How or where does one find records prior to 1838 for Franklin & St. Lawrence County, NY?
Hiram Wheeler Barlow (28 Sep 1820-27 Aug 1876) and his ancestry (parents).
- It is believed he was born in upstate New York, USA. State Census records record St. Lawrence County, military records say Malone, Franklin County.
- Both genealogical societies report they have no records of him or his parents.
I can trace him after he and his family settled in Oswego, Oswego Co., New York, but not before than, except for his participation in the Battle of the Windmill in 1838.
It is believed he married Mary CUMMINS/COMMINS of Augusta, Grenville, Ontario, Canada daugther of James CUMMINS and Charity ROOD/ROODE/RUDE. It is there in Canada where they had there first three children, Harriet, Henryett, and Hervey. The other two are believed to have been born in Oswego, NY, Aseneth, and Hiram Jr. after which Mary died.
He married second to Mary Frances SANTEE-MORROW. Two additional children were born to this second marriage, Ziplha, and Hettie.
I have been told that his parents where Noah Barlow and Mary Dempsey Adams, also his mother was actually a Wheeler. So far to date I've found no records or documentation on either.
Would love to learn more about Hiram Wheeler Barlow and his ancestry (parents) and also that of his first wife Mary CUMMINS. Also, would love to document Their marriage and the birth of their children.