I have since learned the following about Alice DEBOW nee BEVANS and her family.
Alice DEBOW nee BEVANS is the first born child of William BEVANS and his second wife.
Alice's mother was second wife Hannah MESSINGER b. 1828/29.Married William BEVANS somewhere between spring 1845 & Feb 1847.
William BEVANS' first wife was Lucinda nee unknown.Probable marriage abt Jun 1842.Lucinda b. abt. Nov 1821d. 19 Feb 1845 NY.Also, a child of William and Lucinda, John b. abt. Mar 1843 d. 15 Aug 1843.
Siblings of Alice now known:
Elizabeth b. 1844 d. ?Half sister from first marriage.
Caroline Helena b. 15 Feb 1849 NYd. 17 Apr 1929 NJ M1~ James N. HILLM2~Silas Daniel FARRAND
Charles b. 1851d. bef 1910M~Salinda SPRINGSTEEN
Franklin b. abt Nov 1853d. 4 May 1854
Jennie b. 1869d. ?
Lucinda, John and Franklin are buried together at the Old Lutheran Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ. There are also some MESSINGERs [various spellings] buried here.A transcript of the people buried here can be found at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~apassageintime/cemetery.htmlhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~apassageintime/cemetery.html
The lady who ran this site passed away May 2003, so the site may eventually be taken down.Do visit it soon if you are researching families in this area of NY/NJ.
I would still like to know when and where Alice DEBOW died.
What became of her and James DEBOW's daughters Grace b. Nov 1881 NY,Minnie b. Oct 1886 NY & Martha b. Mar 1889 NY
Is the family story that Alice DEBOW was the first woman principal of a Suffern, NY academy/high school true?
Who are the parents of Alice's parents,William BEVANS and Hannah MESSINGER?