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(of Milford, NY)

[SENECA-6 (1798), EPHRAIM-5 (bapt 1765), EPHRAIM-4 (1719), NATHANIEL-3 (1679), JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), EDWARD KATCHAM-1 (d 1655)] SENECA KETCHUM, b 1798 (Milford, Otsego Co., NY), O (Reverend), L (1820 Homer & 1830 Virgil, Cortland Co., NY) >1830 (Onondaga Indian Res., LaFayette, NY), d 1837 (LaFayette, Onondaga Co., NY), bur Onondaga Indian Cem1, rebur LaFayette Rural Cem,2 age 40; m SABRINA STOWELL [ b 23 Jan 1802 (Mansfield, CT) or 1801 (Hartford, CT), dau of Archelaus (b 4 Apr 1764 (Ashford, Windham Co., CT), d >1825 (Virgil, Cortland Co., NY) & Olive (Bugbee, b 13 Oct 1771 (Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT), dau Timothy Bugbee & Hannah Wood) Stowell, L 1855 (Lafayette, Onondaga Co., NY; "res'd with son-in-law Harry Clark & her dau Hester"), d 24 Jun 1871, bur LaFayette Rural cem near Onondaga Indian Reservation (LaFayette, Onondaga Co., NY)3]. [RESEARCH:;;; & from family records; ]

   "SENECA-6 (Rev.) b. 1798 Milford, Otsego Co, NY, d. 1837 Onondaga Indian Reservation, NY, a.40y; body removed to LaFayette Cem.; m. Sabrina Stowell b. 1802 Hartford, CT, d.24 Jun 1871, buried LaFayette Cem, near Onondaga Indian Reservation, d/o Archalaus & Olive (Bugbee) Stowell. 2 Issue: ASA-CALKINS-7 1821-1881 to State of Kansas; & HESTER-ANN-7 1822-1902."4


1M   ASA CALKINS, b 4 Jun 1820-1 (Cortland, Cortland Co., NY), L (1840 Oswego, NY, AR, KS, MO, TN), O (Attorney, U.S. Circuit Court Judge), Military (Civil War: Colonel in Home Guard), d 8 Dec 1881 (Chautauqua Springs, Chautauqua Co., KS), bur Chautauqua, poss Oak Hill Cem (has stone next to parents in Lafayette Rural cem, NY - "A. C. Ketchum 1820-18??"); m1 (M. W. NAYT Jul 1847 (NY)), m2 SUSAN TINGLE 28 Mar 1850 (OH), m3 LILLIAS JACINTH BURTON 10 Nov 1872 (Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO)

2F   HESTER ANN, b 15 May 1822 (Cortland Co., NY)

1. Kathy Crowell wrote that the KETCHEM/HIBBARD CEMETERY, in the Town of Pompey, was once known as "Indian Burying Ground." "According to POMPEY: Our Town in Profile, Vol. 1 (Township of Pompey, Pompey, NY, 1976), the 1924 obituary of Martha Ketchem Armstrong "stated burial in 'The old Ketchem Cemetery, later 'Hibbard,' on the farm now owned by Charles E. Ferris," p. 232." [Ref:]

2. McVoy, Jim. Email, 3 Dec 2000. The Lafayette Rural Cemetery is the large one on Route 11 just south of Lafayette Village. You can access the Rootsweb listing (created by Danielle Morgan) at:

3. Carolyn Stowell Huffman emailed data on Archelaus Stowell's family on 28 Apr 1999 -

4. Ginger Ketchum Stork, KETCHAM KABLES Newsletter (2133 Hermitage Dr., Davison, MI 48423).



   EDWARD KATCHAM-1 was born circa 1590, possibly in Kent, near Chatham, England. He last lived or visited Cambridge, England before immigrating to America (Massachusetts Bay Colony) around 1629, possibly on the Ship Hopewell of the Winthrop Fleet. Edward was known as a "Freeman" and had rights that were not common to all, as well as the right to vote. He first lived in Ipswitch, Mass., then moved to the, New Haven Colony (Connecticut) in 1651 (Southold, now Long Island) and back across the Sound to Stratford in 1653. He died on 8 June 1655 at Stratford Plantation, Conn. He had three wives and his second wife, SARAH SALMON, was the one from which our line descends. The line descends through the youngest son, JOSEPH KETCHUM-2 (ca 1648), who was the first to change his surname to 'Ketchum' and who lived at Norwalk, New Haven Colony. Joseph was a Norwalk resident from 1672, owned several parcels of land and attended the Congregational Church. Our line continued through his oldest son, NATHANIEL-3, born 23 January 1679, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Conn. He married SARAH WAKELEE in 1710 and had eight children. He served in the Wilton Militia as lieutenant in 1727 and captain in 1730. He died 19 September 1738 in Wilton, Conn. EPHRAIM-4, born 11 August 1719 (Wilton, Conn.), was the fourth child of Nathaniel Ketchum. He married MARY SPENCER on 2 April 1746 at the Wilton Congregational Church. They migrated inland to Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn. Ephraim was a miller and bought a grist mill and some land from Judge Mudge in 1764. Of the total of eight children, the first four were baptised in Wilton. The last four were baptised in Salisbury by a minister who didn't write down all their names. He wrote, "Epherum Catcham & wife -- Sarah and 'one' & 'one more' name forgot, & Hannah - 1765." Because of this minister's forgetfulness, it has been difficult to completely prove our line without a doubt. (We now know that the two names left out by the minister were probably EPHRAIM and his sister ADELAIDA.)

   Through circumstantial evidence and research deduction, it has been concluded the EPHRAIM-5 was one of the names the forgetful minister couldn't remember. Ephraim-5 was born ca 1755 in Connecticut and migrated to New York with his parents. He married JEMIMA CALKINS on 22 December 1785 in Spencertown, Columbia County, New York. Spencertown was founded by Mary (Spencer) Ketchum's parents and brothers. Spencertown is also where Ephraim-4 and his wife resided. Ephraim-5 served in the Revolutionary War and enlisted in Spencertown, New York circa 1779-80. Ephraim-5 died on 2 September 1803, probably in Virgil, Cortland County, New York. His widow applied for his military pension and after providing the required documentation, received it in 1848. Of their six children, our line continued with SENECA-6, who was born in 1798 in Milford, Otsego County, New York. He became a minister and eventually married SABRINA STOWELL. After 1830, they lived on the Onondaga Indian Reservation where Seneca died in 1837. His body was removed to LaFayette, New York cemetery. They had two children who were ASA CALKINS-7, born 4 June 1820-1 in Cortland County, New York and his sister, HESTER ANN-7, born in 1822. Hester married Henry "Harry" E. Clark and remained in the LaFayette, New York area as late as 1898.


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