I am very interested in what you may have found, as I have been researching yet another HUNGERFORD/ROYCE connection:
Uriah HUNGERFORD (b 3 Sep 1786, Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, d. 18 Aug 1873, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan)
His second wife was Betsy ROYCE (b 1789, d 1831 per DAR lineage listing #64655).
Uriah's mother, Elizabeth SEELEY HUNGERFORD, moved to Paris, Oneida County, New York, c. 1799, following the death of her husband, and I'm guessing Uriah was in tow.His daughter Mary Ann was born in New York c. Aug 1811, and he served in the New York Militia in the War of 1812, but I can't place his exact location until 1818, when he and his brothers settled in Henderson, Jefferson County.
Uriah HUNGERFORD and Betsy ROYCE had the following children I'm aware of:
1.Hannah HUNGERFORD, b. c. 1818, d. 4 May 1822 2.Lovina HUNGERFORD, b. 1824, d. after Oct 1894, m. 1st Riley STILWILL, 2nd Elias Slocum WOODMAN (whose first wife had been her half-sister Mary Ann).
My underlying interest is in discovering the identity of Uriah's first wife, who was Mary Ann's mother and my ancestor.Naturally, she is the only one of his four wives for whom I can't even find a name.I feel there's an excellent chance he met and married both this wife and Betsy ROYCE in Oneida county, and have been chasing down ROYCEs in hopes that learning more about Betsy will yield some good clues as to her predecessor.
Noting that Betsy was probably around 27 when she married Uriah, I also have some suspicion that ROYCE could have been a prior married name.
I'm giving myself a headache. :)Would love to compare notes about the HUNGERFORD/ROYCE connection.Thanks!