Goeweys of Rensselaer County NY
My g-g-grandmother was Ella May GOEWEY(5/28/1862-10/19/1933)in Troy, NY area. Married Alexander S. ALLEN 12/25/1883, and they had 2 children: Cora May ALLEN (12/2/1884-8/22/1947), and Alexander S."Eck" ALLEN(11/5/1888-5/19/1935). Ella had a brother, David M. GOEWEY (1850-1910), who was a blacksmith in Speigletown, NY. Ella's parents were (?)John B. GOEWEY and Abigail Sabina OSTRANDER. My grandmother thought John's dates were circa 1818-1895. Abigail OSTRANDER was John GOEWEY's second wife; he had 2 children by his first wife, name unknown: George B. GOEWEY and Mary E. GOEWEY ROBINSON. Mary had a daughter named Ardith R.MOSLEY. Two cousins signed Ella GOEWEY's autograph book in 1880-1881: Libbie A., married a FRAHM and lived in Chicago, and Jennie. Any help with John (if that is his name) and his ancestors would be appreciated. Supposedly, an ancestor named Barent GOEWEY served in the NY militia during the Revolutionary War. There is a certificate in the Comptroller's Office, vol. 5, folio 116, that has his name on it- he signed with an X. Contact me at [email protected] Thanks!