The very large Record family is heavily represented in Rensselaer County, New York, just east across the Hudson River from Saratoga County, New York.Wayville, Saratoga County, New York, is located on a historic rail line.
The Record (Rickard) family arrived as pioneers from London, Middlesex County, England, into Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in the seventeenth century shortly after English colonization.Rickard children are documented to have married descendants of three passengers on the Mayflower, the first ship of English colonization.
The Record family has traveled for three centuries with Rhode Island families associated with that colony's founder, the Rev. Roger Williams.As Baptists, birth records are not maintained in churches.As a matter of doctrine, Baptists practice adult baptism and do not baptise or christen children.This makes genealogical work difficult as birth records are maintained by parents in their family Bibles, retained in their houses.
From Rhode Island, the Record family traveled by sea up the Hudson River first to Dutchess County, New York, then a hundred miles upriver to Rensselaer County.From there, the Record family has disseminated westward throughout North America.
One branch of the Rensselaer Record family moved to Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.I note the Pennsylvania birth mentioned by Patty.Surely the Towanda families were happy to make summertime visits to relatives in the pre-Revolutionary spa of Saratoga Springs.
The Record family has a four-century tradition of industrial prowess and penetration into the professions.