Sarah ESMAY Nellis was born Feb 19, 1848 in Montgomery co New York. Parents were: father: William Nellis b. 1821 son of Joseph Nellis and Maria Fox. mother: Lucretia
(Is there an Esmay married to a Richardson??? Because someone said that Lucretia's name was Richardson. Maybe Esmay is her grandmother's or grandfather's name.)
I can't imagine anyone just sticking the name of Esmay in the middle of someone's name unless there was a connection somewhere.
Since Lucretia was married before the 1850 census I'm having a difficult time finding her parents and siblings. The next door county is Schoharie where there are a lot of Esmay families but so far I haven't connected her to any of them.