Cathy, Here's a proposed posting
Where to post: Oswego County, New York and Everts message boards in GenForum
Names of Interest: BASCOMB, EVERTS, EVARTS, LAW, WHITNEY, GOSS, FRANKLIN, REED, STARR, WOLCOTT
In the 1820C Mexico, Oswego, New York there are two heads of household named Luther Everts. One is Luther, son of Samuel Gillette Everts. Elizabeth M. Simpson in her work, Mexico, Mother of Towns, found that in 1804 Samuel G. and Ebenezer Everts came to Mexico from Salisbury, CT. "The two brothers had lost their wives in a fever epidemic in 1801, Samuel G. being left with a family of nine: Elijah, Samuel G. Jr., Walter, Luther, Electa, Sarah, Asenath, Olive, and Julia while Ebenezer had six children: Mary or 'Polly', Waita,Melinda, Ebenezer, Jr., Frederick and Philo."
The other Luther in the census is next to Cornelius Whitney. Cornelius is likely the father of James Whitney who married Betsey Law. James died in 1817. Betsey Law Whitney married 2nd Luther Everts. This Luther Everts is no longer in Mexico, New York in 1830, but can be found elsewhere:
1830C EVERTS Luther LeRoy Genesee NY 1120001-1101001 (m 40-49 f 40-49)
Simon, Henry, & John Law on same page. Ages fit Luther, Betsey, Whitney and Everts children.
1840C EVERETTS Luther 29 Covington Genesee NY 0011101-00111001
(m 40-49 f50-59) A few miles from Pavilion, NY where James Whitney died.
1850C EVERETTS Luther Covington Wyoming NY57 Conn.
1850C EVERETTS Elizabeth Covington Wyoming NY 67 Mass.
1850C WHITNEY ?Effa Covington Wyoming NY 12 NY
1860C FRANKLIN S.Allen Center Allegany NY24 NY
1860C FRANKLIN EllenAllen Center Allegany NY20 NY
1860C FRANKLIN HarlowAllen Center Allegany NY2 NY
1860C EVERTS LutherAllen Center Allegany NY66 Conn.
1860C EVERTS BetseyAllen Center Allegany NY76 NY
1860C FRANKLIN Benj.Allen Center Allegany NY64 NY
1860C FRANKLIN ChloeAllen Center Allegany NY54 NY
1870C FRANKLIN SpencerAngelica Allegany NY42 NY
1870C FRANKLIN EllenAngelica Allegany NY40 NY
1870C FRANKLIN HarlowAngelica Allegany NY12 NY
1870C EVERTS LutherAngelica Allegany NY78 IOWA?
1870C FRANKLIN CloeAngelica Allegany NY66 NY
1870C WHITNEY? PrattAngelica Allegany NY25 NY
Here are the children of James Whitney and Betsey Law:
FIDELIA WHITNEY. B. Sept. 6, 1801 at Granville, N.Y.
ALVIN WHITNEY. B. in 1803. M. Betsy COOK. D. Feb. 5, 1883. They
had eleven children.
CHAUNCEY WHITNEY. B. 1805 at Granville.
FILINDA (PHILINDA) WHITNEY. B. at Granville. M. Joel B. GOSS I. Lived at Vernon, Mich. (George and Martha were married by Joel B Goss - lived with him and his wife and are included in 1850 census, in Vernon Mich. As part of their household.)
Dr. LUTHER DAY WHITNEY. B. Mar. 13, 1810, at Granville. M. (1) Jan.,
1835, to Aroline PERRIN, at Troy, Mich.; (2) Mar. 28, 1847, to Elvira DAY,
at Lakeville, Mich. D. Dec. (or Sept.) 11, 1876, at Grand Blanc, Mich.
Aroline Perrin was the daughter of Calvin PERRIN of Troy, and d. in Dec. 1844.
Dr. JAMES PUFFER WHITNEY. B. at Mexico, N.Y. Lived in Romeo, Mich.
Here are the known and suspected children of Luther Everts and Betsey Law Whitney:
Hiram Evarts. Moved to Michigan in 1840.
Laura Ann Evarts. 1825-1881/82
m. William ARNOLD III, d. at Lapeer, Mich. (obit for Laura mentions ''Her family name was Evarts, and she was a half sister to Rev. L. D. Whitney)
Charles B. Evarts.
Ellen Evarts. M. Spencer Franklin, Bradford, Pa.
Loren Evarts. M. Harriet Crocker, at Pavilion, N.Y.
George W. Everts.
A Solomon Everts appears in Shiawassee, Michigan 1850C. Same county as George W. Everts and Philinda Whitney Goss, his half-sister. Could this Solomon be named for his grandfather? Could the grandfather Solomon have named his son after his older brother Luther who removed to N.C.?
