardine coat. They reported that the rear seat of the 1936 car, said to be owned by Durling, was flecked with blood spots. Blood had seeped under the left rear door and formed a pool on the running board, officers said.

Mrs. VonBergen's husband, Emil, was notified of the tragedy while at work in the Seneca Knitting Mill here. One son, James, was called from the Seneca Bowling alleys about 8 p.m., to be told of his mother's death. Cator, on finding the body, called state police of the Waterloo substation. Tpr. Thomas Mangan and Ptlm. Charles Flynn of the Seneca Falls force, were the first officers to reach the scene. They were soon joined by Tpr. Richard Voigt and Sgt. Peter Suglia, also of the local force. Within a short time after discovery of the body, Seneca Falls Police James Woods and Lt. James Russell, Zone 3 state police commander, had directed the arrest of Durling. Taken to the hospital, Durling was guarded overnight by Sgt. Suglia and Tpr. Voigt. Tpr. Voigt continued the vigil this morning, aided by local Ptlm. Carl Frappolli. Officials said a re-enactment of the alleged murder would be carried out as soon as Durling was discharged from the hospital. Towed to a garage, the car in which Mrs. Von Bergen's body was found was impounded for possible evidence. The victim's body was taken to the Sanderson funeral home, where today's autopsy was performed. Durling's wife, Ruth, is an invalid, officials said. Police said last night's tragedy was the first murder in the village in 23 years.

MURDER SUSPECT'S CUTS "SELF INFLICTED" OFFICIALS CHARGE

Myron Durling, 65, inflicted wounds on himself after murdering Mrs. Jennie Von Bergen, State Police Lt. James Russell said today after Durling had been taken to the lonely lane where Mrs. Von Bergen's body was found last night in Durling's car. Held on a charge of first degree murder, Durling, who is said to have admitted attacking Mrs. Von Bergen, revisited the scene this morning.

Earlier, police said, Durling had claimed that wounds, which sent him to Seneca Falls hospital last night, had been inflicted by Mrs. VonBergen during a quarrel. He left the hospital under heavy police guard this morning to retrace his movements of the fatal night.

Durling was outwardly calm today as he pointed out the position of his car which was found about ten feet from the edge of the Barge canal, just south of Restvale cemetery. Some of the scene is a wild, brush-clogged plot of ground with eroded banks and scattered stone. Durling showed police the plot on the canal's bank from which he said he "threw, with all his might," his hunting knife. The knife, police charge, is the one which was used in stabbing Mrs. Von Bergen. Police were unsuccessful this morning in their search for the death weapon. They were also unable to find a single-edge razor blade with which Durling had said Mrs. Von Bergen had attacked him. Durling has seven cuts on his neck, left and right wrist and left forearm. He had also complained of internal injuries near his left breast. A single-edge razor blade was found by Lt. Russell in the glove compartment of Durling's car. Durling told police that he "couldn't remember" what happened to the razor blade allegedly used by his victim. He said, however, he thought "he threw it away."

When confronted with the razor blade found in the car, Durling told Lt. Russell that it may have been the weapon in question. The blade is being sent by State Police to their crime laboratory for stain analysis. It will be attempted to determine if the blade bears any evidence of blood stain. Durling also admitted to police, they said, that he had a razor blade in the car's compartment on the night of the murder. He also told police, officials reported, that Mrs. VonBergen was murdered about 10:30 Wednesday night. He is said to have wandered about the area near Restvale cemetery until the next day, when he went home.

Physicians at Seneca Falls hospital indicated today that the lacerations on Durling's left wrist are of sufficient severity to keep him in the hospital at least one more day. After returning from the death scene this morning, Durling was taken to District Attorney Henry W. Koch's offices here. Accompanying Durling during the crime's reconstruction were Police Chief James S. Woods, Lt. Russell, Tpr. Fred Wilson, BCI, Tpr. I. M. Hicks, and Ptlmen. Carl Frappolli and Anthony Casamassima. No motive has yet been established for the murder, officials said this afternoon.

Private funeral for Mrs. Von Bergen will be held in the Doran funeral home, at 4 E. Bayard St. at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. M. Dennis Lee. rector of Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Restvale cemetery. Survivors, beside her husband, Emil J. VonBergen, are two daughters, Mrs. Richard DiToto, and Mrs. Laverne Wilson; four sons, John, Robert, James, and William, all of Seneca Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Herrick, Gloversville; Mrs. Elmer Ward,  Interlaken; and Mrs. Clarence Compton of Ovid; and a brother, Laverne Covert, Amsterdam.

Children of Ernest Blauvelt and Anna Maria Covert:

1. Edna born Oct 1879 NY; married after 1900 (1) Hiram Chase born Mar 1873 MI; died before 1910; probably son of Edwin Chase and Elizabeth (unknown); married (2) before 1920 (2) Archie Southwick who died before 1920..

    EDNA:
    CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; 1900; 1910; also Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900 with Frank Scott; Schenectady Schenectady Co. 1920

    HIRAM:
   
CENSUS: Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1880; Willard Seneca Co. NY 1900;

2. Estella born Apr 1882; married Alonzo French born ca 1883 NY; died before 1942.

     ESTELLA:
    CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1900; also Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900 with Frank Scott; Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1910; 1920

    ALONZO:
    CENSUS: Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1910; 1920

Children of Darwin Claudius Covert and Helena Van Horn:

1.  Jennie Elizabeth born 28 Jan 1891; died May 1986 Monroe Co. NY; married 19 July 1919 at Rochester NY Earl Leslie Dey born 20 Feb 1889; died Aug 1971 Rochester NY; son of John Dey and Lora Carter.

