I have good news for the researches of the Brockett family.
I have genealogical information about your family that came from their very hand.
If you are a descendant then I have even better news for you. The information came in aremarkable antique photo album from the Brockett /Dempster family.
I am Robert D. King and in my travels, I see family photos lost in antique stores and for sale on ebay. I think that is sad knowing that there are family tree researchers and descendants, that would treasure those photos. So I have decided to try and do something about it by returning as many as I can to their rightful families.
So I buy photos with names and dates or places on them and list them on my webpage, so descendants of these lost souls can find them and bring them home. The thousands of photographs are mostly from the 1800's and include Tintypes, Daguerreotypes, Cabinet Cards, Carte-de-visites, Personal Picture Postcards, Photo Albums and Yearbooks.
Recently I located The Photo Album of the Dempster/ Brockett Families from New York
This ( 6 x 7 x 2 inch) album has green background and gold flower border.
The inside cover has the signature of Hattie Dempster
and the date of Christmas Day, 1877.
There are 48 cdvs in the album.
The names in the album are:
Aunt Sarah Brockett in a photo from Little Falls, New York
on the back it says Sarah Brockett died Nov. 8th, 1880 at age 52
Will Jackson in a photo from Elgin, Illinois in 1877
Albert Fox in a photo from Gloversville, New York
Lillian Van Denburg in a photo from Gloversville, New York
Joe Wyatt (about 18) in a photo from Fort Plane, New York
A girl in a studio portrait from Warwick County Leamington
which is a spa town in England, known for the medicinal qualities of its water
Nellie Realer in a photo from Little Falls, New York
Joe Wyatt (about 20 years old) in a photo with no location
Mrs. Emma Smith Gros in a photo from Troy, New York
Aunt Sarah Cockreill (born about 1826 in England )
in a photo from Fort Plane, New York
Jane Walrath in a photo with no location
Toddler in a photo from Fort Plane, New York
on back it says Bertha Floyd 2 years 4 months (Hatties daughter)
Aunt Grace Dempster in a photo from Lockport, New York
Frank Pealer (Realer?) in a photo from Little Falls, New York
Delos Cockreill (born Jun 1859 in Palatine, New York)
Will Cockreill in a photo from Cooperstown, New York
(Willard Cockreill born 1 Dec 1860 in New York)
Helena Perkins in a photo from Newark, New Jersey
Kirton & Will Perkins in a photo from Newark, New Jersey
Edith Caldwell in a photo from Chicago, Illinois
(on back Edith Cadwell eight months)
Aunt Emma Michael and no location
Miss Van Denburg in a photo from Fort Edwards, New York
Aunt Ruth Brockett in a photo from Johnsville, New York
Lillian Van Denburg in a photo from Albany, New York
Floyd Michael in a photo with no location
Lilah Dempster in a photo with no location
Bertha (Hatties daughter) in a photo with no location
In addition 14 names were found without photos.
They are My Great grandfather Kirton, My Grandma Dempster,
My Grandma Brockett, Sarah Goodbread, Uncle Clinton Brockett,
Uncle Reuben Michael twice, Aunt Keziah Wyatt, Asa Cole,
Rutherford Van Denburg, Laura Lyker, Jake Richard,
Bertha Floyd and K H S Brome.
And eight more photos with locations from Gloversville, Little Falls, Fort Plane,
Johnsville Lockport and Potsdam, New York, Lake City, Minnesota & Benton Harbor, Michigan
According to the 1892 History of Montgomery County, New York by Washington Frothingham
Hattie Dempster was the daughter of James W. Dempster b: 11 Dec 1817 in NY & Theresa Brockett b: About 1818 in New York. She married Dwight E. Floyd b: 4 Aug 1845 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., New York. They were married in 1878 and had Bertha Floyd and John D. Floyd.
Hatties mom Theresa had a sister named Sarah Louisa Brockett (Aunt Sarah) who was born 17 Jun 1828 in Brocketts, Bridge, New York and a brother (Hatties uncle) Clinton Brockett was born 6 Nov 1826 in Brocketts Bridge, New York. Clinton married Ruth Hayes (Hatties Aunt Ruth Brockett).
Walter Cockreill resided in Palatine, Montgomery, New York in 1880. He was born about 1820 in England. He married Sarah Cockerel and they had Delos Cockreill b. Jun 1859 in Palatine,New York, Willard Cockreill b. 1 Dec 1860 in New York & Amelia Cockerel b. abt 1863 in New York.
Lillian T. Van Denburg was born 2 Apr 1863 in Bleecker, Fulton County, New York to Hiram Van Denburg b. Abt 21 Apr 1832 in Northumberland, Saratoga County, New York and
Prudence Elizabeth Van Denburg b. 27 Oct 1835 in Hope Falls, New York. She married Walton E. Werner b. 12 Nov 1855 in Gloversville, New York. She died 27 June 1927 in Northville, Fulton County, New York. She had a brother named Rutherford Van Denburg 1876 in Bleecker, New York.
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