George W. Everts/Evarts b. 1828, Paris, Oneida, New York. George m. Martha Bascomb in 1850 Vernon, Shiawassee, Michigan. George died in the civil war - October 17, 1862, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa. Martha died February 02, 1864, leaving their boys orphaned.
1860C Clifton, Pierce, Wisconsin
=-2 houses away:
Who were the parents of this Luther Evarts?
Luther EVARTS, b. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 27, 1793
From Whitney Research Group:
1433. JAMES WHITNEY (Cornelius, Matthias, Cornelius, Joshua, John), b. Kill-
ingley, Conn., Aug. 27, 1779; m. at Wells, Vt., 1800, Betsey LAW, b. in 1779; d. May
26, 1863, at Pavilion, NY. She m. 2d at Mexico, Luther EVARTS, b. Hartford, Conn.,
Aug. 27, 1793; d. Aug. 2, 1873, at Angelica, NY; was a carpenter.James was a
carpenter.He d. Mar, 1817; res. Granville and Mexico, N.Y.
Luther EVERTS (Son of Samuel G.) b. 1785 in Salisbury, Connecticut; d. 1858 in Mexico, Oswego, N.Y. m. Anna COOK, had children
Riley EVERTS b: 20 FEB 1820 in Mexico, N.Y.
Lorenzo EVERTS b: 1827 in Mexico, N.Y.
Charles Luther EVERTS b: 1838 in Mexico, N.Y.
Amanda EVERTS b: 1838 in Mexico, N.Y.
The above is not the Luther of interest here so Samuel G. Everts is ruled out. Probably not Samuel G.’s brother Ebenezer either as his family is well documented too.
Other Everts/Evarts settlers to the central New York region in the early 1800’s were Gilbert, Henry, and Solomon Everts.
From USGenWeb Oswego, New York: The first permanent white settler in Scriba outside the military post of Oswego was Henry Everts, who located with his family in the southwest part of the town, near the river, in 1798. “Here he felled the first tree cut by a white man, and while it was falling, although he was entirely alone, with no whiteperson within several miles, he took off his hat, swung it around his head, and made the forest ring with his cheers. It is said of him that, having no seed with which to start a meadow, he went farther down the stream, cut up sods from some grassy spots there, and transplanted them to his own land. A few years later he removed to the town of Oswego. His son Henry, jr., was the first white child born in Scriba.
Another Everts settler to the area who could have been the father of Luther is Solomon b. Feb. 24, 1765. “Solomon removed to Mexico, New York” according to “John Evarts of Guilford, Connecticut and his Descendants”, compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smith. Solomon’s ancestry from this source:
Solomon 1765 - ? ,
Samuel 1742-1817 (& Leah Bishop m. 1758, d. 1819),
Samuel 1702-1788 (& Ruth Dudley d. 1736)
Daniel 1666-1751 (& Mary West m. 1700),
Daniel 1645-1692 (& Rebecca Dowd m. 1663, d. 1703),
John 16?? -1669 (& Elizabeth ? m. 1663, d. 1688).
Solomon and his siblings (all b. Guilford, New Haven, CT) from a Gedcom:
Luther EVARTS b: 17 Jan 1759 removed to Washington, N.C.
Martin EVARTS b: Dec 1760 removed to Athens, NY
Solomon EVARTS b: 21 Feb 1763 removed to Mexico, NY
Augustus EVARTS b: 6 May 1765 removed to NY
Ruth EVARTS Dec. 12, 1769 unmarried
Marcia EVARTS b: 22 May 1772 m. William Starr
Joel EVARTS b: 6 Apr 1775 removed to Madison, Connecticut
Linus EVARTS b: Sep 1777 removed to Ohio
Sarah EVARTS b: 1779-1780 m. Amos Dudley
Lucia EVARTS b: 15 Aug 1783 m. Joseph Everts, Jr.
Erastus Stone was born in Greenville, Greene county, in 1791 and came to Scriba with his father in 1804. He was a surveyor and assisted in laying out roads in this town and in Volney.In 1818 he married Alma, daughter of Solomon Everts, one of the pioneers of Mexico. Later hebuilt a saw mill and for several years carried on an extensive lumber business.He was a large fruit grower, a respected farmer, owned a large tract of land on lots 23, 24 and 44, and died May 22, 1870. (Notable that Solomon owned land on lot no. 54, adjacent to lot no. 44.)
Solomon is on the 1811 tax list and the 1814 Landowners list for the Oneida county towns of Mexico, New Haven, Volney, and Scriba. Solomon disappears thereafter and Luther appears on the 1820 census for Mexico, Oswego (400010-10010).
Can you make the connection?