My Great Grandfather married Emma Ann Miller, Granddaughter of Elizabeth Jane (Van Valkenburg) Adamy. Emma Ann Miller’s parents were Matthew and Hannah (Mentar/Menton) Miller. My 4th Great Grandparents are Francis and Nellie (Brewer)Van Valkenburg but have not been able to link it to the VV geneaology. I offer the following data/information as proof.
1855 NY Census for the town of Portville, Cattaraugus County, NY:Hannah is listed as a Miller at age 13 – which I know to be the correct age for her as a Miller - with John and Jane Adamy. Jane is age 31 and list her place of birth as Washington Co. NY. There is one other child, a son, Francis that is age 11. He dies in the Civil War. Also listed in that census as head of household is a Francis H. Van Valkinburg, age 22, who lists his place of birth as Wyoming Co. NY. Listed with Francis H. and Prudence L. is an elderly Francis, age 76, born in Washington Co. NY. Relationship to Francis H. is listed as father. His mother is listed as Nelly, age 61, with unknown birthplace. Francis H. and Prudence L. Have three children : John A., age 6; Huldah J., age 5; Eliva A., age 4/12.
1850 US Census for the town of Portville, Cattaraugus Co. NY, Page 126, Dwelling 99, Family 99 lists F. Van Vantternberg, age 72 as head of household. Nelly is age 63. With them is a Hannah Minten at age 9 and a William Nichols at age 7.Family 100 lists Francis and Prudence Van Valkenberg two children: Asel, age 2 and Huldah, age 6/12.
Surrogate Court Records of Cattaragus County, NY – Petition of Annie Putney – married a second time – dated 30 November 1897 notes death of Jane Adamy of Ceres, McKean Co. PA as “her daughter and no other hiers at law or next of kin. Petition filed for personal property left in PA that was unadministered and that was brought into Cattaraugus County, NY.” Francis Van Valkenburg and John H. Under of Portville, Cattaraugus Co. NY assigned as sureties and Walter Cole of Ceres, Allegany Co. NY as administrator.
McKean County, PA Register of Deaths, Book #1: Death Certificate of Elizabeth J. Adamy. Age 73; Date of Death 10 Oct 1897; Place of Death is Ceres, PA; Place of Birth is White Hall, NY.
Town of Portville, Cattaraugus Co. NY: Death Certificate of Francis H. Valkenburg. Age 82 years, 3 months, 18 days; Date of Death 17 Jan 1910; Place of Death is Portville, Cattaraugus Co. NY; Date of Birth is 30 Sept 1828; Place of Birth is Pike, Wyoming Co. NY; Father is Francis Van Valkinburg; Mother is Nellie Brewer.
Additional Notes: Nellie (Brewer) Van Valkinburg lists that she is mother to 11 children in 1865 NY Census and living with Francis H. The elder Francis is deceased. There is reason to believe, in addition to Elizabeth Jane and Francis H., John Van Valkinburg also of Portville, NY may be another child but have not proved this as yet. Additional information avaialable on request.
Need help in identifying Francsi and Nellie (Brewer) Van Valkenburg's parents.