    JENNIE:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1920;

    EARL:
    CENSUS: Allen Twp. Allegany Co. NY 1900; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1920

2.  Lottie Lee born 26 Nov 1892; died 28 Jan 1989; married 20 Oct 1923 Henry Harman born 20 Sep 1889 Avon NY; died 12 Oct 1980 Rochester NY; son of Jerimia Harman and Mary Sweeny.

    LOTTIE:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1920

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 October 1923
A double wedding took place in the Lodi Methodist church on Oct. 20th, when Miss Lottie Lee Covert, daughter of Darwin Covert of Ovid, was married to Henry A. Harman of Rochester; and Miss Mildred J. Farr, daughter of Charles Farr of Lodi, was married to Floyd Darwin Covert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Covert. Rev. H. D. Smith and Rev. Proseus officiated.
3.  Harold James born 11 June 1895; died 8 Sep 1895. Buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

4.  Floyd Darwin born 27 Aug 1896; died 26 Feb 1954 Syracuse NY; married 20 Oct 1923 Mildred Josephine Farr born 14 Sep 1899 Lodi NY; died there Aug 1994; daughter of Charles Sumner Farr and Sarah Ann Essom.

    FLOYD:
    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1954
Lodi, N. Y. - Funeral arrangements were incomplete today for Floyd Covert, N. Main St., who died at Good Shepherd Hospital, Syracuse, Friday night, after a short illness. He was born at Willard and had lived all his life in this vicinity. Survivors are his widow, Mildred Farr Covert; two sons, James, Lodi, and Floyd, Jr., Syracuse; his father, Darwin Covert, Ovid; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Dey and Mrs. Henry Hermann, both of Rochester.
    MILDRED:
   
CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920
    MARRIAGE NOTICE; See sister, Lottie Lee.

5.  Katheryne Lettie born 14 Feb 1900; died 4 Oct 1900. Buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900

6.  George Claudius born 24 May 1903; died before 1910.

7.  Esther Helene born 2 Sep 1904; died 24 Sep 1905. Buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

8.  Frederica Irene born 21 June 1909; died 14 Sep 1910. Buried Ovid Union Cemetery.

    CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1910

Children of Frank Scott and Nettie Covert:

1.  Audrey born Jan 1895 Rotterdam Junction NY; died 22 June 1991; married William H. Casey born ca 1892 NY; died 1962.

    AUDREY:
    CENSUS: Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900; 1910; 1920
    OBITUARY: From Schenectady Gazette 24 June 1991

A service will be held for Mrs. Audrey Scott Casey, 96, of 1253 Wing Ave, who died Saturday at St. Clare's Hospital after a short illness. Born in Rotterdam Junction, Mrs. Casey lived in Schenectady most of her life. In the early 1900's she worked for the former B & M Railroad in Rotterdam Junction. She was also an elections inspector for several years in the ward. Her husband, William H Casey, died in 1962. Survivors include a son, William B. Casey of Melbourne, Fla; three daughters, Audrey Preston of Pisedco, Hamilton County and Kathleen Isabella and Lorraine Zotta, both of Schenectady; a sister, Marian Glindmyer of Scotia; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. The service will be held at 9:30am Wednesday at the Gleason Funeral Home, 730 Union St. Burial will be in Memory's Garden in Colonie. The calling hours will be from 7 to 9 pm tomorrow at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Clare's Hospital Foundation.
    WILLIAM:
    CENSUS: Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1910; 1920

2.  Marian born Nov 1899 Rotterdam Junction NY; died 20 Nov 1996; married Chester C. Glindmyer born 26 Aug 1899 NY; died October 1964; son of Ferdinand Glindmyer and Louisa (unknown).

    MARIAN:
   
CENSUS: Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920
    OBITUARY: From Schenectady Gazette 21 November 1996

Scotia--Mrs. Marian Scott Glindmyer, 97, of Larkin Street, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. Born in Rotterdam Junction, Mrs. Glindmyer was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the First Reformed Church and served on its Dutch Fair Committees. Her husband, Chester C. Glindmyer died in 1964. Survivors include four grandsons, Charles L Abraham of Acton, Ma, Robert S. Abraham of Harvard, MA, Richard A Abraham of Reading , Ma and Roger W. Abraham of East Hampton, CT. and 8 great grandchildren.Funeral will be at the Bekkering Ellis Funeral home, 1 Mohawk Ave. Burial will be in Memory's Gardens, Colonie. Calling hours will be after 11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
    CHESTER:
   
CENSUS: Glenville Schenectady Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920

3.  Clyde F. born ca 1909; died 5 March 1969 PA; married Mary DeFelippo.

    CENSUS: Rotterdam Schenectady Co. NY 1910, 1920

From Schenectady Gazette 10 March 1969
Died March 5, 1969, at Cozer Medical Center, Pennsylvania, Clyde F. Scott of Second Avenue, Media, Pennsylvania, formerly of Schenectady, husband of Mary DeFelippo Scott; father of Allen Scott of Texas, Mrs. Peter Gabriel; stepfather of Charles Bayork; brother of Mrs. Audrey Casey, all of Schenectady, Mrs. Marion Glindmeyer of Scotia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the DeMarco Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Heiderberg Av., with the Reverend Roy Kaulman officiating. Interment Memory's Gardens Cemetery.



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